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CDU-CSU and Social Democrats for new Corona indicators

The Union parties and the SPD do not want future measures against the coronavirus to be based solely on the incidence value. The Infection Protection Act is to be adapted in this regard. Instead of the incidence value alone, the vaccinations and the so-called R-Value…

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Federal Government does not wish to generally approve Astrazeneca

The Federal Government is against changing the order of the groups of people who are to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus, after a number of Prime Ministers in their respective Federal States have campaigned for a relaxation in this area. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said…

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Steinmeier for more trust in all vaccine products

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has campaigned for citizens to show more trust in all of the approved Corona vaccines. He said he had “little understanding” of withholding certain vaccines. Faster vaccinations are important, and all vaccines certified by the European Medicines Agency are both effective…

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Corona measures: More of a say for the Bundestag

The Bundestag should have more of a say as to the decisions in dealing with the Corona pandemic. The parliamentary groups of both CDU-CSU and SPD submitted a proposal to establish a parliamentary “Monitoring Committee for the Covid-19 Pandemic”, which is to deal not only…

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Possible relaxation of Corona measures thanks to tests and vaccinations in view

by Thorsten Koch Chancellor Angela Merkel has emphasized that the Corona measures could be relaxed, depending on Covid tests. Rapid tests should be a topic at the federal-state conference on March 3rd, said Merkel. There may be regional rules because of the immunization campaign and…

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Kretschmann for less data protection during the pandemic

A high level of data protection is inappropriate during the Corona pandemic, said the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann (Greens). By complying with data protection, the warning app for smartphones is “just a crutch” instead of a powerful control instrument.

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SMS greetings for people entering Germany

From this Monday, March 1, people entering Germany will automatically receive a text message on their cell phones, the Federal Ministry of Health announced. The SMS contains a link to the entry and protection rules against infections applicable in Germany.

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Hairdressers allowed to work again from today

The Corona lockdown lasted two and a half months for hairdressers – from December 16 last year. Nationwide, this profession can again open their shops from Monday. Garden markets, flower shops, pedicure salons and driving schools are also allowed to resume their work.

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Tight entry regulations for travelers from the Czech Republic and Tyrol

Strict entry rules came into force on Sunday at the borders of Germany with the Czech Republic and the Austrian state of Tyrol. The German states of Bavaria and Saxony controlled persons in order to contain the newer and more contagious variants of the Coronavirus….

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Merkel against privileges for those vaccinated, for the time being

Chancellor Angela Merkel is against lowering the Corona restrictions for vaccinated people, at this time. “As long as the number of people who have been vaccinated is so much smaller than that of those who are waiting for the vaccination, the state should not treat…

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Chancellery Minister opts for Home Schooling for Older Students

The Minister of State in the Federal Chancellery, Braun, has called for the federal and state conference on Corona measures to focus on schools when it convenes next week. The existing measures have broken infection dynamics, but the numbers are not yet sufficiently low. Braun…

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Patient records – insured persons should be able to control their data

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, Kelber, considers the electronic patient file to be partly incompatible with EU law. The patient record should become effective in a few weeks. Kelber criticized, above all, the fact that the insured cannot control who can view which data….

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Mask requirement in parliament goes for AfD, too

The AfD parliamentary group must comply with the mask requirement in the German Bundestag. This emerges from a decision by the Berlin Administrative Court. The President of the Bundestag has house law powers, and the AfD faction must comply. The mask requirement is intended to…

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Merkel: Corona vaccine possibly by the turn of the year

Chancellor Merkel is confident that Corona vaccines could be made available in December or early 2021, she said after a video conference of the EU Heads of State and of Government. Merkel sees a challenge in the logistics of one of the products. The leaders…

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60 nationwide vaccination centers planned in Germany

It is planned that the vaccines against the Coronavirus will be available at 60 locations, according to press reports. There should be no obligation to vaccinate. It should instead be voluntary. The distribution of vaccine dosages, which is broken down according to the population of…

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Call for fewer contacts – decision on Corona measures in one week

by Thorsten Koch The Bavarian Prime Minister Söder (CSU) has “little hope that the measures to contain the Corona pandemic can be lifted by the end of November”. “We have to rely on security,” explained Söder. The lockdown must be maintained until it will yield…

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New functions for the German Corona warning app – continued voluntary use

by Thorsten Koch Several politicians have called for the official Corona warning app to be more effective. As CDU health politician Sorge said, “alleged privacy concerns” have slowed down the app. In the future, the health authorities should have direct access. This opinion is not…

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Lockdown in Germany Amid Second Wave of Covid-19

by Thorsten Koch From this Monday, November 2, restaurants and pubs in Germany will not be allowed to open to dining guests. Sports facilities, swimming pools, museums, cinemas and theaters, as well as other entertainment venues, will remain closed. In addition, hotels will not be…

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Respecting the rules to limit the Corona pandemic – in view of an increasing number of infections in Germany

by Thorsten Koch Anyone who has traveled to risk areas as a tourist and returns to Germany must be tested for the Coronavirus from Saturday, Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) announced. A legal provision that provides for a smear examination being taken will then…

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Bund takes share in CureVac

The federal government takes a share in CureVac in order to promote the development of a vaccine against the Coronavirus. As Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier announced, the KfW development bank is taking over around 23 percent of the shares in the biotech company…

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Tobacco advertising to be banned after a vote of the Bundestag

The Bundestag has passed a ban on tobacco advertising, which prohibits advertising of tobacco products in cinemas and the distribution of free samples outside the specialist trade from 2021. From 2022, a ban on advertising for cigarettes should apply to billboards, for tobacco heaters beginning…

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Prime Minister Hans asks for caution on summer vacation

Saarland’s Prime Minister Hans asked for special caution during the summer vacation. Especially parents with schoolchildren should avoid risk areas. All citizens are required to take the regional levels of infection into account when choosing their respective holiday destination. On vacation, on should adhere to…

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Hardt: EU should strengthen WHO engagement

The CDU-CSU in the Bundestag has called for greater engagement by the European Union (EU) after the United States has left the World Health Organization (WHO). “As the largest contributor to WHO to date, the US has left a great vacuum,” commented the Union’s foreign…

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Klöckner for more reasonable prices for meat products

Federal Minister of Agriculture Julia Klöckner (CDU) has strongly advocated that those responsible in the meat industry should remedy possible maladministration in production. After an industry meeting in Düsseldorf with animal owners, meat processing companies, the meat trade, animal and consumer protection groups, Klöckner said…

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Covid-19: donor conference successful

The international donor conference for vaccines and treatments against the Coronavirus has been successful. There were pledges of aid of 6.15 billion Euros of aid, which will be given out as loans and guarantees. 383 million Euros stem from Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel said in…

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