Canada If the numbers continue to rise, as is currently the case: SPD health expert Lauterbach warns of local shutdowns
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In view of the increasing number of corona cases in Germany, the warning voices from politics are increasing. It depends on the behavior of each individual.
SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach counts on people's behavior in the fight against the corona virus - less on containment measures.That is more important than individual measures. Many conditions are difficult to check anyway," said the doctor to the newspapers of the Funke media group.
continues to spread so quickly, Lauterbach expects local shutdowns in Germany. "It's very simple. The R-value is around 1.3. If we don't get that down, the daily number of cases will rise so quickly within a very short time that the clinics and health authorities will be overrun. Then there will be local shutdowns." The reproductive number, also known as the R value, indicates how many other people an infected person infects. According to the situation report from the Robert Koch Institute on Saturday evening, the R value was 1.4.
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Early on Sunday morning, the Robert Koch Institute reported 5587 new corona infections in Germany, a week earlier there were 3483 new cases. On Saturday a high of 7830 was reached for the third time in a row. The number of cases recorded is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities transmit data to the RKI at the weekend.
Chancellor Angelaand to travel less. "We now have to do everything we can to ensure that the virus does not spread uncontrollably. Every day now counts," said the CDU politician in her weekly video message.
The CDU politician received support for her appeal from Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder. The CSU boss told the "Bild" newspaper: "The situation is serious. If we don't take countermeasures quickly, Corona will get out of control. Anyone who hesitates risks a second lockdown. Carefulness, caution and solidarity have never been as important as now."
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SPD boss calls on youth to show more solidarity
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criticism, however, came from FDP boss Christian Lindner, he told the paper: "If If the Chancellor sees such a drama, she must immediately submit a government statement. A podcast does not replace the debate in the Bundestag when it comes to fundamental rights. "
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SPD boss Norbert Walter-Borjans called on the younger generation more circumspection and solidarity. "We have to say very unequivocally to this generation, which is an important warning in our society on many ethical issues such as climate protection or international conflicts: This is not just about you, but your behavior also endangers others, especially the weaker ones "said Walter-Borjans to the" Spiegel ". At the same time, he emphasized that "one should not assume a whole generation of bad character."
COVID-19: Province boosts virus management, tracing staff; MacLeod says restrictions on restaurants, gyms will stay; 45 new cases in Ottawa
Ontario Premier Doug Ford, when asked about comments by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that appeared to criticize provinces on their testing and contact tracing ability, said he believes “we’re kicking everyone’s butt” on testing. He also said as a province, Ontario has faced “every hurdle” from acquiring enough personal protective equipment to testing, and did so together.
CDU politician Kretschmer wants help from the Bundeswehr
Saxony's Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer calls for more support from the Bundeswehr in the health authorities in the fight against the corona virus. "We are in the exponential phase," said the CDU politician of "Bild am Sonntag". “We have to expect that the number of new infections will double every three or four days. This pushes the health authorities to their limits in the follow-up of contacts of positive tested cases and we can no longer interrupt the chains of infection. ”
According to Kretschmer, the health authorities urgently need to be upgraded with staff. “The Bundeswehr must be more closely involved and employees from the state ministries must be seconded. The police must help the regulatory agencies to monitor the measures. ”Two out of three Germans are quite satisfied with the corona policy.
According to a survey, more than two thirds of Germans are generally satisfied with the federal government's corona crisis management. 68 percent of those questioned rated the leadership in a survey by the opinion research institute Kantar on behalf of "Bild am Sonntag" as "rather good". For 27 percent it is "rather bad". 4 percent answered "don't know".
On Saturday the Federal President's Office announced that Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier had gone into quarantine. One of his bodyguards had tested positive for the virus. A first corona test with the head of state was negative. Steinmeier will of course remain in quarantine, currently he is in his service villa in Berlin-Dahlem, it said. Steinmeier will be tested again in the coming days. (dpa)
Green despite negative court rulings for parity law .
The red-green coalition in Hamburg is sticking to its plans for a parity law despite two negative constitutional court rulings. "The parity law is about gender equality, and this is a major concern of both coalition partners," said Justice Senator Anna Gallina (Greens) on Friday. Women are still underrepresented in parliaments. "We cannot achieve a higher proportion of women in parliaments with warm words, we have experienced that with pain over the past few decades." © Christian Charisius / dp