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12.31 p.m.: Court: Corona lockdown was not a detention

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled a corona curfew lasting several weeks as compatible with the right to freedom. In its judgment on Thursday on a Romanian case, the Strasbourg court found that the curfew did not mean house arrest for the plaintiff, MEP Cristian-Vasile Terhe. It unanimously and definitively dismissed its action as inadmissible.

Romania imposed a curfew from late March to mid-May 2020 to contain the spread of the virus. However, leaving the apartment was allowed in exceptional cases, explained the ECHR. The plaintiff was thus able to leave his home at any time of the day for various reasons. The man was also not monitored individually, rather it was a general measure for the entire population. In addition, the plaintiff did not have to forego all of his social contacts or spend in cramped accommodation. Against this background, the court did not evaluate the curfew as house arrest against the plaintiff and thus not as a violation of his individual freedom.

The process concerned the right to freedom, as it is documented in Article five paragraph one of the European Convention on Human Rights. This is determined above all in the delimitation of imprisonment and other imprisonment. In contrast, Article two of the fourth additional protocol to the convention secures the right to freedom of movement, i.e. to move freely within a country. However, the man had not invoked this freedom, which might have lower the hurdles for a successful lawsuit.

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12.12 p.m.: 61 new infections detected in Dresden

The state capital's health authorities reported 61 more corona cases at noon today. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 30,138 people in Dresden have tested positive. The number of those who died did not change - since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,060 victims have been mourned in connection with the viral disease. Two patients had to be hospitalized. 28,016 Dresden residents are now considered recovered - 119 more than on Wednesday.

The seven-day incidence, i.e. the number of new corona cases per 100,000 inhabitants within the last seven days, has fallen from 81.4 to 80.5 since the previous day, according to the local authorities. However, figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) are binding for the limit values ​​according to the federal "emergency brake": There the value for Dresden is currently 75.8, the day before it was 74.4. However, the RKI values ​​often deviate from those of the local health authorities due to reporting delays.

12.03 p.m.: Hacker obtains personal data from Lower Saxony's vaccination portal

A hacker gained access to personal data on the Lower Saxony corona vaccination portal and then informed the Ministry of Health of the security gap. The ministry in Hanover announced that the breakdown could be resolved early on before it could be used by other people. The so-called friendly hacker reported by email on May 7, stating that he had succeeded in gaining access to the names and addresses of registered persons willing to vaccinate via the vaccination portal. He had not spied out any data and wanted the gap to be closed quickly.

A check by the operator of the vaccination portal showed that the records of a total of 1,258 registered people were accessed or displayed, the ministry said. This was only done shortly before the whistleblower reported, so that it is assumed that all accesses are attributable to the "friendly hacker". The people affected should be written to and informed shortly.

11.49 a.m.: EU contract signed for huge amounts of Biontech vaccine

The announced EU contract with Biontech / Pfizer for the purchase of up to 1.8 billion additional doses of corona vaccine has been signed and is therefore in force. This was announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on Thursday. Almost two weeks ago she announced that the negotiations were over. After that there were still objection deadlines, which have now expired.

The contract runs until 2023. 900 million cans are firmly ordered, another 900 million an option. The 70 to 80 million children in the EU are to be protected against Covid-19 and vaccinations for adults are to be refreshed. The contract volume is estimated at up to 35 billion euros. For the current vaccination campaign, the EU has already signed two framework contracts with Biontech / Pfizer for 600 million vaccine doses, which have been delivered since the end of 2020.

11:24 a.m.: Corona numbers in the Czech Republic are falling

The corona situation in the Czech Republic continues to ease despite numerous easing steps. For the first time since the beginning of September, the number of new infections fell below the 1,000 mark on a weekday. On Thursday, the Ministry of Health in Prague reported 777 new corona cases within 24 hours. The incidence was 58 new infections per 100,000 population within seven days (Germany: 68).

All shops in the Czech Republic are now open again. The next round of easing will follow on Monday. Then hotels and guest houses open - but initially only for domestic tourists if they have been vaccinated, tested or recovered. In addition, all schools and universities should then switch to face-to-face teaching.

What you should consider when going on a trip to the neighboring country can be found in the article Shopping in the Czech Republic: You need to know that now

11.02 a.m.: Higher investment subsidies for Saxony's tourism companies

The Free State of Saxony wants to relieve existing tourism companies of investment costs and thus support their restart after the corona pandemic. For investments in existing tourist business premises, small and medium-sized companies can expect higher subsidies of up to 50 percent and in the district of Görlitz of up to 60 percent, as the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced on Thursday. Accommodation establishments, holiday homes, holiday apartments, campsites and other tourism establishments with no connection to an accommodation establishment benefited from this in particular.

"We want to put tourism businesses in a position to push ahead with their modernization, increase their competitiveness and thus even start up again with improved conditions as quickly as possible after the end of the lockdown", emphasized Minister of Economic Affairs Martin Dulig (SPD). Originally the funding rate was 30 percent, in the district of Görlitz 40 percent. The program is financed equally by the federal government and the Free State of Saxony. The Sächsische Aufbaubank accepts applications.

10.43 a.m.: The summer concert in the Dresden Kulturpalast can start

After months of forced Corona break, the Dresden Philharmonic can also play in front of an audience again. Orchestra members will open the summer concert on May 30th with chamber music in their traditional domicile, the Kulturpalast, as the artistic director announced on Thursday. The program includes compositions by two young composers from 1909 and 1910 as well as works by Penderecki and Rossini that focus on the double bass. "We know that our audience really missed our concerts, and conversely, we know more than ever how essential it is to be able to play in front of and for the audience," said Artistic Director Frauke Roth.

Chamber, family and open-air concerts, but also five large orchestral concerts with well-known guest conductors and soloists are planned until the end of July - still under the current Corona conditions. "But I am sure: as soon as the baton rises and the first note sounds, the mask, distance and quick tests will soon become a minor matter."

10:21 a.m.: State aid prevents wave of bankruptcies in Europe

Extensive state interventions in the Corona year 2020 prevented a wave of company bankruptcies not only in Germany but throughout Europe. That comes from a study published on Thursday by the credit agency Creditreform. According to Creditreform, a total of around 120,000 corporate insolvencies were registered last year in 15 Western European EU countries as well as Norway and Switzerland - a decrease of 26.9 percent compared to the previous year. Despite all the stresses caused by the pandemic, the number of company bankruptcies was lower than it has been in three decades. In the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, too, the number of company bankruptcies fell by 8.8 percent 44,782.

The head of Creditreform economic research Patrik-Ludwig Hantzsch explained the "paradoxical decrease in registered insolvency cases" in the Corona crisis with the considerable financial aid from the states and with changes made to insolvency law due to the pandemic. In his opinion, however, the reason for the all-clear is not the low bankruptcy figures. The development does not reflect the true economic situation of many industries and companies. In connection with the expiry of the state aid measures, increasing insolvency figures are to be expected.

9.56 a.m.: The incidence value continues to fall in Saxony

The rate of new corona infections continues to decline in Saxony, but is still higher than the national average. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) put the seven-day incidence on Thursday at 85.5. The previous day the value was 87.9. It indicates how many new infections there were per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. Nationwide, the incidence fell to 68. After Thuringia (106.8), Saxony remains the state with the highest incidence.

Of the 13 regions in Saxony, only the Ore Mountains (182.4) and Central Saxony (110.5) are above the 100 threshold. It is also important for corona relaxation. The city of Leipzig was the only Saxon region with the corona incidence of 47.7 below the 50 limit on Thursday and this for the second day in a row. If the incidence falls consistently below 50, further easing is possible. Hotels and guesthouses are allowed to reopen, for outdoor restaurants there is no test obligation and appointment bookings. For this, the value must be below 50 for five working days in a row.

9.37 a.m.: Despite Corona: 55 million displaced people in their own country

Despite the corona pandemic, the number of people who had to flee to other regions in their own country rose sharply around the globe in the past year. At the end of 2020, 55 million people worldwide were affected by such a fate - more than ever before, as the Observatory for Internally Displaced Persons (IDMC) reported in Geneva on Thursday. A year earlier, 45.7 million were on the run from war and natural disasters in their own country.

In addition to this snapshot, the IDMC also estimates refugee movements within national borders. This figure also includes people who have been displaced several times. Over the past year 2020 there were 40.5 million such movements. "It's shocking that last year someone had to leave home every second and was on the run in their own country," said Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council. The IDMC is part of this aid organization.

Corona restrictions and the risk of infection have prevented refugees from going to emergency quarters and made data collection on site more difficult. Nevertheless, the numbers have increased. According to the IDMC, the negative trend was accelerated by escalating violence and extremist groups in Ethiopia, Mozambique and Burkina Faso. In addition, ongoing conflicts have led to massive new refugee movements - including in Syria, Afghanistan and the Congo.

9.11 a.m.: Hope for easing at Pentecost in Saxony

With the number of corona infections falling, the hope of a return to normal increases. A few days before Pentecost, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), ten regions in the Free State (as of Wednesday) are below the critical incidence mark of 100. Then the federal emergency brake no longer applies, but the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance. However, the 5 + 2 rule applies to relaxation: For openings, the seven-day incidence in a district or an urban district must be below 100 for five days in a row, plus two days of preparation. Camping, overnight stays in the holiday apartment and a visit to the beer garden remain difficult outside of the big cities on the Whitsun weekend. What is allowed where in Saxony at Pentecost - you can find an overview here.

8.46 a.m.: Education union against compulsory vaccination for teachers

The chairwoman of the education union GEW, Marlis Tepe, has spoken out against compulsory corona vaccination for teachers. "We think highly of making a vaccination offer for all teachers," said Tepe on Thursday in the ZDF "Morgenmagazin". However, they reject compulsory vaccination. It is also easy to understand that there is no compulsory vaccination for children in schools.

A few days ago, the President of the German Teachers' Association, Heinz-Peter Meidinger, brought a vaccination requirement for civil servant teachers into play. He expects a political debate on the subject, Meidinger told the "world". In his opinion, the state would have the means to do so if there was a corresponding legal regulation.

8:05 a.m.: Harry and Meghan announce Corona aid project in India

Prince Harry (36) and Duchess Meghan (39) announced a new project for their non-profit organization Archewell on Wednesday, on their third wedding anniversary. Together with the non-governmental organization World Central Kitchen, they want to set up an aid center in the Indian city of Mumbai to help those in need during the corona pandemic. The two organizations are already running an initiative together on the Caribbean island of Dominica, and a center is being set up in Puerto Rico to distribute food and provide other crisis relief services.

7.45 a.m.: What parents need to know about vacation

Many long for a vacation, but in the corona pandemic, options remain limited. The vaccinated parents and grandparents are on the safe side, the unvaccinated children are exposed to the risk of infection: Many families have to reckon with this scenario when planning their vacation. What do you have to consider? You can find a checklist here.

7.36 a.m.: Only three percent fully vaccinated in Latin America

According to the Pan American Health Organization (Paho), there are "glaring gaps" in access to coronavirus vaccines in Latin America and the Caribbean. Only three percent of the region's 650 million inhabitants have so far been fully vaccinated, said Paho director Carissa Etienne on Wednesday. In an online press conference, she called for the excessive dependence on imports of essential medical supplies to be reduced by increasing local production. Only four percent of medical products that had previously been used in the region during the pandemic came from the region.

In Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, vaccines like those from Astrazeneca and Cansino are already manufactured or bottled on a limited scale. In Cuba, two domestic vaccines are currently being tested in the final phase of clinical trials. After months of delays, the first million doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine produced in Argentina and Mexico should be ready next week. The Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard announced on Wednesday.

The two countries had already announced last August that they would jointly produce at least 150 million doses of the vaccine developed by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca and the University of Oxford and thus supply Latin America - apart from Brazil -. The Russian preparation Sputnik V is already being manufactured in Argentina - and this is also expected to happen in Mexico soon.

7.11 a.m.: Around 12,300 new corona infections and 237 other deaths

The nationwide seven-day incidence of corona infections has continued to decrease. As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Thursday morning, citing information from the health authorities, 68 corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants were detected nationwide in the past seven days. On Wednesday the incidence value was still 72.8.

As the RKI further announced, 12,298 new infections with the corona virus were registered within one day. On Wednesday, the RKI reported 11,040 new infections. A week ago, around 17,419 new infections were registered.
On Thursday, 237 new deaths were recorded after infections with the coronavirus. The number of corona deaths in Germany is now at least 86,902. According to the RKI, the total number of corona cases recorded in Germany since the beginning of the pandemic rose to 3,626,393. The RKI put the number of those recovered from Covid 19 disease at a good 3.3 million.

6.43 a.m.: Deutsche Bahn expects more travelers at Pentecost than at Easter

Over the Whitsun days, it should be full again on the long-distance trains of Deutsche Bahn. The group assumes that there will be more travelers on the upcoming long weekend than at Easter, as a spokesman said when asked. He did not give exact booking numbers.Over the Easter holidays, the railway had recorded an occupancy rate of 25 to 30 percent on the trains. This corresponded to about 40 to 45 percent of the demand level that arose during normal Easter times.

The trains are currently being used to capacity at around 20 percent. "On routes that are in high demand, we will also be using additional trains over the Whitsun weekend so that we can continue to offer our customers enough space," it said. As on the last Ascension weekend, the group wants to double the number of security guards in long-distance traffic, especially on particularly popular connections, to enforce the Corona rules.

While the railway is relying on brisk demand, warning strikes on Whitsun cannot be completely ruled out. The union of German locomotive drivers (GDL) rejected an initial offer from the employers' side in the wage dispute on Tuesday. The likelihood of labor disputes has increased, according to GDL boss Claus Weselsky. He did not make any specific announcements. However, he did not rule out any period of possible warning strikes, not even Whitsun (23/24 May).

6.18 a.m.: FDP calls for free PCR tests before the holiday season

The FDP economic politician Gerald Ullrich has called for vacationers without a vaccination offer to have a free Corona-PCR test before the summer vacation. Families with children in particular have been hard hit by the Corona crisis for over a year, said Ullrich of the German Press Agency.

"Now you can not plan and organize the long-awaited summer vacation flexibly according to your own needs. Because of the lack of vaccines that will still exist in Germany in the next few weeks, you will not receive a vaccination offer until the start of the summer vacation", said Ullrich.

If a PCR test is required, a family of four could add 800 euros to the vacation budget as things stand. The federal government should find an uncomplicated way that vacationers can receive one of the often requested PCR tests for each person free of charge before leaving Germany, he demanded. It should also be made possible on the journey home, for example with a statement from the health insurance companies.

5.54 a.m.: City Council warns to be careful, even at Pentecost

The German Association of Cities has appealed to people in Germany to be cautious even over Pentecost despite relaxed corona requirements. The world looks friendlier than at Easter and people are happy that more activities are possible again, said the general manager of the city council, Helmut Dedy, of the "Rheinische Post". “The current easing is, however, easing on probation. Although the incidence numbers continue to fall and the number of vaccinated people is increasing, the pandemic has not been defeated,” warned Dedy. Be careful not to risk the new freedoms.

5.25 a.m.: RKI: Indian variant with a share of two percent

There have been several slight shifts in the spread of the coronavirus variants classified as worrying in Germany. According to a report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Wednesday, variant B.1.1.7, which has dominated for a long time, has slightly decreased compared to the previous weeks with a share of 87 percent of the samples examined. The information refers to the week from May 3rd to May 9th. At times this much more contagious mutant, first discovered in Great Britain, made up more than 90 percent.

According to the report, variant B.1.617 discovered in India is increasingly being detected in Germany, but at a still low level: The RKI writes of a low proportion of 2 percent, the week before it was 1.5 percent. It is split into several sub-variants. Overall, the proportion of B.1.617 is lower than in Great Britain, where the variant is currently found in around 6 percent of the samples examined, it is said.

After weeks of inconspicuously low values, however, the South African variant B.1.351 has increased slightly, from one to three percent. No explanations were given for this. According to the report, variant P.1 circulating in Brazil remains very rare, with a share of 0.3 percent. The report says that the proportion of evidence of the Indian sub-variant B.1.617.2, which has increased sharply since around mid-April, requires special attention. Exactly this is increasingly widespread in Great Britain. According to the RKI, there are epidemiological indications that this sub-variant has increased transferability. This worrying sub-variant and its distribution are under special observation, even if the absolute number of records in the week under review in Germany is still in the double-digit range.

Thursday, 5 a.m.: Hardly any postponements in second vaccinations in Saxony

In the vaccination centers in Saxony, appointments for second vaccinations against the coronavirus are rarely postponed. Usually the dates are kept, said Kai Kranich from the German Red Cross (DRK) in Saxony, which organizes the vaccination centers in the country. On the day there are around 150 requests for a possible postponement of the second vaccination. With around 20,000 vaccinations that are currently carried out per day in the dozen or so vaccination centers and by the mobile teams, the rate is not very high. Half of the inquiries relate to the subject of vacation, said Kranich. Usually it is about bringing the dates forward.

The postponement of second appointments that have already been planned is associated with an enormous logistical effort, said Kranich. The wishes can therefore only be met if there are absolutely necessary medical reasons. A vacation trip alone is not a sufficient reason. The vaccination centers are fully booked, the appointments are timed to the minute. "We're running at full load," said Kranich. In addition, for medical reasons, one is bound to the intervals between the first and second vaccination.

The Standing Vaccination Commission recommends an interval of six weeks between the first and second vaccination for vaccines from Biontech / Pfizer and Moderna. With the Astrazeneca vaccine, the interval can be up to 72 days. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is injected only once.

Corona pandemic: That happened on Wednesday

9:55 p.m.: Netherlands relax rules for cafes, zoos, fitness and prostitutes

The Netherlands has eased further corona measures. From Wednesday zoos and fitness studios will be open again. Prostitutes are also allowed to receive customers again after more than five months. Outside cafes and restaurants are allowed to serve guests daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. - previously this was only possible from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Events with an audience are still prohibited. Museums, theaters and cinemas are also closed. Shops have already been open for a few weeks.

The government had made the easing dependent on a significant decrease in infections. And according to the government, this is clearly evident. The number of patients in hospitals is also falling accordingly. There are currently around 205 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days.

9:20 p.m.: Serbia wants to give the Czech Republic 100,000 corona vaccine doses

According to information from Prague, Serbia wants to give the EU member state the Czech Republic 100,000 corona vaccine doses with the Pfizer Biontech active ingredient free of charge. Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that it was an "unbelievable gift". He had previously received Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to conclude a three-day visit to Prague.

On Tuesday, the Czech President Milos Zeman personally apologized to Vucic for the NATO air strikes on Serbia in 1999. NATO carried out the military strikes to end the Kosovo war. The evaluation of the mission under international law is controversial as it was not covered by a UN mandate.

8:50 p.m.: Corona ends the triumphant advance of the currywurst in the canteen

During the Corona crisis, the currywurst lost its undisputed top position as the most popular food in German company canteens for decades. In the pandemic year 2020, the classic spaghetti Bolognese instead secured the top spot, as the catering service provider Apetito announced on Tuesday. The currywurst was number one in the ranking for 28 years.

For Apetito, the pandemic was not only noticeable through changes in food preferences in the canteens, which were already temporarily closed due to the corona. Overall, the sales of the group of companies to which the frozen food manufacturer Costa Meeresspezialitäten also belongs was at the previous year's level at around one billion euros in 2020. But the shares of the individual business segments in sales changed significantly. In business with daycare centers, schools and company restaurants, the group had to accept significant sales losses due to the lockdown and the home office boom.

8:27 p.m.: Billions of overtime hours in the Corona year

Despite the corona pandemic, employees in Germany worked 1.67 billion hours of overtime last year. This emerges from a response by the federal government to a request from the left in the Bundestag.

The number of overtime hours has decreased compared to the previous year, as the data from the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) show. In 2019, overtime had totaled 1.86 billion, that is 190 million hours more. But little has changed in terms of overtime as a percentage of the workload: 3.2 percent. That was only 0.3 percentage points less than in the previous year.

More than half of the overtime was unpaid. Left-wing MP Jessica Tatti, who had requested the numbers, said: "The employees have more work on the table than they can manage in the contractual working hours." Year after year they worked overtime for free. In this way, employers saved "double-digit billions in wage costs".

8:05 p.m.: Prohibition on demonstration against corona measures with 16,000 participants

A demonstration by critics of the Corona measures in Berlin with 16,000 registered participants on Pentecost Sunday has been banned by the assembly authority. A ban was also issued for three other protest rallies in the federal capital over Pentecost. The Berlin police announced this on Wednesday evening on request. The police did not provide any information about the reasons for the bans.

The ban applies on the one hand to the demonstration by critics of the Corona measures under the motto "Whitsun in Berlin" on Sunday, which should start at the Tiergarten S-Bahn station, said a police spokeswoman. In addition, three other demonstrations were banned for Monday.

7.42 p.m.: Indian variant with a share of two percent in Germany

There have been several slight shifts in the spread of the coronavirus variants classified as worrying in Germany. According to a report by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Wednesday, variant B.1.1.7, which has dominated for a long time, has slightly decreased compared to the previous weeks with a share of 87 percent of the samples examined. The information refers to the week from May 3rd to May 9th. At times this much more contagious mutant, first discovered in Great Britain, made up more than 90 percent.

According to the report, variant B.1.617 discovered in India is increasingly being detected in Germany, but at a still low level: The RKI writes of a low proportion of 2 percent, the week before it was 1.5 percent. It is split into several sub-variants. Overall, the proportion of B.1.617 is lower than in Great Britain, where the variant is currently found in around 6 percent of the samples examined, it is said.

7.16 p.m.: British study to test the effectiveness of the third vaccination

With a new study, British researchers want to test the effectiveness of a booster vaccination against the coronavirus. A total of seven different vaccines will be tested, as Health Minister Matt Hancock announced on Wednesday in London. The first results are expected in September. The scientists hope this will provide clarity for a refresher program planned for the autumn. This should guarantee the most vulnerable people the best possible protection over the winter.

The 2,886 subjects received the vaccine no earlier than ten to twelve weeks after the second dose, the ministry emphasized. Participants may also receive a different vaccine than the one they received for the first two vaccinations. The start of the study is planned for the beginning of June, when Minister Hancock wants to receive his G7 colleagues for a personal meeting in the city of Oxford. Experts from Oxford University had developed a vaccine together with the pharmaceutical company Astrazeneca.

7 p.m .: Dresden Albertinum reopens - Kretschmer the first visitor

Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) was the first visitor to the Dresden Albertinum on Wednesday after the corona-related closure for weeks. "We are in great anticipation," he said after a tour of the "Still Alive" exhibition. The falling incidences made openings possible, also in culture. "There is a point at which we can all draw new strength." After weeks and months of seclusion, encounters are possible again.

The first comprehensive presentation of works from the Hoffmann Collection, which was donated to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) in 2018, opened late at the end of March and was then only on view for a short time. After a month, it will now be accessible to visitors from Friday.

6:39 p.m.: Concern about infection in the workplace remains high

Despite falling incidence numbers, according to a new study, concern among German employees about corona infection at work remains high. In the first half of May, 32 percent of those surveyed said they were worried about being infected at work or on the way to work, said the Social Science Institute (WSI) of the Hans Böckler Foundation on Wednesday. That is only a minimal decrease compared to April (34 percent).

According to the study, employees with low wages are particularly affected. Among low-wage earners in the bottom fifth of the wage distribution, 43 percent of those surveyed said they were worried in the first half of May - compared with 23 percent among high-income earners in the top fifth. That is the result of a continuous survey of the portal "Lohnspiegel.de", in which more than 51,000 employees have participated since April 2020.

6.14 p.m.: Saxony's doctors have not received enough vaccine

The resident doctors in Saxony received significantly less vaccine than they ordered from wholesalers. The Ministry of Social Affairs confirmed this on Wednesday upon request. In particular, less vaccine from the manufacturer Biontech / Pfizer was delivered, said ministry spokeswoman Juliane Morgenroth. It is about 37,000 cans. That was the result of an investigation.

At the same time, the doctors would not have called up vaccine from the manufacturer Astrazeneca in the amount they are entitled to. Health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) wants to personally ask Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) to deliver the missing Biontech cans.

The vaccination doses are allocated to the federal states according to a distribution key. Saxony's doctors should actually receive 4.9 percent of the available vaccine. According to MDR, it has not yet been clarified exactly why the distribution key was not adhered to when the vaccination doses were delivered.

5.45 p.m.: Pressure in the dispute over details of the EU vaccination certificate increases

One day before the possibly last round of talks between the negotiators from the European Parliament and EU states for an EU vaccination certificate, both sides are increasing the pressure. "We will not agree at any cost," said MEP Peter Liese (CDU) on Wednesday. However, he also stressed that there had been a rapprochement.

An EU diplomat said: "If there cannot be a quick solution due to the European Parliament's destructive blockade, there will soon have to be a solution without the European Parliament."

The Europe-wide vaccination certificate is due to go live in June. The certificate should be a forgery-proof proof of a corona vaccination, a fresh test or a survived Covid disease. The goal is easier travel in Europe.
Among other things, there are still disputes about which specific simplifications should be associated with the certificate, whether each EU country can determine this itself as before and how one should deal with national emergency approvals for the Russian vaccine Sputnik V and the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm.

5:28 p.m.: Saxon state theaters want to play again from June

The Saxon State Theaters are planning the first performances for June. According to the announcement on Wednesday, the Dresdner Staatsschauspiel wants to "finally reopen to the public" from June 1st - with five new works "It was not an easy time for us," said director Joachim Klement, pointing to the uncertainty for artistic teams and ensembles in the corona pandemic, when the productions rehearsed with great discipline in 2020 could be performed. Advance ticket sales start on Friday.

It starts with "Conference of the Absent" in the Small House with the premiere of a production on the global crisis of a pandemic. After the digital premiere of "The Book of Unrest" based on Fernando Pessoa, the first premiere in a long time on the stage of the Schauspielhaus will follow with "Trilogie der Sommerfrische" by Carlo Goldoni on June 11th. On June 18, Die Bürger: Stage with young people will show the play "Die Räuber *innen" based on Friedrich Schiller.The world premiere of "Anschluss" closes the series of premieres on June 25th.

5:07 p.m.: Almost 3,000 cases of "Indian" Corona variant in Great Britain

The corona variant, which was first discovered in India, is spreading rapidly in Great Britain. There are 2,967 confirmed cases in the country, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in the House of Commons in London on Wednesday. That's a sharp 28 percent jump from Monday when the government reported 2,323 cases.

Several cities in Central England are particularly affected, but also the West London district of Hounslow and the Scottish city of Glasgow. Hancock announced more corona tests and test centers in these areas. In addition, the vaccination campaign is to be promoted there.

4.42 p.m.: Malawi destroys almost 20,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca Corona vaccine

Malawi has destroyed almost 20,000 expired doses of the corona vaccine from manufacturer Astra Zeneca. The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday. The country in southern Africa received 102,000 doses of the vaccine from the African Union Procurement Commission (Avatt), Health Minister Khumbize Chiponda said. Of these, 19,610 doses expired before they could be administered, Chiponda said.

Malawi, a poverty-stricken country with just under 20 million inhabitants, has administered a total of around 335,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca preparation, according to the Ministry of Health. The country has reported more than 34,000 corona cases, of which 1,153 patients have died.

4.18 p.m.: Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig canceled

The Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) in Leipzig has also been canceled this year due to the corona pandemic. There could still be some small events at Pentecost. "I can well imagine that there could be private gatherings on a smaller scale, such as the Victorian picnic in Clara-Zetkin-Park," said the spokesman for the WGT, Cornelius Brach.

3:58 p.m.: Poland closes Covid emergency hospital in the Warsaw National Stadium

Poland wants to close its Covid emergency hospital in the Warsaw National Stadium. The last patient will be discharged on Sunday, said the government's vaccination officer, Michal Dworczyk, in Warsaw on Tuesday.

The provisional hospital was set up in October 2020. According to government sources, it was the first care center of its kind to be built in Poland during the pandemic. A total of 1,800 Covid patients were treated there, said Dworczyk. Later the emergency hospital also served as a vaccination center, where more than a quarter of a million vaccinations were administered. Operations will now be discontinued for the time being, but the medical infrastructure will initially remain in the stadium.

3:34 p.m.: Corona case: Iceland will not perform live at the ESC

After a corona case, Iceland will no longer perform live at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. The organizers announced this on Wednesday in Rotterdam. In the morning, a member of the band Dadi og Gagnamagnid had tested positive for the virus. Therefore, all band members had to go into quarantine. The song will stay in the competition. With a video from the last rehearsal in Rotterdam, Iceland goes into the semi-finals.

Since the band only wanted to appear as a group, they had made the difficult decision to withdraw, the organization announced. The decision is particularly bitter for the country: Iceland has so far been one of the bookmakers' favorites.

3.15 p.m.: Upper Elbe Marathon canceled again

The 23rd edition of the Oberelbe Marathon from Königstein to Dresden on July 11th has been canceled. As the organizer announced on Wednesday, in view of the current Corona situation, reliable planning is not possible.

The popular landscape run fell victim to the pandemic last year. For this year, the organizers had initially postponed the run from the traditional date on April 25th to the beginning of July, but now they have to forego the event.

2.39 p.m.: More school and daycare openings in Saxony

Due to the falling Corona numbers, schools and day-care centers are possible in other Saxon regions. As the Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday, the incidences in the district of Zwickau and in the city of Chemnitz have decreased so much that daycare centers and schools are allowed to reopen from Friday. In schools, the alternate model is initially permitted again. In the district of Bautzen, elementary schools can go into restricted regular operation from Thursday. There the seven-day incidence is stable below 100.

2.28 p.m.: 1,040 new corona infections in Saxony

Saxony's Ministry of Health reported 1,040 new infections within 24 hours on Wednesday, compared with 1,499 a week ago. In the same period there were 28 deaths, a total of 9,478 people died with or from a Covid 19 infection in Saxony. The total number of cases of infection in Saxony increases to 280,245. The incidence drops to 87.9. The hotspot in the state is still the Erzgebirge district with an incidence of 202.1, followed by the district of central Saxony (111.5). The cities of Leipzig (48.9) and the Vogtlandkreis (56.6) are least affected.

2:17 p.m.: Restart in the rain - first restaurateurs in Dresden open outdoor area

Rain, gray skies and temperatures around 14 degrees: not necessarily beer garden weather. Because the corona infection numbers in the Saxon state capital are stable below the critical incidence of 100, beer gardens and outdoor restaurants have been allowed to open since Wednesday. A spontaneous visit is likely to be difficult: booking an appointment, negative test and contact follow-up are prerequisites.

In order to make the team fit for the reopening under these conditions, there is first a hygiene and corona training course in Dresden's "Carolaschlösschen". "Then we open well prepared on Friday," says managing director Moyd Karrum. Because the weather is not playing along as hoped, there are patio heaters and fire bowls on the terrace. The innkeeper does not want to limit his offer in the Great Garden. "Everything should be as normal as possible."

Some innkeepers want to wait and see whether the numbers remain stable so that they don't have to close again after a few days. For example, the "Coselpalais" at the Dresden Frauenkirche will not open until the end of June, the "Terrace at Bischofsplatz" on June 1st.

1:58 p.m.: Politics allows 250 spectators: second division Jahn Regensburg waived

The SSV Jahn Regensburg waived the opportunity to play the last home game of the season in front of 250 spectators. "After carefully examining and discussing various options, however, SSV Jahn rejected this approach in terms of its social responsibility," said the second division soccer team on Wednesday.

As a professional football representative of the Eastern Bavaria region, one is "aware of an exposed position and does not want to claim any preferential treatment with regard to the current restrictions in many other areas of society," the statement said. In addition, given the very limited number of viewers, it is not possible to allocate the tickets appropriately and in a balanced manner. The club appealed to all fans to avoid gathering in front of the stadium on Sunday. Then Jahn wants to fix relegation against FC St. Pauli.

1:43 p.m.: Pregnant women are still vaccinated in individual cases

According to an association of gynecologists, the hurdles for corona vaccinations for pregnant women remain high even after the Corona vaccination recommendation of the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) has been adjusted. "Since liability in the event of an incident is still unclear, pregnant women are only vaccinated in individual cases," said the president of the professional association of gynecologists, Christian Albring. The still scarce vaccine also plays a role: "Even if Stiko recommended vaccination for all pregnant women, that would not change the situation at the moment."

About a week ago, the Stiko presented its 5th updated vaccination recommendation. It initially says unchanged: "The Stiko currently does not recommend general vaccination during pregnancy." Reference is made to a limited amount of data. Pregnant women who are previously ill and who have a higher risk of a severe course of Covid-19 can be offered the vaccination "after risk-benefit assessment and after detailed information".

Stiko has added in the text that pregnant women "with an increased risk of exposure due to their living conditions" could also receive a vaccination offer - that is, if they have an increased risk of being exposed to the virus. It is about the use of mRNA vaccines from the second trimester of pregnancy.

1:29 p.m.: Despite worries about the Corona variant, numerous flights from India to London

In view of the spread of the Corona variant, which was initially discovered in India, in Great Britain, the government in London is coming under pressure. Although India is on a "red list" of countries from which entry to Great Britain is only possible under strict conditions, several direct flights from the South Asian country land every day, as the British media reported on Wednesday. According to information from the news channel LBC News on Tuesday evening, 110 flights from the country landed in Great Britain since April 23, when India was put on the "red list".

In contrast to several other "red" countries such as South Africa and Brazil, direct connections with India are not prohibited. The regulations stipulate a ten-day hotel quarantine at their own expense for travelers from these countries. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under pressure in this case anyway because his government put India on the "red list" only weeks after neighboring Bangladesh and Pakistan. Johnson is alleged to have delayed the decision because of a planned visit to India to discuss a free trade deal. The trip was ultimately canceled.

1:16 p.m.: 200 million corona vaccinations in the EU

The European Union passed the 200 million corona vaccinations mark on Wednesday. This was announced by the EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen. The vaccination goal is still on track: by July enough doses should be delivered to vaccinate 70 percent of adults in the EU. According to the EU health authority ECDC, 38.8 percent of people over the age of 18 have been vaccinated at least once across the EU. 16.0 percent have full vaccination protection.

Most vaccines require two injections a few weeks apart. Only with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is a syringe considered to be fully vaccinated. Around 450 million people live in the 27 EU countries. According to the EU Commission, 70 percent of adults correspond to around 266 million people.

1:04 p.m.: Statutory health insurance doctors warn against the withdrawal of practices from the vaccination campaign

Germany's statutory health insurance physicians have warned that practices are disengaging from the corona vaccination campaign due to a lack of vaccines. The head of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), Andreas Gassen, called on citizens willing to vaccinate to understand that appointments could only be made at short notice and would have to be rebooked more often. "The practices do everything possible," said Gassen. KBV Vice Stephan Hofmeister said that these were individual cases about individual reports about doctors who had dropped out of the vaccination campaign.

What is needed, however, is more vaccine and as little bureaucracy as possible in the practices, otherwise there is an increased risk of doctors leaving. This could have dramatic consequences for the vaccination campaign. "We agreed to order just a week in advance," explained Hofmeister regarding the vaccine. If a practice only learns shortly before the appointments that have already been made that less or a different vaccine is coming, "then the wild phone calls start, appointments have to be canceled and rebooked," said Hofmeister. "That leads to anger in the patient, it leads to considerable arguments, it costs time and nerves."

12:51 p.m.: Significantly more non-swimmers in Germany

According to the German Life Saving Society, the corona pandemic with its restrictions is making more and more people non-swimmers. This increases the risk of drowning, warned DLRG President Achim Haag on Wednesday. The instructors at the pool edge took 23,485 swimming tests last year - the number fell by 75 percent compared to 2019, when 92,913 people were trained to be swimmers. A total of 14,566 seahorse badges were awarded in 2020, again over 70 percent less than a year earlier.

"The connection with the pandemic is obvious here," stressed Haag with a view to the baths that were closed during the Corona crisis. "We are now talking about at least one, if not two years lost in swimming training." But even before the pandemic, a quarter of all primary schools were unable to offer swimming lessons because there was no bath available.

12.36 p.m.: Theater Plauen-Zwickau returns to the open air in front of the audience

After a month-long Corona break, the Plauen-Zwickau Theater reports back to the audience live with performances under the open sky. In the summer theater, for example, the Donizetti opera "Der Liebestrank" should be performed on the Zwickau open-air stage in July, as well as a family concert entitled "feel the beat!" According to General Director Roland May, it is "a journey through the history of pop music".

"We are stunned how art and culture have been dealt with in recent months," May criticized on Wednesday. While operations continued in many areas of the economy, but also in football, the theaters were presented with a fait accompli. From his point of view, there would have been a number of opportunities to offer theater performances on site even under Corona conditions. Those interested in culture could only experience the Plauen-Zwickau theater digitally. In Plauen, the summer theater is scheduled to start in mid-June. Then the operetta "Paganini" by Franz Lehár is on the program, as well as the musical "Rock of Ages" and the children's play "Die Kuh Rosemarie". The recital "A sky-blue Trabant" in the courtyard of the Zwickau August Horch Museum promises a musical journey through time.

12.23 p.m.: Prioritization of vaccinations: majority of Germans are in favor of repeal

According to a survey, almost two thirds of Germans think the lifting of the corona vaccination prioritization planned from the beginning of June is good. 65 percent of those surveyed support the move, 18 percent reject it, according to a statement from the polling institute YouGov on Wednesday. The other respondents did not provide any information. YouGov announced that the number of proponents was particularly high among young adults.

From June 7th, there will be no more prioritization groups for corona vaccinations in Germany, regardless of the type of vaccine. In some federal states such as Baden-WĂĽrttemberg and Bavaria, this should apply earlier. So far, 41.5 million corona vaccine doses have been administered in vaccination centers and practices in Germany. According to the latest figures from the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday (as of 10:45 a.m.), more than 38 percent of people in Germany received at least one primary vaccination. 11.9 percent are fully vaccinated.

12.12 p.m.: Thuringia is the only federal state still with an incidence over 100

Thuringia is the only federal state in Germany with a seven-day incidence over 100. This is based on figures from the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday. Accordingly, the incidence in the Free State on Wednesday was 115.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week. All other countries are already below the 100 threshold, including Saxony, which was above it on Tuesday.

But the incidence of infections is also falling continuously in Thuringia: the incidence there was still 118.5 on Tuesday. In the meantime, as of Wednesday, eight districts and independent cities in Thuringia have made it below the 100 mark. It is considered an important limit for easing. In Weimar, for example, outdoor dining is expected to open on Thursday. The prerequisite for this is an appointment booking. The cities of Erfurt and Jena could follow on Wednesday. Camping and booking holiday apartments or houses should then be possible again.

12 noon: DIHK: The company's financial position is only slowly recovering

According to the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), the financial situation of companies in the Corona crisis is only recovering very slowly. 43 percent of the companies still assessed their financing situation as problematic, according to the economic survey of more than 27,000 companies published on Wednesday. Overall, however, the situation of the companies improved noticeably in early summer, especially among the export-heavy industrial companies. "There is - measured by what is already behind us - at the current edge more and more light in the economic shadow," wrote DIHK President Peter Adrian to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

According to the survey, around every third company currently rates its business as good, and almost as many as bad. In addition, every fourth company expects that business will continue to improve. Historically bad business was reported primarily by the businesses in culture, gastronomy and tourism affected by the lockdown. In contrast, the situation of industrial companies improved significantly, for example in mechanical engineering, vehicle construction and electrical engineering. The DIHK predicts growth of 3.0 percent for this year - after an economic slump of minus 4.8 percent in the previous year.

11.45 a.m.: EU basically wants to allow vaccinated people to re-enter

The EU states want to allow people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus from all over the world to re-enter. The restrictions imposed at the beginning of the pandemic for non-essential entries are to be lifted after an agreement by the EU ambassadors on Wednesday, as the German press agency in Brussels learned from several EU diplomats. This should apply if the EU states also accept proof of vaccination for travel within the EU.

In addition, more people should be able to enter the country regardless of the vaccination. At the moment, tourists can only enter the country without a compelling reason from seven countries where the virus situation is good. The criteria for this are now being relaxed. Exceptions already apply to family members, diplomats and medical staff.

At the beginning of the pandemic, all EU countries except Ireland and the non-EU countries Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland agreed on an extensive entry freeze for non-essential travel. However, this is not legally binding. Wednesday's decision has yet to be formally confirmed by the EU states.

11.23 a.m.: The first museums of the State Art Collections open at Whitsun

After a compulsory Corona break of several weeks, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) also open the first museums to the public at Whitsun. From Friday, two of the most famous buildings, the Old Masters Picture Gallery and Sculpture Collection up to 1800 and the Historic Green Vault, will be accessible again, as the museum association announced on Wednesday. The Kupferstich-Kabinett in the Residenzschloss and the Albertinum can also be visited. The other houses should then follow gradually depending on the infection, said a spokesman.

For the time being, the exhibitions "Crossing Borders. Collecting for the Future" in the Kupferstich-Kabinett, "STILL ALIVE. Works from the Donation of the Hoffmann Collection" in the Albertinum, "1 million roses for Angela Davis" in the Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau and "Speechlessness - The Loud Silence "in the Japanese Palace. And the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Pillnitz starts its season with a show on the Plauener Spitze in the Wasserpalais - belatedly.

The visit is only possible with a timed ticket booked in advance and an official Corona rapid test that is updated daily. Fully vaccinated and recently recovered are excluded. The cash registers will remain closed for the time being.

11:05 a.m.: Swimming lessons can start again in Saxony

With immediate effect, elementary schools and special needs schools in Saxony can again offer swimming lessons - if the incidence value in the respective district or urban district is below 165. This emerges from a communication from the Saxon Ministry of Culture on Wednesday. In Saxony, only the Erzgebirge district is currently above this value (202.1).

"Learning to swim can save lives. That is why swimming lessons continue to have priority for us despite the pandemic. We have now created the conditions so that swimming lessons can start again and missed courses can be made up for," said Minister of Education Christian Piwarz in the press release.

The aim is for the students to receive around 20-25 swimming lessons in the remaining nine weeks of lessons. If this goal cannot be achieved everywhere due to regional conditions, a continuation of swimming lessons is planned, taking these regional requirements into account in the school year 2021/2022.

For around 2,000 second graders in primary and special schools, there were no or only partial swimming lessons due to the corona pandemic in the 2019/2020 school year. In the current school year, around 38,000 pupils have only been able to take swimming lessons for a short period in autumn 2020, because the indoor swimming pools in Saxony have been closed since November 2, 2020. The replacement swimming courses already planned for the 2019/2020 school year also had to be canceled.

10.30 a.m.: Leipzig is the first Saxon region with a corona incidence below 50

The city of Leipzig is the first Saxon region to have the corona incidence below the 50 limit again. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the value on Wednesday was 48.9. It indicates how many new infections there were per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days.

If the incidence falls consistently below 50, further easing is possible. Hotels and guesthouses are allowed to reopen, for outdoor restaurants there is no test obligation and appointment bookings. For this, the value must be below 50 for five working days in a row.

The incidence continues to decline across the country as well. According to the RKI, it was 87.9 in Saxony on Wednesday. On Tuesday it was 104.8. Nationwide, the incidence fell to 72.8.

Of the 13 regions in Saxony, only the Ore Mountains (202.1), Central Saxony (111.5) and the district of Görlitz (102.1) are above the 100 threshold. It is also important for corona relaxation.

However, the numbers are fraught with uncertainty. According to the RKI, fewer people visit a doctor on public holidays and bridge days like last week, which means that fewer samples are taken and fewer laboratory tests are carried out. This means that fewer pathogens are reported to the health authorities, which is also reflected in the numbers for the days after.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, 68 new deaths have been reported in Saxony. This means that 9,455 corona patients have died since the beginning of the pandemic.

9.53 a.m.: Austria's culture is back with a fireworks display

After months of corona lockdown, Austria's stages are presenting themselves with a full premiere calendar. Together with tourism and gastronomy, the cultural scene will also start up again on Wednesday - even if there are only a few weeks left until the end of the season.

Not everything is the same as it used to be. The halls may only be half filled. Visitors must wear masks and bring proof that they have tested negative, vaccinated, or recovered from Covid-19. In addition, large theaters such as the Burgtheater and the State Opera offer their visitors virus tests before the performance.

The Burgtheater has scheduled eight premieres by the end of June, the State Opera is showing six new productions. The Musikverein also goes all out. The classical temple extends its season until the end of July and is planning more than 180 concerts by then.

9.17 a.m.: Corona hardship aid can be requested

As the Saxon Ministry of Economic Affairs announced on Wednesday, the Corona hardship aid can be applied for nationwide since Tuesday evening. The program is aimed at companies and self-employed people who have been excluded from the previous corona aid programs of the federal government and who have found themselves in an economic situation that threatens their existence as a result of the crisis. These are the details:

  • Service period: June 2020 to June 2021
  • Performance requirements: Applicant is not eligible to apply due to unusual cases in the Corona aid programs in the respective service period (subsidiarity)
  • applicant has to bear extraordinary burdens due to the pandemic, which foreseeably threaten the economic existence of the applicant
  • Full-time wage earners activity
  • The scope of services is based on the services in the bridging aid program in the respective service period. Certain operational fixed costs such as rent, insurance contributions etc. are reimbursed on a pro rata basis.
  • Capping of the service to 100,000 euros per company as a rule

Applications can only be submitted by reviewing third parties, i. H. Tax advisors, auditors or lawyers. In Saxony, the Sächsische Aufbaubank is entrusted with the implementation of the program. The Corona Hardship Commission will decide whether there is a hardship case.

Further information and the link to apply can be found on the website www.haertefallhilfe.de.

8.56 a.m.: Criticism of overcrowded trains in East Saxony

Despite the pandemic, the railways in East Saxony are always overcrowded, complains commuter Jörg Krenz, who drives to Dresden every day. Again and again the trains of the regional railway between Bautzen and Dresden are overcrowded, the Bautzen resident is annoyed. The Länderbahn responded to the criticism.

8.30 a.m.: India reports the highest number of corona deaths in one day worldwide

India has reported more corona-related deaths in a day than any other country during the pandemic. In the past 24 hours, 4,529 people were recorded who died of or with corona in the country, figures from the Indian Ministry of Health show on Wednesday. According to data from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, no country has so far recorded as many corona deaths in one day. Accordingly, the US held the previous record with 4,475 cases on January 12, 2021.

Experts assume that the actual death rate in India is likely to be significantly higher. The pandemic is currently spreading more and more in rural areas, where more than half of the population lives, but health care is poor and there are significantly fewer options for corona testing. Many people die at home.

In absolute numbers, India, with a population of 1.3 billion, recorded more than 25 million infections. In absolute numbers, the country is the most affected by the pandemic, behind the USA. The US has reported more than 32 million infections in total. The number of unreported cases, i.e. the number of unrecorded cases, differs greatly from country to country.

7.47 a.m.: New vaccination dates for Saxony

According to the DRK Saxony, new dates for corona vaccinations will be activated on Saxony's vaccination portal from 8 a.m. today.

When is the best time to log in? How long do I stay in the queue? Sächsische.de answers the most important questions about the Saxon vaccination portal.

7.22 a.m.: Toni Kroos plans EM despite Corona

Toni Kroos does not see his involvement in the European Football Championship in danger due to his Covid 19 disease. "Of course I'll be ready. I can say that much. So Felix, I can take that worry away from you," said the national player in the latest episode of the podcast "Einfach mal Luppen" to his brother and Braunschweig professional Felix Kroos. This Wednesday national coach Joachim Löw wants to announce his 26 players for the pan-European EM. Toni Kroos is considered seed for the tournament from June 11th to July 11th.

The 31-year-old tested positive for the corona virus on Monday. If everything is fine again after ten days, "I can arrive as normal. If it takes two or three days longer, then it just takes two or three days longer," said the midfielder. "Then I'll be on the 30th or when I know."

The 2014 world champion reported that his wife Jessica was the first in his family to be infected. Therefore, Toni Kroos has been in quarantine since Friday. On Sunday he started with a fever. "I didn't need a test then either." Overall, he feels limp. "I can't recommend it to anyone, Felix. You don't have to have it to be cool," he told his brother. "Now we hope that the children don't get anything."

6.55 a.m.: Investigations against vaccination doctor from the district of Görlitz

Because he administered his unapproved corona antigen to numerous people, the Lübeck public prosecutor's office is investigating Professor Winfried Stöcker. Now the public prosecutor's office in Görlitz is also dealing with the preparation - or specifically with a doctor from the district of Görlitz who has also administered the horse mackerel antigen to herself, her practice staff and several of her patients.

6.40 a.m.: Corona has had a negative impact on the lives of younger people, according to the survey