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Coronavirus news on Sunday: Brazil reports more than 100,000 deaths


After the USA, Brazil is hardest hit by Corona: three million people are infected and more than 100,000 have died. And: The Marburger Bund considers distance in the football stadium to be unrealistic. The overview.

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8.18 a.m.: The death toll from the corona virus has risen to more than 100,000 in Brazil. The largest and most populous country in Latin America exceeded this mark in the official statistics of the Ministry of Health on Saturday. Compared to the previous day, there were 905 deaths, bringing the total number since the outbreak of the pandemic to 100,477. There were also 49,970 new infections - since the first confirmed case in Brazil at the end of February, 3,012,412 people have been proven to be infected with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen.

In the USA, according to data from the Reuters news agency, more than five million people have now been infected with the corona virus - one for every 66 inhabitants. The number of deaths is more than 160,000, about a quarter of the global total.

8.09 a.m.: The Marburger Bund Doctors' Association has concerns about partial admission of spectators to Bundesliga games, even with corona protection requirements. "I can hardly imagine how football fans cheer a goal of their team from a distance of two meters," said chairwoman Susanne Johna of the dpa news agency. That is just not very realistic. "When there are fans in the stadium, they want to be together and celebrate together, which is understandable from a human perspective," said the doctor and hygiene specialist. "In that sense, I'm more critical of that."

The general assembly of the German Football League (DFL) had decided by a majority - but not unanimously - a concept for the case of a fan return. This includes a ban on alcohol and the cancellation of standing places by October 31. In addition, no guest tickets should be distributed by the end of the year and measures should be taken to make it possible to track chains of infection.

8.03 a.m.: Due to the increasing number of corona infections, a mask is required in parts of Paris from Monday onwards. The city administration announced on Saturday that the requirement applies to all people aged eleven and over. Places popular with tourists such as the Montmartre hill, the banks of the Seine and the Canal Saint-Martin as well as street markets and shopping streets are affected. In total, the outdoor mask requirement applies in more than a hundred streets in almost all districts of the French capital. Before Paris, several cities such as Nice, Lille and Marseille had already taken this step.

According to the government, the corona crisis has brought losses of at least 30 to 40 billion euros to the French tourism industry. In normal times, a third of the industry's income came from international tourism, which had collapsed, said Tourism State Secretary Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne to the "Journal du Dimanche".

7.59 a.m.: In New Zealand, however, the transmission of the corona virus in the population has been stopped for a hundred days. Although no new infections have been recorded since then, the health authorities warned of negligence on Sunday. According to official information, there are currently 23 active cases of infection in the country. The infected did not become infected in New Zealand, but were tested positive on arrival and placed in quarantine facilities.

7.55 a.m.: China reports only 23 new infections for Saturday. The total number of cases is 84,619. The number of deaths remains at 4634. Mexico reports 6495 new infections, making a total of 475,902 cases. 695 other people have died in connection with the virus. The number of deaths rose to 52,006.

7.50 a.m.: Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier has called for a review of the previous measures. He also said: "We must prevent a second lockdown with all our might. The CDU politician told the newspapers of the Funke media group:" After half a year of experience with the virus, we need a medical assessment of what went wrong and what is changed Altmaier called the increase in new infections to well over 1000 per day alarming: "We have to flatten and reverse this trend, because it is about the health of everyone, the return of children to schools and the upturn in our economy".

Left boss Katja Kipping has been critical of the strict enforcement of corona regulations. "I see with a certain concern that there is now an incredible amount of discussion about repression and higher sentences," she told the newspapers of the Funke media group. Instead, politics should support the many who want to behave responsibly. "For example, we should first set up mask machines at train stops before we punish those who don't wear them."

7.45 a.m.: Employers and unions are warning of a new lockdown in view of the increasing number of infections. "We have learned that not everything has to be shut down with larger sources of infection," said the President of the Federal Association of German Employers' Associations (BDA), Ingo Kramer, of "Bild am Sonntag". "We have learned that not everything has to be shut down with larger foci of infection. There are smaller closures, quarantines and temporary regional reactions." Kramer said, however, this presupposes "responsible citizens who do not demonstratively risk infection in large crowds without distance and face mask".

The chairman of the German Trade Union Federation (DGB), Reiner Hoffmann, agreed with him according to the report: "If everyone adheres to the hygiene and distance rules, we can hopefully make it without a second lockdown."

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