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Corona news on Thursday: The most important developments on Sars-CoV

2021-09-16T03:05:33.753Z

The Robert Koch Institute registered 68 more corona deaths within 24 hours. Politicians warn against the radicalization of those who oppose vaccination. And: riots during a demonstration in Slovenia. The overview.



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Baden-Württemberg wants mandatory testing for employees with external contact

04.22 a.m.:

Baden-Württemberg is campaigning for nationwide compulsory testing of employees and self-employed people without proof of vaccination or recovery if they are active in public traffic. Customers and visitors would have to submit proof of vaccination, test or convalescence status in almost all indoor areas such as restaurants, cultural institutions or fitness studios, according to an application from Baden-Württemberg for the Conference of Health Ministers, which is available to the German Press Agency. "However, there are still no 3G obligations for employees in the respective industries," according to the application.

Employers would have to offer employees outside of the home office tests at least twice a week.

However, the employees do not have to accept the offer.

Especially in the case of professional activities in which the employees have contact with those affected by the 3G obligation, there is an “imbalance in the protective measures”.

The application will initially be discussed at a heads of office conference this Thursday and Friday in Würzburg.

A corresponding regulation has already been decided for the country.

EU Commission presents new health authority

04.07 a.m.:

The EU Commission presented its proposal for a new EU health authority on Thursday. With the presentation (from 1 p.m.) by the European Authority for Crisis Prevention and Response to Health Emergencies (Hera), the Commission wants to advance its project of a European Health Union. The background to this is better preparation for future pandemics or other health emergencies. For example, medicines, personal protective equipment such as masks and vaccines should be available more quickly for the around 450 million EU citizens in emergency situations.

After the EU commissioners discussed the new health authority on Tuesday, it is expected that it will have a more coordinating character.

The competence for health policy also lies with the member states.

By working more closely, the EU aims to achieve better results in drug research and in the fight against diseases such as cancer.

Riots during demonstration against

Corona

measures in Slovenia

02.55 a.m.:

In the Slovenian capital Ljubljana there were riots on Wednesday during protests against the tightening of the corona measures. The security forces responded with water cannons and tear gas to demonstrators who threw bottles, stones and fireworks at the emergency services. According to police, around 8,000 people took part in the protests. Several police officers were injured and some demonstrators were arrested, the news website N1 reported.

The latest corona regulations in Slovenia have made a so-called PCT certificate a prerequisite for participation in many areas of public life since Wednesday.

It is required, for example, when entering shops or to go to work.

The certificate is only given to those who have either been vaccinated, tested or have recovered from a corona infection.

In Slovenia, the number of corona infections had recently increased again.

So far, however, only around 45 percent of the population has been vaccinated.

After the vaccination center attack, politicians warn of radical opponents of vaccination

12:35 a.m.:

After an attempted arson attack on a Saxon vaccination center, domestic politicians in the Bundestag warned against radicalization of

those who oppose

vaccination. "The increasing violence from the so-called lateral thinker scene against public institutions and health facilities is deeply worrying," said the domestic policy spokesman for the FDP parliamentary group, Konstantin Kuhle, the editorial network Germany. Radical opponents of vaccinations and lateral thinkers are a danger to society and, through misinformation and uncertainty, contribute to the fact that fewer people are vaccinated.

The domestic political spokeswoman for the Greens in the Bundestag, Irene Mihalic, said that a radicalization of the scene has been observed for months.

The Union's domestic politician Mathias Middelberg (CDU) called for consistent clarification by the police and the judiciary.

The Office for the Protection of the Constitution must continue to look closely at the scene.

In the Saxon Vogtlandkreis, strangers threw three bottles with a flammable liquid against a roller door at a vaccination center on Tuesday evening.

The incendiary devices did not ignite, so no fire broke out.

Hackers steal

corona

test data from 1.4 million people in Paris

12:01 a.m.:

In a hacking attack on the public health service in the Paris area,

corona test

data was stolen from 1.4 million people. The health service of the Paris hospitals (AP-HP) announced on Wednesday evening in Paris that a criminal complaint had been filed with the public prosecutor's office. The attack affected an area in which laboratory data was stored for transfer to health insurance companies and health authorities for contact tracking. The stolen data affected people from the greater Paris area who were tested for the corona virus last summer. This involves the names of those affected, the health insurance number and the test result.

As the health service emphasized, the nationwide data exchange system for corona tests was not affected by the attack that occurred this summer.

According to initial findings, there is a weak point in the company's own data storage systems.

Last summer, these were only used selectively for exchange with other authorities when there were technical problems with the nationwide system.

Investigations into the origin and background of the attack continued.

The health service apologized to those affected, who should be informed individually.

jok / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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