News blog on the coronavirus +++ Trump says he is immune +++

After his Covid 19 illness, US President Trump is now immune to the corona virus by his own account. The North Rhine-Westphalian state government has decided on further requirements. The chairwoman of the German Ethics Council considers a general corona vaccination obligation in Germany to be excluded. The developments in the news blog.

Sunday October 11th

+++ The Federal Government Commissioner for SMEs, Bareiß, has Special aid for the event industry required. This is probably more affected than any other industry and will remain so until the end of the Corona crisis, said the CDU politician in a discussion in Berlin.

+++ In France with Toulouse and Montpellier from Tuesday two more large cities were on the list of risk areas. Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Lille were added yesterday. For the cities affected, this means further restrictions to contain the corona pandemic. So far, 734,974 people have been infected with the virus in France.

+++ The short message service Twitter has put a warning on an entry from US President Trump about his health. It said the tweet violated the rules on spreading misleading and potentially dangerous information regarding Covid-19. Among other things, Trump had written: “I can no longer get it (immune) and I can no longer pass it on.”

+++ In the Slovakia A mouth and nose cover must also be worn outdoors from next Thursday. You pull the emergency brake, said Prime Minister Matovic in Bratislava. In addition, restaurants will then only be allowed to sell take-away meals. Fitness studios, swimming pools and saunas will be closed completely. In addition, grocery stores and drug stores must reserve part of their opening times for senior citizens.

+++ Head of the Chancellery Braun has defended the tougher restrictions. In the evening he said on ARD that the federal government wanted the economy to continue and that schools and kindergartens would remain open. Therefore, you have to be a bit stricter where the infections mainly spread – at celebrations and unfortunately when traveling. Braun described the ban on accommodation as “real emergency measure “.

+++ After his Covid-19 illness is US President Trump by their own account now “immune” to the corona virus. The immunity is like a “protective shine” for him, Trump told Fox News. He feels “fantastic”. His personal physician had previously stated that the president was no longer contagious.

+++ In Spain the regions are tightening Catalonia and Navarre their corona measures. In Catalonia, companies should ask their employees to work from home for the next two weeks. For the time being, meetings of more than six people are prohibited in Navarre. Restaurants have to close earlier. Spain is badly affected with 850,000 infections. The government declared a state of emergency for Madrid.

+++ The SPD health politician Lauterbach has the domestic bans on accommodation referred to as an error. No study proves that traveling within Germany is a pandemic driver, he told the SZ. In addition, the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants will soon be exceeded in many places. Numerous federal states decided on Wednesday that citizens from places with high numbers of corona infections may only be accommodated if they can present a current negative corona test.

+++ North Rhine-Westphalia has initiated further restrictions for people in Corona hotspots. The number of people moving together in public space is reduced from 10 to 5. Opening times of restaurants are restricted. Large events with more than 500 people and private celebrations in public spaces with more than 250 people are generally canceled. The next ordinance will apply nationwide to a maximum of 50 people for private celebrations. Prime Minister Laschet said many had become too frivolous.

+++ The North Rhine-Westphalian state government is currently advising on possible further measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Laschet wants to inform about the results after the special meeting. In the most populous federal state, there are more and more areas in which more than 50 corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants are registered within seven days: there are currently nine major cities and regions.

+++ The Chair of the German Ethics Council, Alena Buyx, considers a general corona vaccination obligation in Germany to be excluded. “I’m sure of that,” said the scientist from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) of the “Augsburger Allgemeine”. You could only imagine a closely job-related vaccination requirement, as the Ethics Council had already expressed in an earlier statement on measles vaccination.

+++ On the second night with the new curfew in Berlin the police had to close again and larger groups dissolve. “We are currently monitoring the corona violations as part of our normal duty. There are no special missions this first weekend,” said a police spokeswoman on Sunday. Exact figures on the violations and the officers deployed were therefore initially not available.

+++ In Russia has the number of new infections every day Record value of 13,634 reached, the authorities said. Just yesterday, 12,846 new infections were reported as never before since the beginning of the pandemic. The capital Moscow is still a hotspot – 4,500 new corona cases have been recorded here in the past 24 hours.

+++ The German national soccer team is threatened with the next home game in front of a small crowd on Tuesday against Switzerland in the Nations League due to the corona pandemic. In Cologne, the 7-day incidence on Sunday was 59.7 per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the threshold of 35. A final decision will be made on Monday.

The infection rate is also increasing in Germany. The number of 4,000 new corona infections reported to the Robert Koch Institute within 24 hours was again exceeded several times. But what is the significance of this value anyway?

+++ In North Rhine-Westphalia, the state government is discussing the situation in the corona epidemic in a special meeting today. Prime Minister Laschet wants to inform about the next steps in the afternoon. The reason for this is that there are more and more areas in North Rhine-Westphalia in which more than 50 corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants are registered within seven days. There are now nine.

+++ Federal President Steinmeier has from the effects of the corona pandemic in Developing countries warned. “The people in many countries in the global south are doubly vulnerable,” said Steinmeier, according to the Office of the Federal President, at the start of Welthungerhilfe’s week in a televised address. Masks and protective clothing are in short supply, there are no ventilators, and seriously ill people cannot be treated. Without running water, soap and disinfectant, there is also an increased risk of infection for people, warned Steinmeier.

The photo shows a cemetery in the east of Sao Paulo / Brazil, where mass burials are taking place because of the corona crisis. (imago / Fotoarena / Bruno Rocha)

+++ In If the number of people demonstrably infected with the coronavirus has risen to over seven million. 74,383 new infections were reported within 24 hours the Ministry of Health announced. The number of deaths increased by 918 to 108,334.

India has the following after the USA most cases of infection worldwide, The country lags behind the US and Brazil in terms of deaths. In just 13 days, the number of infections in India rose by a million.

+++ The former Ironman world champion Sebastian Kienle sees the sport in times of the corona pandemic divided. “Professional competition is generally not becoming that important anymore be, I assume, “said the 36-year-old of the” Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung “. At the same time, however, you can also see” that people are moving more during Corona than they have been for a long time. The only weapon we have as long as there are no effective drugs and no vaccination against corona is our own health, “said Kienle.

+++ The city of Essen also exceeded the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days in the corona pandemic. The North Rhine-Westphalian health center provided the value for the Ruhr area city with its almost 600,000 inhabitants 57,3 on. In Essen there are therefore strict requirements for parties, among other things.

+++ The health authorities have the Robert Koch Institute 3,483 new corona infections in Germany reported within 24 hours. A week ago there were around 2,300 cases. The number of Deathslinked to Covid-19, rose by eleven to 9,615. In the past few days, more than 4,000 new cases of infection had been registered. However, the data is often lower on the weekend because the health authorities often do not report all the data to the RKI.

The number is a little below yesterday’s value (4,721), but on the weekend the health authorities do not always report their data in full. The maximum infection values ​​from spring have not yet been reached overall.

+++ Given further increasing corona infections in Germany, Bavaria’s Prime Minister South for nationwide harsher penalties pronounced in the event of violations of corona rules. In the case of non-compliance with the mask requirement, the CSU boss suggested a uniform fine of 250 euros in the “Bild am Sonntag”.

+++ Nine days after US President Trump Tested positive for the corona virus, according to his doctor Conley no longer contagious. Another test showed that it no longer posed a transmission risk for others and could end the quarantine, said Conley in Washington.

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+++ Brazil records almost 150,000 deaths related to the corona virus. According to the latest information from the Ministry of Health, 5,082,637 people have been infected with the virus.

+++ In France got it within 24 hours almost 27,000 new infections given with the coronavirus. This is the highest value for a day since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to data from the Ministry of Health in Paris. In numerous cities, including Paris, Lyon, Lille and Marseille, the highest corona warning level already applies.

+++ Stuttgart has the important one in the corona pandemic Warning level of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants exceeded in seven days, as the Baden-Württemberg state capital announced. One is currently preparing cuts such as the introduction of a Curfew, Alcohol use restrictions and the Mask requirement within the City-Ring.

+++ Of the German hotel and restaurant association criticized the Ban on accommodation for travelers from Corona risk areaswhich is now valid in several federal states. Chief Executive Hartges said on Deutschlandfunk that she had doubts as to whether the measure in this form and at this speed was proportionate. Many legal questions are unanswered.

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