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Merkel's November lockdown: Steinmeier with an urgent appeal - court: lateral thinkers are allowed to demonstrate without masks


After the Corona summit with the Prime Minister, Chancellor Merkel announced a second partial lockdown in November. "Onerous measures" are taken.

After the Corona summit with the Prime Minister, Chancellor Merkel announced a second partial lockdown in November.

"Onerous measures" are taken.

  • Chancellor Angela Merkel

    * announces


    measures for November

    after the

    Corona summit


  • The closure of

    catering establishments




  • Federal ministers and

    prime ministers

    justify the new rules.

  • This

    news ticker

    is updated regularly.

Update from October 30, 8:04 p.m


Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier also

warned on Friday that the situation could get out of control in view of the increasing occupancy of intensive care beds.

With a view to the

art industry

, which was

badly hit

by the

partial lockdown

, he said: “Especially when we can no longer go to a concert, theater or exhibition because of Corona, then we have to get creative ourselves and think about how

we should can support cultural workers in other ways. "

In the meantime, the

Karlsruhe Administrative

Court has granted

a request from

lateral thinking demonstrators

against the requirements of the city of Karlsruhe.

The participants in the demonstration on Saturday do not have to wear


because, in the view of the


the city's command

would have interfered too much with the freedom of assembly.

In a


of only 500 demonstrators, with a more stationary character, it is possible to comply with the distance rule, according to the court.

The city can, however, impose further requirements on site at short notice.

Corona lockdown in November: The Federal Government is urgently calling for consideration again

Update from October 30th, 5:28 p.m.:

Shortly before the new corona restrictions came into force, the federal government once again pointed out that both the number of new infections and the number of occupied beds in hospitals rose significantly.

"The situation is very serious and dramatic," said

Vice Government Spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer

on Friday.

It now depends on everyone's consideration.

Chancellery chief Helge Braun gave hope for December.

The goal of the newly introduced measures is a December in which Christmas business and visits to friends and relatives are possible again.


constitutional lawyer Ulrich Battis

praised the federal-


resolutions on Wednesday, also in comparison to earlier decisions, as a “carefully justified and balanced overall concept”.

Nevertheless, he expects successful lawsuits against parts of the concept.

November lockdown: FDP and CSU are in a clinch in Bavaria

Update from October 30th, 4:00 p.m.:


implementation of the new Corona rules in Germany is

causing delicate follow-up debates -

a heated dispute has broken out

over the question of how

contact restrictions in private apartments

should be



Among other things, there are allegations at Markus Söder's address that Bavaria promotes “denunciation”.

In particular, the


are in a clinch.

The Bavarian State Chancellery felt compelled to clarify.

In a



on Friday




Bavaria's corona measures.

With a view to the debate about the constitutionally guaranteed inviolability of the apartment and rule violations within one's own four walls, he emphasized: "I can expressly say that there is no call to give advice."

Merkel announces new corona measures: Kubicki believes in a judicial stop

Update from October 30th, 7.18 a.m.:



President Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP) does not assume that the new Corona measures will stand up to judicial review.

"The resolutions remain of such a remarkable


that it only appears questionable when the first court will overturn them and not whether," wrote Kubicki in a guest article for the

Passauer Neue Presse


“Why do nail salons have to close, but not hairdressers?

Why are restaurants also closed where you are still a long way from the self-defined thresholds?

All of this can no longer be explained, ”he criticizes.

The FDP politician sees

“serious birth defects”

in the resolutions


A parliamentary debate was once again not possible, only subsequent knowledge.

The Chancellor had "pushed through her ideas on how to effectively combat the Corona policy again without being responsible at all," he said.

Corona summit: Merkel announces partial lockdown - now the list of companies that have to close has been added

Update from October 29th, 9:00 p.m.: The

federal and state governments decided on Wednesday that many companies in Germany have to close in November.

A number of trades were listed in the corresponding resolution, including cinemas, theaters, opera and concert halls.

However, some uncertainties were left behind.


, for example, were not included

in the list.

The culture ministers of the federal states have now specified the resolution.

In a conference on Thursday they agreed, according to dpa information, that museums must also close.

It was also stipulated that trial operations, for example in theaters, may be continued.

The aim is to enable the houses to reopen in December.

Corona in Germany: Merkel defends lockdown in the Bundestag

Update from October 29, 10:46 a.m.:

Chancellor Angela Merkel

has in the Bundestag

issued a government statement in which it once again explained the lockdown measures decided on Wednesday.

During a discussion, the Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate,

Malu Dreyer

(SPD), had a say, who made the prime ministers' point of view clear.

Due to the

exponential growth, it is

now necessary to act together.

"Fast, unbureaucratic measures" are needed.


also called the offer of the federal government

to take over

a large part of the


for companies that are affected by the closings as a “more than good offer”.

Update from October 29th, 8:18 am:

Federal Health


Jens Spahn

defended the tough measures against the pandemic agreed by the federal and state governments by the end of November.

It was a difficult time for those affected, but contacts absolutely had to be reduced, he said on Thursday morning in a telephone interview on WDR.

The number of


rose rapidly again, especially among the elderly.

"I don't want to wait until the intensive care units are overcrowded," he said.

"If they're overcrowded, it's too late."

His own illness gave him a different perspective on the



The experience made him "humble," said Spahn.

He is fine himself, he only has mild cold symptoms.

Chancellery chief Helge Braun (CDU) also


the drastic

corona measures

in November.

"We now have to go ahead as politicians with a clear signal, because acting early ultimately enables us to act more leniently," Braun said on Thursday on Deutschlandfunk.

Braun stood behind the controversial

closure of restaurants


"We have to prioritize, of course," he said.

Schools, education and most of the craft, middle class and business sectors are to be fully maintained.

“But somewhere we have to reduce the number of contacts.” That is most proportionate to leisure activities.

The companies would receive 75 percent of the turnover of last November from the state.

That is very, very expensive, but certainly appropriate to help those affected through the tough month.

Corona lockdown in Germany: FDP does not want to support the new measures without discussion

Update from October 29, 7.51 a.m.:

The FDP does

not want to support

the new

anti-corona measures

in Germany without further discussion.

The prime ministers had acted in part uncoordinated, said their parliamentary manager in the Bundestag,

Marco Buschmann

, on Thursday in the ARD morning magazine "We will have to rework that now." He turned against "leaning the whole country together".

"Very tough talks" had already taken place in the evening after the resolutions of the federal and state governments and during the night.

Now the question is "how these things are implemented in state law".

Buschmann announced that the FDP was trying to "involve parliaments more where we co-govern".

These are North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Corona lockdown in November: Chancellor Merkel announces far-reaching resolutions

Update from October 28th, 10:20 pm:



were announced today, Wednesday.


partial lockdown will

begin in


on November 2

and will last

for four weeks.

You can read all of today's developments as well as an overview of the strict rules that will soon apply throughout the Federal Republic of Germany here.

The measures are intended to avoid a “

national health emergency

”, said Chancellor Angela Merkel.

You can read the entire press conference in the ticker here in this text

(live ticker from the update from October 28th, 5:35 p.m.


Corona summit: Merkel announces "incriminating measures" - lockdown decision officially

Update from October 28th, 6:50 p.m.:

Nationwide today there is an

agreement on the corona measures

, as it was rarely felt before.


Prime Minister of Thuringia,

Bodo Ramelow


who is otherwise known as a

critic of the federal line

, now emphasizes the

necessity of the resolutions


The current dynamic could not be foreseen beforehand, he explains his turnaround.

Coronavirus in Germany: lockdown decision is made - new rules in November

Update from October 28th, 6:21 pm:

“This is really a one-off offer,”


Markus Söder, highlighting the size of the planned aid package.

It is "extraordinarily generous" and could bring

75 percent of their sales from October 2019 to

companies and institutions


Applying for support shouldn't be complicated either.


ten billion euro

package is at

least building a “financial bridge”





press conference


You will read





can find


overview of the new rules *


Update from October 28th, 6:18 pm:

"At this conference that we had, we all agreed: The special importance of these resolutions is that we should




" said Michael Müller, pleased about the cooperation between the country leaders.

Update from October 28th, 6.15pm:

“The Bundeswehr still has potential,”


Angela Merkel

, announcing

that the health authorities will be increased.

"It cannot go on like



this development must be broken,

" she also takes a look at the corona situation across Europe.

Coronavirus: Resolutions of the Federal Government - Quasi-Lockdown should make tracking possible again

Update from October 28, 6:08 p.m.:

75 percent of the infections were no longer traceable


One no longer knows where they come from, says

Angela Merkel

, describing


threatening control situation of the health authorities


The aim of the

tough restrictions in November

is above all

to make

traceability easier


Update from October 28th, 6:03 pm:


Freedom of religion and freedom of assembly are a great asset,

" says Markus Söder, explaining the

constitutional reasons

why the new resolutions contain no comments on

church services and demonstrations



federal government passed on


summary of the Corona decisions

to the press.

These are the key points of the now slightly modified lockdown concept.

Just presented in Berlin.

- Christian Deutschländer (@CDeutschlaender) October 28, 2020

Update from October 28th, 5:59 pm:

“We don't make decisions over the heads of people, we also take them with us,” insists Markus Söder.

It is about the well-being of all citizens.

“We do a

four-week therapy,

” he appeals, “if we can do this


, we can be proud of it together afterwards.

We will survive Corona, I am convinced of that.

There is also a tomorrow. "

PK after Corona summit: Markus Söder does not find lockdown decision easy - "Difficult day"

Update from October 28th, 5:53 pm:


a difficult day

, a day that we will all remember for a long time,” says

Markus Söder

, emphasizing

the strength of the decisions that were apparently made with a heavy heart today.

"We weighed up today," he explains the decision-making process, "I think you have to do what you are convinced of."

“The longer we wait, the harder it gets,” he suggests, explaining why

immediate action is



What we have done so far is not enough, we have to do more,

" he concludes, "reduce contacts, reduce contacts, reduce contacts."

The Bavarian Prime Minister is very sorry for the catering industry.

He is very proud of the operators, who for the most part “

have developed and followed meticulous hygiene concepts


Nevertheless, Germany has now reached a point where a loss of control is imminent.

Therefore, one

unfortunately has to accept restrictions for a certain point in time


Corona resolutions by the federal government: Schools and daycare centers remain open

Update from October 28th, 5:51 pm:

“We saw the effects

when schools and daycare centers have to close

,” Müller reminds us that the hard lockdown in the spring had severe social consequences.

Domestic violence and attacks on women and children

have become more and more common during this time.

The opening of schools and kindergartens is

not just about the educational mandate


Update from October 28th, 5.46pm:

Everyone must now be aware that “

it's about human life,

” warns

Michael Müller

, “if we don't act now, we won't be able to help many people.”

Coronavirus: Gastronomy has to close - new rules also hit amateur sports hard

Update from October 28, 5.44 p.m.: Bars, discos and restaurants will be closed

, Angela Merkel confirms the heavy message for the gastronomy that had already made the rounds.


leisure enterprises must close


In return, the Chancellor announced an “

extraordinary economic package

” that is intended to relieve the affected companies and associations.

Update from October 28th, 5.41 p.m.:

The resolutions for leisure activities

must now be tough

, explains Angela Merkel further, in order to enable the

opening of daycare centers, schools and other essential facilities of public life


She expressly condemns

private celebrations

or even parties in public places.

Police controls

are now to be intensified.

Coronavirus: Angela Merkel announces serious resolutions - "National effort"

Update from October 28th, 5:38 pm:

"The most important instrument is


" the Chancellor continues.

But the

health authorities are now on the

verge of being able to guarantee this traceability.

There is a

risk of losing


, she warns: “That is why we need another

national effort

in November



Update from October 28th, 5:35 pm:

“These deliberations took place in his very serious situation,” Chancellor Merkel began the press conference.

In addition to the number of infections, the number of people who have to be artificially ventilated has also doubled, Angela Merkel explains the urgency of the situation.

"We have to act - now," she clarifies.

Corona summit: Merkel PK on lockdown NOW LIVE - Chancellor gives details on new rules in Germany

Update from October 28, 5:18 p.m.:

Movement in Berlin.

The press conference should actually begin in a few moments.

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder and Berlin's governing mayor Michael Müller

will appear before the press round


The results of the video conference of the federal and state governments on the # Corona pandemic with Chancellor #Merkel, Berlin's Governing Mayor Müller @RegBerlin and Bavaria's MP @Markus_Soeder, right here:

- Steffen Seibert (@RegSsprecher) October 28, 2020

Update from October 28th, 5:12 p.m.:

More and more

details about the decisions of the cabinet




It is said that the federal and state governments are calling on companies

to allow


home work


Whenever feasible, employees should

operate from




Business trips

are not prohibited, however.

According to media reports, hotels will not be allowed to accept tourists in November.

The accommodation of business travelers should, however, remain permitted.

Update from October 28, 4:57 p.m.:

Not only the journalists and camera teams on site are waiting eagerly for the

press conference after the cabinet meeting of the federal and state governments


But the beginning is still delayed.

Update from October 28, 4:27 p.m.:

Wholesalers and retailers


not have to expect closings


Shopping remains possible


tightened hygiene measures


There is still no clarity about the details of the new regulations.

The press conference will certainly make it.

The situation is similar for

schools and kindergartens


They should also

remain open


Apparently, the federal and state governments do not see home schooling as being ready for another closure.

Update from October 28, 4:23 p.m.:

The catering industry is once again hit particularly hard.


tough measures are

also to be taken on

leisure companies and amateur athletes


Concert halls, operas and theaters are also expected to close in November.

Amateur sports operations will probably be suspended, only individual sports will be approved.

Update from October 28th, 4:16 p.m.:

More and more details seep


shortly before the

press conference with Chancellor Merkel

, which will probably begin at 4:30 p.m.

The federal and state governments apparently want to declare a "



That probably means

serious restrictions for the catering industry


According to Berlin, it should temporarily close completely.

From November 2nd,

only delivery and collection of food would be permitted

for the rest of the month


Bars and restaurants remain closed.

Update from October 28, 4:07 p.m.:

If new corona measures are announced soon, it is crucial that

compliance with them is

also monitored.

Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer


also sees it that


Compared to the

picture he

said: “For this purpose, the Federal Police will deploy thousands of officers in consultation with the federal states.

First of all, this applies to the big cities and the hot spots. "

As the

German press agency

found out, the federal and state governments also

only want to allow

professional sport

in November without spectators, including the




that serve entertainment and leisure should also be prohibited.

Theaters, operas and concert halls are scheduled to close from November 2nd until the end of the month.

Merkel and the Prime Ministers: Contact restrictions should come

Update from October 28, 3:26 p.m.:

More and more projects by the Prime Minister and the Chancellor are seeping through: According to the

picture, the

government decides on

contact restrictions


That would mean that only people from a maximum of two households should meet outside.

Update from October 28, 3:18 p.m.:

The negotiations are still ongoing, but the



Business Insider

reported that the prime ministers apparently agreed on a

common line

on two points in

the morning

: The


should be included in the resolutions.

With a

motion for



, which could possibly already be adopted in the plenary debate on Thursday, the parliament is to provide


for the measures adopted by the conference of prime ministers.

The Bundestag expresses its views on political issues in resolutions.

They are not legally binding, it says on the website of the German Bundestag.

In addition to agreement on the exclamation of a

"national health emergency"


(see Update of 28 October, 12:09).

Business Insider

writes that any measures ordered may be more difficult to





Tightening of the corona measures: Corona lockdown should come as early as November 2nd

Update from October 28, 2:31 p.m.:

According to information from the


, the corona lockdown planned by the federal government is to begin on Monday, November 2.

Update from October 28, 2:08 p.m.:

The federal-state meeting is





to have learned that the federal government


, which from a possible


would be affected, some of their

fancy sales

wants to replace.

Federal Finance Minister

Olaf Scholz

(SPD) suggested that

smaller companies

replace up to 75 percent of their sales compared to the same month last year, while

larger companies


70 percent.

There should be no special obligation to provide evidence.

Before the deliberations, it was leaked that some state leaders are

calling for




for a possible new lockdown.





learned this

from the preliminary discussions of the heads of government without Merkel.

Bund-Länder meeting: what do the Prime Ministers agree on with Chancellor Merkel?

Update from October 28th, 1.40 p.m.:

Since 1 p.m., the

country bosses have been


Chancellor Merkel via video about tightening the

corona rules


If tough measures such as the closure of restaurants and cultural institutions are decided at the federal-state meeting, many




A restaurateur


with his lawsuit against the lockdown

in the Berchtesgadener Land district in Bavaria.

As the

administrative court

in Munich reported on Wednesday,


restaurant owner's

urgent application was


The entrepreneur wanted to ensure that he was allowed to entertain guests during the regional lockdown ordered by the district office.

Due to the sharp increase in the number of new corona infections, the Upper Bavarian district had set strict

exit restrictions

for the population.


Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has been advising the 16 prime ministers via video link since 1 p.m.

© Michael Kappeler / dpa

Merkel and the Prime Ministers: Volker Bouffier calls for a "national health emergency"

Update from October 28, 12.09 p.m.:

Will the federal-state meeting today



uniform line

to further

corona measures


According to information from the

Bild newspaper


Volker Bouffier

(CDU), Prime Minister of Hesse,


in a switch of the Prime Minister to call for the

national health


This makes it easier for the federal states to implement uniform rules.


Bodo Ramelow

from Thuringia would

go along with

it, according to the



So far, he has spoken out against a nationwide lockdown

(see update from October 28, 10:56 a.m.).

There is currently a national health emergency in


for example


According to information from the

German Press Agency

, there was at least a broad will at the preliminary meetings of the Prime Ministers,

make necessary decisions


Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer


also comments

on a possible corona lockdown via Twitter: A diffuse spread of the corona virus * must be achieved through "fewer


and public life".

The central point here is: "The loss of sales from a four-week closure must be compensated for by the entrepreneurs." In the

draft resolution

that has submitted

, it says: The federal government will "extend aid measures for companies and


the conditions for the

economic sectors

that are mainly affected


The Prime Minister will discuss the content of the paper with Chancellor Angela Merkel from 1 p.m.

Diffuse spread of the # corona # virus should be achieved through fewer #contacts and public life.

#School and #Kita remain open.

The key is: The # sales loss of a four-week # closure must be compensated for the # entrepreneurs.

#MPK #education #economy

- Michael Kretschmer (@MPKretschmer) October 28, 2020

Dispute over corona lockdown: preliminary positions of the prime ministers very different

Update from October 28, 10:56 a.m.:

The discussions about a possible

corona lockdown

between the country bosses and Angela Merkel are likely to become heated again.

The Prime Ministers have been discussing a uniform line since 10.30 a.m.

Because that is precisely


many are demanding in order to

maintain high

acceptance of

the measures.

But the positions are different: "We will decide on some things for Germany that hurts and is not beautiful," said the Hessian Prime Minister

Volker Bouffier (CDU) of




Bodo Ramelow (left)

, the Prime Minister of Thuringia, does not want a nationwide lockdown, but regional restrictions.

Merkel's plan for the corona lockdown: Virologist Kekulé does not think that catering closings make sense

Update from October 28, 10:23 a.m.:

The federal resolution, which became known before the

federal-state meeting

, provides for the

closure of


and similar facilities.


Alexander Kekulé,

however, thinks that closing restaurants does not make sense, as he



Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk

on Wednesday


It is more important to crack down on violations of the existing rules.

SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach

expressed himself differently

on Twitter: He believes that the measures

could stop

an exponential increase in

new corona infections

, unless gastronomy is removed from the concept.

Lauterbach argues that by


opposite without a mask,

aerosol transmission is

"hardly avoidable".

(2) In gastronomy, most contacts take place outside the family.

All age groups use gastronomy.

In a conversation without a mask, sitting opposite, aerosol transmission in the interior is hardly avoidable.

Michael Meyer-Hermann and I believe that exceptions are wrong

- Karl Lauterbach (@Karl_Lauterbach) October 28, 2020

Merkel / Prime Minister: draft resolution for Corona lockdown made known

Update from October 28, 8:09 a.m.:

 Today, Wednesday, Chancellor

Angela Merkel

wants to

decide with the Prime Minister about new Corona measures.

According to the draft resolution that has been submitted to the

German Press Agency


these should be

equivalent to a lockdown.

Opinions are already divided.

With new rules, some of which are no longer comprehensible, Merkel could

completely gamble

away the 

acceptance of

some citizens.

Update from October 27th, 6:05 p.m.:

When asked by a journalist whether


restrictions will



to a maximum of one person outside of one's own household, NRW Prime Minister

Armin Laschet


that he expected a situation like in March.

In the afternoon, Laschet spoke to journalists about the current

corona situation in NRW

and the

corona summit

on Wednesday.

Update from October 27, 5:17 p.m.:

On Wednesday afternoon, the 16 state bosses discussed with Chancellor Angela Merkel about the further measures in the

Corona crisis


There may well be another heated discussion.

Merkel wants to call everyone on Tuesday evening to prepare the video switch.

A "

temporary block of a


in Germany" is being


, said

Reiner Haseloff

(CDU), Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt.

This could therefore apply for three to four weeks.

The governments were keen to


a state of emergency around



Ramelow rebels even before the Prime Minister's Conference - Thuringia against Lockdown

Update from October 27th, 5:00 p.m.:


prime ministers


not yet got together


Angela Merkel

(CDU), there has already been a rejection: Thuringia's Prime Minister

Bodo Ramelow

(left *) does not want a decision by the states on a possible new lockdown carry along, as he said after a cabinet meeting in Erfurt.


Prime Minister's

Conference would perform an important structuring task.

"However, this task must not be too much," said Ramelow.

Instead, he advocates strengthening


when it comes to adopting measures against the



Ramelow rejects

a procedure in the Prime Minister's Conference, "in which proposals for resolutions introduced at extremely short notice"

are to be negotiated and resolved

with particularly intrusive measures such as curfews, contact bans and the imposition of a



Prime ministerial conference with Angela Merkel: will tough decisions be made on Wednesday?

First report from October 27, 3:24 p.m .:

Berlin - Chancellor

Angela Merkel

(CDU *) wants to make far-reaching decisions.

The circuit with the 16

prime ministers

was brought forward and will take place on Wednesday from 1 p.m.

It is about something important, namely about decisive measures from the Chancellor's point of view to prevent the number of

corona cases from skyrocketing


Because the numbers are clear: Federal Minister of Economics

Peter Altmaier

(CDU) expects 20,000 new corona infections in Germany by the end of the week.

"We are dealing with

exponential growth


According to


information, Merkel again warned clearly in the parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday afternoon: The

doubling number *

of the cases is crucial.

Currently, the number of new infections doubled every seven to eight days, and the number of intensive care beds occupied every ten days.

"Another four times doubling and the system is at an end," Merkel warned.

Angela Merkel and the Coronavirus: Measures to get “air for the holidays”

As with her weekly

video podcast

, she urges taking every single day seriously.

Everyone has to join in and obey their order of the day: “Reduce contacts.

Meet fewer people. "According to the



Merkel also looks

at the days around Christmas Eve:" If we do more, we will gain air for the holidays. "

One could not wait any longer with stricter measures, especially not in view of the situation in other European countries.


reported by

Focus Online

, the internal name for further restrictions is





that serve pleasure,


as restaurants, museums or theaters

, may be


Focus Online also

reports that Merkel also

wanted to close


, but did not get through.

SPD * health expert

Karl Lauterbach

also used the word "Wellenbrecher-Shutdown" in his mouth.

It describes the

temporary, nationwide closure of

numerous facilities for two weeks.

Private meetings should be minimized.

"But schools, daycare centers and essential shops remain open," said Lauterbach of the

German Press Agency


Recently there was repeated


of a

"lockdown light"

that could be decided on Wednesday.

According to


information, the SPD-led states such as Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Bremen or Berlin are also planning a “gradual shutdown of public and economic life” as a lockdown in several steps.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the health authorities



new corona infections

within one day on

Tuesday morning


On Tuesday a week ago, the number was 6868.

On Saturday, 14,714 new infections, a new high since the start of the corona pandemic * in Germany, was reached

(cibo / dpa).

* is part of the Ippen-Digital network.

List of rubric lists: © Olivier Hoslet / dpa

Source: merkur

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