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


Biontech is approved for children in Canada, thousands have already been vaccinated. Thuringia wants to move the first intensive care patients to northern Germany. Employers are open to compulsory vaccination. The overview.

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The first corona intensive care patients could be relocated on Thursday

5.49 a.m.:

The relocation of the first corona intensive care


from Thuringia to northern Germany could start on Thursday.

A total of

ten patients from the Free State

are currently earmarked for this, said a spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Interior of Saxony-Anhalt, to which the coordination of the clover leaf East is docked, on Wednesday evening.

The specific point in time is currently being planned and coordinated.

"If necessary, the relocation will start on Thursday," it said.

It would be the first nationwide relocations in the fourth corona wave.

The sick would be relocated to the northern clover, probably to Lower Saxony, the spokeswoman said.

According to a report in the "Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung", the Siloah Clinic in Hanover wants to admit three patients.


cloverleaf system

was introduced against the background of the first Corona wave in 2020.

The idea: In order to avoid excessive demands in individual hospitals, it should be possible to easily move patients within a clover leaf, to which neighboring federal states still belong.

If that is no longer possible, nationwide relocations should be possible.

Together with Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony forms the northern clover leaf.

A spokeswoman for the Thuringian Ministry of Health had named Schleswig-Holstein as the destination in the afternoon.

Future Minister of Education: If possible, no school closings

5.48 a.m.:

The designated Federal Education Minister

Bettina Stark-Watzinger

(FDP) wants to avoid school


despite the increasing number of corona infections.

"We are in favor of not closing schools," she told the TV broadcaster Bild Live.

Her party is convinced that the students "should not suffer educational deficits again".

In the interview on Wednesday evening, Stark-Watzinger also called for more competencies for the federal government in the field of education policy.

She wanted a "cooperation requirement" so that the federal government and the states work together better.

The 53-year-old is the head of the FDP in Hesse and the parliamentary manager of the parliamentary group.


President of the German Teachers' Association, Heinz-Peter Meidinger

, called on the federal states not to unilaterally bring forward the Christmas holidays without introducing further contact restrictions for all people.

"If the federal states want to bring the Christmas holidays forward, then there would also have to be more contact restrictions in society as a whole, ie lockdowns or partial lockdowns," Meidinger told the Rheinische Post.

"Because a school closure like this only makes sense if the infection rate is curbed as a whole, and not just in the schools."

Baerbock: "We gave ourselves ten days"

5 a.m.:

According to the Greens, the traffic light parties want to advise on stricter corona measures in Germany at the beginning of December. "We gave ourselves ten days to see if we are with the booster vaccinations, have we come far enough with the protective measures," said

Greens boss Annalena Baerbock

on Wednesday evening in the ARD. The new federal-state crisis team should take a close look at the situation on a daily basis. After these ten days, they will jointly analyze whether further measures are necessary.

In the fight against the fourth corona wave, the amended Infection Protection Act, initiated by the traffic light parties, came into force on Wednesday.

The federal states still have the option of ordering or maintaining measures such as mask requirements, contact restrictions or bans on events.

Nationwide exit restrictions and school closings are no longer permitted tools.

According to the previous plans, the law is to be reviewed on December 9th in a federal-state round and, if necessary, sharpened.

Germany exceeds the threshold of 100,000 corona deaths

03:32 a.m.:

The number of corona deaths in Germany has exceeded the threshold of 100,000.

As the Robert Koch Institute reported early Thursday morning, citing

data from the health authorities

, a total of 100,119 people in Germany have died after a corona infection so far.

More than 5.5 million people in Germany have been infected with the



so far


  • You can read the detailed report on the current RKI figures here.

Employers open to general vaccination requirements in Germany

02:01 a.m.: In

view of the increasing number of corona infections,



Rainer Dulger

is open to a general vaccination requirement.

»We rely on dialogue and conviction.

Therefore, a

statutory vaccination is always only the second best solution.

But it must not be excluded from the outset,

”says Dulger of the newspaper“ Rheinische Post ”.

However, the economy cannot make this decision for politicians.

"Especially for employees who work with endangered groups of people, the willingness to be vaccinated is a sign of a sense of duty and consideration for their fellow human beings, but also for the affected groups of people, such as the elderly or the seriously ill in hospitals."

mrc / oka / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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