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The RKI registered 190 new corona deaths within 24 hours. The seven-day incidence is below 100 for the first time since March 20. And: Greece is relaxing corona rules and domestic travel restrictions. The overview.

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General practitioner boss doubts start date for vaccination certificate

4:50 a.m.:

The German Association of


Practitioners doubts the planned introduction of a digital vaccination pass by the end of June. There is little to suggest that the ID card will be available across the board by the beginning of the summer travel season, said Ulrich Weigeldt, head of the association, of the Augsburger Allgemeine. "With a view to bureaucratic requirements and other painful complications, one can have doubts as to whether the full-bodied announcements will be promptly followed by action."

Regardless of this, general practitioners' practices should "by no means be burdened with more bureaucracy," said the medical officer.

The doctors needed time for patients, but "certainly not to hire us as the passport office of the republic."

It is all the more important that the yellow vaccination card recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) remains valid as proof.

Germany wants to introduce a digital corona vaccination certificate together with the EU in June.

For those who have already been completely vaccinated, the vaccination status should be transferred from the analog vaccination record.

However, forged vaccination certificates are already in circulation.

Greece is relaxing corona rules and domestic travel restrictions

4.20 a.m.:

Greece will loosen numerous corona restrictions from Friday. In addition to lifting a travel ban within the country, museums should also be allowed to reopen. In addition, citizens will no longer have to notify the authorities via SMS that they have left their homes. However, anyone traveling to one of the Greek islands by ship or plane must present proof of vaccination or a negative corona test.

The third wave of the corona pandemic hit Greece particularly hard.

The majority of the approximately 10,000 corona deaths occurred in the past few months.

Greece, whose economy is heavily dependent on tourism, has accelerated its vaccination campaign ahead of the summer season.

Although the authorities continue to register more than 2000 new infections per day and the hospitals are busy, all schools were allowed to reopen on Monday.

Brazilian government failed to respond to request for vaccine order

3:55 a.m.:

In Brazil, a Senate commission is investigating whether the government of Jair Bolsonaro has handled the pandemic incorrectly.

The focus is on the question of whether the government has made timely efforts to get vaccines.

Pfizer head for Latin America, Carlos Murillo, told the commission that he had repeatedly offered the Brazilian Ministry of Health between August and November of last year to sell his Covid-19 vaccine.

But he did not receive a response from the government.

Then Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello was replaced last month amid mounting criticism of his failures to get vaccines.

The Brazilian government negotiated a contract with Pfizer in March to supply 100 million cans.

The first vaccines arrived at the end of April.

Maas rules out further return campaigns for vacationers due to Corona

03.15 a.m.:

Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD)

rules out

another return campaign for stranded holidaymakers because of the corona pandemic.

"If the pandemic situation in certain countries should worsen, it must not surprise anyone today, in 2021, unlike last year," Maas told the newspapers of the Funke media group.

Everyone has gained experience with the corona virus.

"The tour operators and airlines also had the opportunity to adjust to the situation," said the minister.

In an emergency, people could still rely on the more than 200 German embassies and consulates around the world.

"If you get stranded, you will receive help and advice until you can make your way home," assured Maas.

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Heiko Maas

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About the summer vacation season, Maas said: "We can hope that life will soon return to normal if the number of infections continues to fall and the vaccination campaign makes progress." will be canceled «.

The SPD politician assumes that the Germans will be able to go on vacation again in the summer.

Maas expressed confidence that this would also apply to people without vaccination against the coronavirus.

This is possible "with comprehensive test and hygiene concepts," he said.

Maas rejected warnings of a two-class society divided into vaccinated and non-vaccinated.

"We are not talking about creating special rights for vaccinated people, but lifting restrictions on basic rights where they are no longer justified," he said.

He is "convinced that we can withstand this temporary inequality - also because the people in the pandemic have shown solidarity again and again."

Balearic President: Nightlife rather only after summer

1:55 a.m.:

No beer king, no ham street: Summer tourists on Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands have to be prepared for vacation without going to clubs. "Only with a higher vaccination rate can we open the nightlife again," said the islands' head of government, Francina Armengol, to the newspapers of the Funke media group. "By opening steps too quickly, we would endanger the great sacrifices our population made in combating the pandemic." The priority now is "responsible tourism," and many families, sports, culture and gastronomy vacationers are desired. "The nightlife will follow later, probably not this summer."

Armengol also described the corona pandemic as an opportunity "to leave excess tourism behind".

The Balearic Islands have started to develop quality tourism, with more respect for nature and the peculiarities of the regions.

"Corona has once again shown us the need for responsible and respectful tourism."

The experiences with the opening to German tourists since Easter were "very positive".

For several days, the incidence in the Balearic Islands has been below 25, according to Armengol.

Mallorca was removed from the list of corona risk areas in Germany on March 14th.

The Foreign Office's travel warning was lifted because the number of new infections there had fallen below 50 per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.

This made the holiday in the Balearic Islands possible again without quarantine on return.

Survey: two thirds dissatisfied with corona crisis management

0.25 a.m.:

Almost two thirds of people in Germany are currently dissatisfied with the way politics justifies and explains the corona measures.

However, the proportion of dissatisfied has decreased compared to April, as the Germany trend of the ARD "Morgenmagazin" recorded by Infratest dimap showed.

65 percent of those eligible to vote are therefore dissatisfied with how the corona measures are communicated.

This is 7 percentage points less than in April.

32 percent of those surveyed are satisfied with the explanation and justification of the steps, 5 percentage points more than in April.

The positive evaluation of the vaccination campaign has risen from 15 to 36 percent compared to April.

62 percent are dissatisfied with the vaccination management, 21 percentage points less than at the beginning of April.

According to the survey, the evaluation of the vaccination campaign strongly depends on the age of the respondents.

Among the over 65-year-olds, half (50 percent) of the vaccination campaign gave a positive report, among the under 65-year-olds it was only about three out of ten.

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Source: spiegel

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