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Corona news on Monday: Traffic light parties are planning further regulations

2021-12-06T06:10:29.098Z

The Bundestag is to discuss further corona rules in extra sessions this week. In Italy, local transport is 3G. Doctors are calling for more vaccination offers on weekends. The overview.



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Söder would welcome Lauterbach as health minister

5.48 a.m.:

According to the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder, the SPD expert Karl Lauterbach would make a good Minister of Health.

It needs a department head who does not need ten minutes of training, said the CSU chairman on Sunday evening in the ARD program »Anne Will«.

"I think Herr Lauterbach can definitely do it." He would appreciate it if the choice fell on him.

"I hope I don't harm him in this situation now."

Söder praised Lauterbach's "basic compass".

“We come from very different Poles, but we often have similar positions.

And yes, I appreciate and respect him. ”Lauterbach himself did not want to comment on the speculation of personnel.

The occupation of the SPD ministerial posts in the Ampel coalition is still pending.

The likely future Chancellor Olaf Scholz wants to introduce the ministers of his party on Monday morning.

It is eagerly awaited who will take over the health department in the middle of the fourth corona wave.

Three out of four Germans welcome contact restrictions for unvaccinated people

4.55 a.m.:

According to a survey, three out of four Germans welcome the recently adopted nationwide contact restrictions for unvaccinated people. In a representative survey by the opinion research institute Civey for the »Augsburger Allgemeine«, 74 percent thought the contact restrictions were correct. Accordingly, 23 percent rejected it, three percent were undecided. The approval was particularly high among supporters of the Union (87 percent), SPD (89 percent) and Greens (90 percent)

Only among AfD supporters were the supporters clearly in the minority (19 percent).

Differences were also evident when looking at the age of the respondents: Above all, people over the age of 65 (88 percent) think it is right that unvaccinated people should limit the number of participants at meetings.

Approval was lowest among people between the ages of 30 and 39 (59 percent).

A total of 5020 people took part in the survey.

27,836 new infections, seven-day incidence at 441.9

4.21 a.m.:

The nationwide seven-day incidence of new corona infections has increased slightly.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Monday morning, the value was 441.9.

As the RKI further announced, citing data from the health authorities, 27,836 new infections were recorded within 24 hours.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the health authorities have reported a total of 6,185,961 cases.

The institute put the number of people recovered from illness caused by the coronavirus in Germany at around 5,120,100.

The total number of corona deaths in Germany rose by 81 to 103,121.

The seven-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week.

The value has risen rapidly since the beginning of November.

As a result, new highs were recorded every day.

The number has stagnated at a high level since the beginning of December.

  • You can read the detailed report on the current RKI figures here: The seven-day incidence rises to just under 442

Italy tightened corona rules - 3G rule in local transport

2.22 a.m.:

In Italy, people have to adjust to stricter Corona guidelines from Monday. At the end of November, the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi decided to introduce 2G rules for certain areas of public life. According to this, only those who have been vaccinated and Genesis are allowed to eat indoors, for example, in restaurants, to the cinema, partying in discos and to football matches in the stadium. The rules should initially apply until January 15th.

Another innovation is the extension of the 3G rule to local public transport and hotels.

So far, for example, travelers on long-distance trains had to be demonstrably vaccinated against Covid-19, recovered from the disease or tested negative for the coronavirus.

From Monday this proof - in Italy it is called the “Green Pass” - is also required for subways, buses and trains in local transport.

The certificate is a digital or printable QR code that can be scanned and checked using a smartphone app.

The German code also works in Italy.

Those who go on a skiing holiday to Italy do not need a Green Pass to ski down the slopes, but the 3G rule applies in closed lifts and gondolas and 2G in the huts.

Children under twelve years of age are excluded from the regulations, as they cannot yet be vaccinated.

According to the government's plans, this should be possible from December 16.

The Italian drug authority had already approved the corona vaccine from Pfizer / Biontech in reduced quantities for children between the ages of five and eleven.

Saxon Minister of the Interior: "Rapid processes" for violations of corona measures

1.28

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After opponents of the Corona politics torchlight in front of the private house of the Saxon Health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD), Saxony's Interior Minister Roland Wöller (CDU) has called for stricter measures against "lateral thinkers".

The march was "an attack on democracy," said Wöller of "Bild".

He called for "rapid trials to punish violations of the corona protective measures immediately and rigorously," he said.

"Something like that can't just happen weeks later."

Medical representative: Vaccinate as much as possible on weekends

1.00

a.m.: Medical representatives are calling for more vaccination offers on the weekends.

"People have time on Saturday and Sunday and would be boosted in much larger numbers if they didn't have to stand in line for hours in the cold," says Susanne Johna, chairwoman of the Marburger Bund doctors' union, the newspapers of the Funke media group.

"One must now spare no expense and effort in promoting the vaccination campaign." It is absolutely right to achieve around 30 million vaccinations by Christmas.

But that can only succeed if the distribution of the vaccine works better, other vaccination centers are reactivated and "we also vaccinate as much as we can at the weekend."

Thuringia's Minister of the Interior - Corona protests "fundamentally worrying"

0.26 a.m.:

Thuringia's Interior Minister Georg Maier (SPD) has expressed concern in view of the recent Corona protests in Thuringia, but also in Saxony. "That is fundamentally worrying," he told the editorial network in Germany. The protests are "partly organized by right-wing extremists" who are sometimes downright "euphoric". It is "not completely inexplicable" that, because of the new 2G and 3G rules, it is mainly unvaccinated people who take part in the marches. "You will now notice that life brings with it considerable difficulties."

Protests in which masks are not worn and minimum distances are not adhered to cannot simply be accompanied.

"That's too defensive for me." But one also has to be careful not to escalate the violence.

In any case, participants would have to expect financial consequences.

For example, 60 euros would be charged for not wearing masks and 100 euros for waiving the minimum distance.

Anyone who organizes such protests could be fined several thousand euros.

Schäuble for legal regulation on corona vaccination

0.10 a.m.:

CDU politician Wolfgang Schäuble (79) has spoken out in favor of compulsory corona vaccination.

"If not everyone does it voluntarily, we need a legal regulation," said the former President of the Bundestag on Sunday evening in the RTL annual show "2021!

People, Images, Emotions «.

“And if some people still don't adhere to it, that's the way it is.

That's the way it is with laws. ”But that doesn't mean that a law doesn't make sense in principle.

oka / mrc / AFP / dpa / Reuters

Source: spiegel

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