Tuesday 27 October 2020
According to a survey, just over one in two Germans still believe that the applicable requirements are sufficient to contain the corona pandemic. 51 percent of the respondents share this opinion in the “Deutschlandtrend im ARD-Morgenmagazin”. That is eight percentage points less than at the beginning of the month. For 32%, the currently applicable restrictions are not enough, with an increase of 5 percentage points. Conversely, 15 percent consider the current requirements too broad, four percentage points higher than in early October. Condition checks rate 50 percent as inadequate.
+++ 00:16 Slovakia wants to test almost all residents within four days +++
Over the next two weekends, the Slovak government wants to test almost the entire population of the country for the coronavirus. A pilot phase last weekend was successful, Prime Minister Igor Matovic said. In the next two stages, all residents over the age of ten in the rest of the country must undergo a rapid antigen test within four days, Saturdays and Sundays. Matovic expected the project to set an example for all of Europe.
+++ 23:28 Head of WHO: “We must not give up the fight against viruses” +++
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a strong warning against stopping efforts to fight the coronavirus. It is “dangerous” to “give up” the fight against the virus, said WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The background is a statement from Mark Meadows, US President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. “We can’t control the pandemic,” Meadows told CNN. Rather, it is crucial that vaccines and drugs against the virus are used. This has often been seen as a surrender to the virus. Tedros admitted that after months of fighting the coronavirus, a certain “pandemic fatigue” had set in. “But we must not give up”, he appealed to the international community. The virus can be contained by acting quickly.
+++ 22:51 Denmark has over 1000 new infections a day for the first time +++
In Denmark, for the first time since the start of the corona pandemic, more than a thousand new infections have been recorded in one day. According to the Danish health authority, 1056 new crown cases were registered within 24 hours. New restrictions came into effect in the country earlier this week. As of today, alcohol can no longer be sold after 10pm. Meetings with more than ten participants are prohibited. From Thursday the mask requirement, already applied in public transport, bars and restaurants, will be extended to all public spaces.
+++ 22:32 Slovenians can no longer leave their homes +++
Due to the growing number of infections, the Slovenian government has tightened the rules of the crown. As of Tuesday, citizens will no longer be able to leave their homes, as announced by Prime Minister Janez Jansa’s government on Monday. Already on Monday, border controls with Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia were tightened and entry bans were issued for people from risk areas in neighboring countries. A week ago, the Ljubljana government imposed a night curfew between 21:00 and 6:00. On Saturday, all malls, restaurants, hotels and many shops had to close. Kindergartens, elementary schools and universities also closed.
+++ 22:09 The Czech Republic imposes a curfew from 21:00 +++
In view of the dramatically increasing number of coronary infections, the government of the Czech Republic has imposed a night curfew. From Wednesday, it will no longer be allowed to leave the house between 21 and 4.59, as announced on Monday evening by Health Minister Roman Prymula, who is about to leave his post after the cabinet meeting. The measures taken so far have had little effect, the 56-year-old said. Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 263,572 corona infections and 2,337 deaths have been recorded in the Czech Republic. The country is currently particularly affected.
+++ 21:54 court: Osnabrück restaurateur can open despite curfew +++
The Osnabrück Administrative Court upheld the urgent petition of an Osnabrück restaurateur against the curfew regulated by the Lower Saxony Crown Ordinance. According to Monday’s decision, he could then temporarily open his restaurant between 11pm and 6am, as announced by the court. For other innkeepers, however, this does not apply, as it is not a decision in a rules review procedure to be brought before the Higher Administrative Court. With his urgent request, the restaurateur had expressly opposed the blocking period, which applies within seven days of an incidence of 35 or more cases per 100,000 inhabitants. He argued that the regulation disproportionately limited his constitutionally protected freedom to exercise a profession.
+++ 21:25 Spain recorded over 50,000 new infections over the weekend +++
More than 50,000 new infections were reported in Spain over the weekend. With 52,188 new infections registered, the total number of cases rises to almost 1.1 million, as reported by the Ministry of Health. The number of deaths related to Covid-19 has increased from 279 to 35,031. A state of emergency was declared in Spain for six months on Sunday, which means that a night curfew can be imposed anywhere except the Canary Islands. But on Monday the government received criticism: opponents consider the duration too long, scientists consider the measures insufficient, and some Spaniards are storming the curfew.
+++ 20:48 Current data on the situation in Germany: 11,012 new infections reported +++
The number of coronavirus infections reported in Germany has risen to 443,030. As can be seen from the information of the state authorities evaluated by ntv.de, 11,012 new cases were added within 24 hours. The number of infection-related deaths increased from 35 to 10,073. About 113,700 people are currently infected.
The infection rate (R-value) is given by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) as 1.37 (previous day: 1.45). This means that an average of ten infected people infect nearly 14 other people with Sars-CoV-2. The 7-day R-value is currently 1.3 (previous day: 1.22). According to the Divi registry, 1,362 patients with Covid-19 are currently being treated in intensive care in Germany, 622 of whom are ventilated. Currently, around 8,400 intensive care beds are still available in German clinics.
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