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Federal Police President criticizes Corona controls of the airlines
Federal Police President Dieter Romann has accused the airlines of a lack of controls when entering from Corona risk areas. In the past six days alone, the federal police found around 600 violations by aviation companies when entering the country, Romann told "Bild am Sonntag". The flight passengers either had no digital registration or a negative corona test, although this had to be checked by the company before departure. "That is irresponsible," said Romann.
In view of the lack of open prospects for many companies and a sluggish vaccination campaign, dissatisfaction with the corona policy is growing in business. The wholesale and foreign trade association BGA called for more involvement of business representatives.
“The German economy can solve crises, it does it every day all over the world”, wrote BGA President Anton Börner in a guest article for “Bild am Sonntag, BamS”. "It is scandalous that it is not included in the corona crisis management of the EU, the federal government and the federal states."
Report: EU has already approved 37 vaccine exports since the end of January
The introduction of the controversial EU export controls for corona vaccines has not yet led to an export ban in practice. As the ARD European studio in Brussels reported on Monday, citing the EU Commission, all 37 export requests made to the EU between January 30th and February 10th were approved. On January 30th, the so-called "transparency mechanism" came into force.
experts from the economy are not involved in the subjects of vaccination campaigns and opening strategies, criticized Börner. “Instead, the state fails with one planned economy intervention after another. Problems should be managed away and fought with ever new regulations. " The BGA boss called for a round table with politics, science and business.
The former manager and entrepreneur Roland Berger also criticized the Corona measures. "As far as the partial lockdowns in October and November and the current three-quarter lockdown are concerned, I would rather give it a grade of four," said the 83-year-old in the Augsburger Allgemeine (Monday). "It would probably have been better to close the country completely for six weeks in December and January." Instead, one now has "a horror without end".
According to Karl Lauterbach, Germany is already at the beginning of the third corona wave
Most recently, the number of detected new infections and the seven-day incidence value were declining in many places. Compared to last Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) even reported more new infections and an increased incidence value. According to the virologist Karl Lauterbach, we in Germany are at the beginning of the third Corona wave, which "is also the beginning of a new pandemic ", as "Tagesschau" reports .
Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the Prime Ministers of the federal states will discuss how to proceed in the pandemic and possible steps to open it this Wednesday. The deliberations fall into a phase in which the number of new infections is slowly rising again after a decline of weeks and more contagious and probably more dangerous virus mutations continue to spread. On Monday, at least the hairdressers open nationwide, in some countries also other shops such as garden centers.
The board of the Family Businesses Foundation, Rainer Kirchdörfer, warns of a dwindling approval for the government's course. "Many companies are reaching their limits, the mood is tilting," he told the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung". The head of the largest German bookstore chain Thalia, Michael Busch, also finds clear words. «Trade is dying, inner cities are dying. And the federal government is watching, so to speak, inactive, ”said Busch of the“ BamS ”. He called for more financial aid for trade.
Biden calls on US Senate to swiftly approve of corona aid package
After the House of Representatives approved a corona aid package worth 1.9 trillion dollars (1.6 trillion euros), US President Joe Biden called on the Senate to also quickly agree. "I hope it will deal with him quickly," said Biden on Saturday with a view to the package of measures. "We have no time to lose. If we decide now, act quickly and boldly, we can finally move forward with this virus." © ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS After the House of Representatives approved a corona aid package worth $
After all: Since Saturday, companies can also apply for November and December aid above the previous limit of two million euros. The Ministry of Economics in Berlin announced that the option has been activated. Subsidies of up to 75 percent of sales from the same period of the previous year are possible. Lost profits could now also be taken into account - not just losses. So far, around 7.2 billion euros in November and December aid have been paid out.
While parts of the economy are demanding more involvement and help, there are also calls for companies to get involved - for example with vaccinations. "All companies with company doctors should be able to offer their employees a vaccination in the coming months according to the given priority groups," said the chairman of the mining, chemical and energy union (IG BCE), Michael Vassiliadis, on Saturday. Companies would have to do their part to protect the workforce and fight the pandemic. Not only large corporations have an obligation, but also medium-sized companies. “The economy has to give the public sector a hand so that we don't experience a vaccination backlog. In the fight against the pandemic, speed is required. "
How Corona is ensuring the digitization of German households .
Numerous people spent more time in their own four walls in 2020 and early 2021 than ever before. Digital technologies in particular were therefore of great help to the Germans in the corona pandemic. As a survey on behalf of the industry association Bitkom shows, people have not only dealt more intensively with technology, but also spent more money on it. © Dean Drobot / Shutterstock.com Germans have been spending significantly more time with video chats since the beginning of the corona pandem