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CORONAVIRUS LIVETICKER - EMA: BionTech vaccine can now be stored longer!

All current developments in the corona pandemic at a glance:

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  • Union Berlin in front of 2,000 fans against Leipzig
    1. FC Union Berlin is allowed to play its last game of this season in the Bundesliga for the first time since the end of October 2020 in front of spectators. Up to 2,000 fans can attend the match against RB Leipzig this Saturday (3:30 p.m.) in the An der Alten Försterei stadium, if the incidence figures in the capital remain as low as they are now in the coming days. This was confirmed by Martin Pallgen, spokesman for the Berlin Senate Department for the Interior and Sport, on Monday at the request of the German Press Agency. Previously, the "B.Z." reported on corresponding plans. The incidence value in Berlin is currently 68.6.

    Union announced on Sunday that it had submitted an application for a pilot project to return viewers during the corona pandemic. "1. FC Union Berlin would like to use the game on matchday 34 of the Bundesliga to test the feasibility of events that provide for people who have been tested, vaccinated or recovered from corona disease to return to the stadium," it said. For Union Berlin, as seventh in the table in the last league game against second Leipzig, it is still about qualifying for the new European Conference League.
  • Disneyland Paris will reopen to visitors in June
    The amusement park Disneyland Paris wants to reopen to visitors from June 17th after months of corona-related closure. The operator announced on Monday that there will be a limited number of tickets available via an online reservation system. Health and distance measures would apply. For example, all guests aged six and over would have to wear a mask.
  • Family doctors' association wants more freedom for Astrazeneca first-vaccinated people
    The German Association of General Practitioners advocates more freedom for those who have been vaccinated for the first time with the Astrazeneca corona vaccine. "Otherwise there is the dilemma: Either Astrazeneca is not chosen at all. Or someone wants the second vaccination after four weeks. But that is not only pointless, it can even have negative effects," said Ulrich Weigeldt, head of the association, of "Wirtschaftswoche" . "That is why a positive incentive can be set for Astrazeneca if after the first injection the same freedoms apply as for those who have received two cans of Biontech or Moderna."
  • New EMA guideline: BionTech vaccine can now be defrosted for a month longer
    The coronavirus vaccine Comirnaty from Pfizer / BionTech can in future be thawed for one month instead of the previous five days at a refrigerator temperature of two to eight degrees. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced on Monday. The basis is therefore a recommendation from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).

    The vaccine must first be stored in ultra-low temperature units between minus 80 and minus 60 degrees. If it is thawed, it can be stored in the refrigerator and inoculated after 31 days. Above all, this should facilitate the delivery of vaccines to general practitioners.
  • Laschet countries act "very responsibly"
    CDU boss Armin Laschet has rejected warnings from the federal government to the federal states against an over-extensive opening policy. The countries had taken "very responsible measures", says the Union Chancellor candidate after the CDU committee meetings. He also rejects the term "patchwork". The fact that the countries with regionally and locally very different corona incidences proceeded differently is "more than appropriate".
  • Poland starts giving vaccination appointments for minors
    Poland has started assigning corona vaccination appointments for 16- and 17-year-olds. More than 40,000 teenagers registered on the first day, said government vaccination officer Michal Dworczyk in Warsaw on Monday. However, the interest is significantly lower than in older cohorts. The government will therefore promote vaccination even more in this age group. The 16- and 17-year-olds have been able to register for a vaccination since midnight. Around 500,000 teenagers were sent the necessary electronic transfers. To arrange a vaccination appointment, you need the consent of a parent or legal guardian.
  • World Economic Forum postponed to 2022 due to pandemic
    The World Economic Forum (WEF) cancels its annual meeting in 2021. The organization justified the decision with the effects of the corona virus, which makes traveling more difficult. The event should have taken place in Singapore in three months. Instead, the WEF is now aiming for an annual meeting in the first half of 2022. The exact time and place depended on an assessment of the situation in summer.
  • ADAC expects traffic jams in the first big wave of travel of the year
    The ADAC expects numerous traffic jams on the long Whitsun weekend. In view of the progressive easing of the corona restrictions, there will be the "first big wave of travel of the year," said the traffic club on Monday. However, it will still be a long way from the pre-pandemic level.
  • Statutory health insurance doctors do not want to issue millions of vaccination certificates
    Germany's statutory health insurance doctors do not want to issue vaccination certificates for millions of citizens who have been vaccinated in vaccination centers. "Doctors in private practice and their teams cannot be expected to issue such evidence retrospectively for millions of people who have already been vaccinated," said the deputy chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Stephan Hofmeister, on Monday at the German Press Agency in Berlin. So far, 40 million vaccine doses have been administered, almost 30 million of them in vaccination centers.
  • Spahn proposes the end of the vaccination prioritization from June 7th
    According to plans by Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU), from June 7th, there will no longer be any prioritization with a fixed sequence for corona vaccinations in Germany. "This means that all citizens aged 16 and over are entitled to make an appointment for a vaccination," said a draft decision by the federal government for consultations with the health ministers of the federal states on Monday. It is available to the German Press Agency.
  • NRW Minister of Justice wants tougher penalties for falsified vaccination records
    The North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of Justice Peter Biesenbach (CDU) believes that forgeries of vaccination cards should be punished with imprisonment of up to five years. "Anyone who uses a fake health certificate is endangering the health of those around him," Biesenbach told the German Press Agency in Düsseldorf on Monday. "This is highly criminal."
  • Corona incidence in Rhineland-Palatinate continues to decline
    The incidence of corona infections in Rhineland-Palatinate continued to decrease at the beginning of the week. The State Investigation Office stated the seven-day incidence of 73.8 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants (as of 2.10 p.m.). This is the lowest level since March 20th. A week ago the incidence was 98.0.
  • Laschet sees children being vaccinated in schools or vaccination centers
    CDU boss Armin Laschet insists on rapid approval of the Biontech vaccines for children by the EU. He expects this for this month, says the North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister after the digital participation of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in a CDU presidium meeting. When asked where children from the age of twelve should be vaccinated, the Union candidate for chancellor says that one must clarify "pragmatically" whether this should be in school or in vaccination centers. The family doctors' association had refused both options and is urging vaccination in the practices.
  • US airlines with as many passengers as last in March 2020
    In the USA, as many passengers flew on Sunday as not since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. A total of 1.85 million passengers were counted, the TSA announces. Nevertheless, the demand on Sunday was only around 70 percent of the air travel that took place on that day in May 2019.
  • The federal government does not yet see the Corona all-clear for the summer
    Despite the relaxation of the corona situation, the federal government does not yet see any reason to give the all-clear for the summer either. The daily falling number of new infections and the vaccination campaign, which is running with great momentum, could make one confident, but not premature, said government spokesman Steffen Seibert. "We have not yet achieved the prerequisites for enjoying a summer that is just as relaxing as last year." The goal must remain to further reduce the number of infections.

    A year ago, the nationwide seven-day incidence at this time was five, explained Seibert. On Monday, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), there were 83.1 new cases reported per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.
  • Extended: Corona special payments remain tax-free
    The Corona bonus is a special payment that remains tax-free up to the amount of 1,500 euros - namely until March 31, 2022. The wage tax aid association Vereinigte Lohnsteuerhilfe e. V. (VLH).

    Federal Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) announced at the beginning of April 2020 that bonus payments up to an amount of 1,500 euros would remain completely tax-free due to the additional burden during the Corona crisis. Many employees are working under difficult conditions because of the pandemic - this commitment is also to be rewarded in terms of tax. Initially, this scheme was for corona-Bonus limited to December 31, 2020, was then extended to June 30, 2021 and now to March 31, 2022.
  • More than 40 million vaccine doses administered in Germany
    The vaccination centers and general practitioners in Germany have administered more than 40 million vaccine doses so far. According to the latest information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 268,750 vaccine syringes were used on Sunday. As Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Twitter, 37 percent (30.8 million) of Germans are vaccinated at least once and 11.2 percent (9.3 million) are fully vaccinated.

    According to the RKI, 30 million doses have so far been administered in the vaccination centers and 10.1 million in the doctor's offices. Last week, according to the information on Wednesday, there was also a daily record with 1.38 million doses injected.
  • Doctors' Association warns against the lifting of vaccination prioritization in practices
    The head of the Marburger Bund Doctors' Association, Susanne Johna, has warned against the lifting of vaccination prioritization in medical practices. As a result, there is no longer a vaccine, "but simply more people competing for a scarce commodity," she said on Deutschlandfunk. Those who are particularly jostling may get a chance earlier than people who need special protection. Many resident doctors already felt “like the last wall” when it came to administering vaccines. In several federal states, the prioritization of corona vaccinations in medical practices ends this week.

    Most recently, Thuringia's Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow announced that vaccination priorities would be lifted in his state. “At the moment when there is enough vaccine material in the family doctor's office, the family doctor can decide,” said the left-wing politician on Monday in the ZDF “morning magazine”. There are already general practitioners who are free to make decisions. The vaccination priority of the Standing Vaccination Commission serves as an orientation.
  • Great Britain is easing corona restrictions significantly
    Despite warnings of the spread of a very contagious variant of the coronavirus, people in large parts of Great Britain are enjoying significantly greater freedoms again. In the largest part of England, for example, up to six people or two households can meet in closed rooms. Meetings of up to 30 people are allowed outdoors. Museums, zoos, cinemas, theaters and sports facilities can open, as can hotels and indoor restaurants.

    Holidays abroad are also allowed again. However, re-entry to Great Britain without quarantine is only possible from a few countries. Only Portugal from the EU is on this “green list”. Anyone arriving from Germany must continue to self-isolate for ten days and do two corona tests at their own expense.
  • Current study: The state has compensated for a large part of the financial losses suffered by German citizens due to Corona.
    As a study recently published by the Ifo Institute and the Joint Research Center of the European Commission shows, around 80 percent of the "income shock" was cushioned by Corona. People across all income groups would have benefited similarly.

    According to Ifo, among other things, the corona grants for families and the expansion of short-time work benefits have helped to stabilize gross earned income in Germany. Instead of just under 5 percent, they only fell by around 0.8 percent.

    However, Andreas Peichl, head of the Ifo Center for Macroeconomics and Surveys, warns: Since some of the measures have already expired, reduced or expired, it can be assumed "that lower-income households will remain negatively affected as long as the pandemic is not stopped. Therefore, appears it is necessary to take further measures to reduce poverty and to compensate for the losers of the pandemic. "
  • The corona infection in Lower Saxony continues to weaken
    According to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 242 new infections were registered at the start of the week. The nationwide seven-day incidence was 59.1, as on Sunday. Another death was also reported in Lower Saxony. The city of Emden (132.2) and the district of Cloppenburg (100.2) recorded the highest values ​​on Monday - all other municipalities were below the critical value of 100.

    According to the RKI, the seven-day incidence in the state of Bremen rose slightly on Monday to 63.2 after 62.5 on Sunday. For the city of Bremen the value was 60.6, in Bremerhaven it was 70.4. 43 new infections were counted, there were no further deaths.

  • Downward trend in new corona infections in NRW stopped for the time being
    NRW is experiencing a small setback in the fight against the pandemic. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a value of 89.9 coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants on Monday morning, 1.4 more than the previous day. Overall, however, the situation is no longer as tense as in the past few weeks: the seven-day incidence was 158.5 two weeks ago and 128.8 a week ago.

    The NRW health authorities reported 1,676 new infections to the RKI within one day. The number of deaths related to the coronavirus rose by 17 to 16,252 nationwide, according to the RKI. In 33 of the 53 districts and urban districts, the incidence is now below the 100 mark, which allows outdoor restaurants to be opened after several days, among other things. Only Hagen (198.7) is above the value of 165, from which there may be no face-to-face teaching in schools.
  • Schleswig-Holstein opens to tourists
    A few days before Pentecost, Schleswig-Holstein will open to tourists on Monday under certain conditions. In other areas, too, public life in the northern state is being ramped up again. Bars are allowed to reopen their interiors, and excursion boats are allowed to take guests on board again. The state has the lowest corona infection rate nationwide. On Sunday evening, the Ministry of Health in Kiel gave the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days as 35.1.

    For the openings, however, tourists must meet hygiene requirements such as wearing protective masks in certain situations and negative corona tests before arrival and then every three days. When visiting bars, a negative test result or proof of vaccination protection is required.
  • Over 3.5 million corona deaths worldwide
    Worldwide, more than 162.71 million people have now tested positive for the coronavirus. Over 3.5 million people have died related to the virus. This gives a Reuters count based on official data.
  • Incidence value as yesterday at 83.1
    The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports 5,412 new positive tests. That is 1,510 less than on Monday a week ago. The seven-day incidence is 83.1, as on the previous day. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have been infected with the corona virus in the past seven days. 64 other people have died related to the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 86,160 within 24 hours. In total, around 3.6 million corona tests have so far been positive in Germany.
  • Hamburg: Tschentscher wants to open outdoor restaurants at Whitsun
    Hamburg's Mayor Peter Tschentscher wants to reopen the outdoor catering at Whitsun. "Yes, I will propose that to the Senate on Tuesday," said the SPD politician on Sunday evening on the ARD program "Anne Will". Hamburg is "very, very slowed down in the infection process". The city got an "exceptionally stable location". That is why one can take such steps with caution and control.

    Tschentscher added that you can experience a summer that is at least like 2020 and travel within Germany. But he also warned: "We shouldn't risk that by being too careless."
  • "Pro Palestine" demo canceled in Duisburg
    A "Pro-Palestine" demonstration in Duisburg with hundreds of participants has been canceled due to impending violations of the corona measures. Up to 700 people came to the action in front of the main train station, as the police announced on Sunday. Because the leader of the meeting could not guarantee that the distances would be kept, she ended the demonstration early. She had therefore expected far fewer participants.

    The police then asked the people to leave the square. Young people in particular were present at the event. Some continued with posters, but the police stopped them.
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  • Italy: For the first time since October, fewer than 100 corona deaths in one day
    For the first time since October, Italy has recorded fewer than 100 new deaths in one day. The number is 93 and the number of new infections is 5,753, also a decrease.

    In France, too, several indicators of the pandemic are declining. The number of new deaths was 81, the number of new infections was 13,948 and 4,255 corona patients were treated in the intensive care units, according to data from the authorities.
  • Great Britain: App to prove vaccination status for travel
    From this Monday on, people in England can access their vaccination status against Corona via app. The function even worked on many devices at the weekend. The app is not identical to the Corona warning app, but is also used, among other things, to make appointments with the family doctor or to view your own medical files. According to the British health service NHS, the electronic vaccination record can also be used for travel as proof to foreign authorities. However, it was initially unclear which countries would accept the app as proof of vaccination.

    Plans for using the app domestically are currently no longer under discussion in Great Britain. The government's mental games of making vaccination certificates, for example, a prerequisite for going to a pub, met with great resistance. They were therefore quickly buried again.

  • Disco, disco, party, part despite Corona? Italy plans test
    Dancing in the disco should be possible again in Italy despite Corona: The association of disco operators is starting two experiments with major events for those who have been tested and those who have been vaccinated to test health protection at the events. This was reported by the Ansa news agency. An experiment is to start on June 5th in the southern Italian port city of Gallipoli, where 2,000 people will be able to party in the open air in the "Praja" disco. Another test is planned in the closed rooms of the "Fabric" club in Milan. No date was given for this.

    As the association of entertainment companies Silb-Fipe further explained, in Gallipoli in Apulia only those who like dancing have access who can show a fresh corona test or their vaccination certificate. No safety distances are required inside, but guests have to wear protective masks. Corona tests would be carried out again when leaving the club.

  • Green parliamentary group leader calls for "test weeks" before summer vacation
    Green co-parliamentary group leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt calls for two "test weeks" before the summer vacation. "During these two weeks, all people in rural districts and urban districts with an incidence of over 50 should be entitled to three self-tests at home," says Göring-Eckardt the "Tagesspiegel". It is best to send the self-tests to the citizens. The test weeks were intended to avoid setbacks in the corona pandemic caused by a wave of travel.
  • Breakdown in Cologne: appointments are made, although the vaccination center is closed
    In the Cologne vaccination center there was a glitch on Sunday when the appointment for the corona second vaccinations was made. People had an appointment for May 16, although the vaccination center was closed, said a city spokeswoman. WDR 2 had previously reported. "It was sent to staff to take the contact details," said the city spokeswoman. It was not initially clear how many people were affected. But all those affected would get a new date for their second vaccination.