NDR Info News from 03.10.2021 5:50 a.m. | NDR.de – Nachrichten – NDR Info

Ceremony for the Day of German Unity

The central ceremony for the anniversary of German unity is taking place in Saxony-Anhalt today. Federal President Steinmeier and other representatives of the constitutional bodies and the federal states are expected in Halle an der Saale. Chancellor Merkel gives the keynote address. Because of the corona pandemic, there is only a very limited program on the 31st anniversary of German unity. The usual multi-day community festival with hundreds of thousands of visitors is canceled as it was last year. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

Exploratory talks between the parties

Several parties want to sound out the possibilities for a joint government formation in exploratory talks today. In addition, politicians from the SPD and FDP will come together in the afternoon. In the evening, the Social Democrats talk to the Greens. At the same time there will be a meeting between the Union and the FDP. Both the SPD, which had become the strongest force in the federal election a week ago, and the Union are dependent on the support of both the Greens and the FDP to form a government. Both of them are currently ruling out a possible new edition of the grand coalition. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

Medical officers complain of a shortage of staff in health departments

The Federal Association of Doctors in the Public Health Service complains about a persistent staff shortage in the health authorities. According to association spokeswoman Teichert, temporary employees were hired in the first three waves who are no longer there. It could not be that the health authorities have to call the Bundeswehr every time during the pandemic when things get tight, Teichert told the newspapers of the Funke media group. She also advocated that those who tested positive should report their vaccination status when following up their contacts. So you can concentrate on the unvaccinated first. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

7-day incidence remains low

The 7-day incidence remains at a relatively low level in Germany. The Robert Koch Institute reports 6,164 new positive tests within 24 hours. The incidence drops slightly from 64.4 to 64.2 today. Nine other people died related to the virus. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

Association of cities and municipalities for more speed in rail expansion

The German Association of Towns and Municipalities has demanded a faster pace in the expansion of rail transport. Chief Executive Landsberg said that the requirements for planning and tendering as well as for the construction itself should be noticeably reduced. The traffic turnaround will only succeed if the bureaucracy associated with investment projects is significantly reduced. The implementation of a major project on the rails currently takes an average of 20 years from planning to completion. According to Landsberg, the existing rail infrastructure is already reaching its capacity limits, especially in the metropolitan areas. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

Football: Wolfsburg conceded defeat

VfL Wolfsburg suffered another defeat in the Bundesliga. The Lower Saxony lost 3-1 against Borussia Mönchengladbach in their own stadium. Borussia Dortmund keeps in touch with the top of the table after the 2-1 win against Augsburg, as does SC Freiburg, who won 2-1 at Hertha BSC in Berlin. Also played: Stuttgart against Hoffenheim 3-1 and Leipzig against Bochum 3-0. In the second division, Hanover did not get past a 0-0 draw at 1. FC Nürnberg, Holstein Kiel lost the Baltic Sea duel against Hansa Rostock 2-0. And in the handball Bundesliga, Flensburg-Handewitt won 34:17 against promoted Lübbecke. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

The weather in Northern Germany

Today cloudy and local rain. From Göttingen to Western Pomerania, longer dry with few loosening. Maximum 17 to 23 degrees. Especially at the sea there are stormy gusts. Tomorrow lots of clouds, from southern Lower Saxony to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania some rain in some areas. Maximum 14 to 18 degrees. The further prospects: On Tuesday inconsistent with falling rain, 13 to 19 degrees. On Wednesday cloudy, showers in some areas, 14 to 17 degrees. | 10/3/2021 5:50 am

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