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GB-Policy / (Lead 1, Photo, TV): Lead 1-GB-Johnson again weakened after a festival in confinement (updated with Debate to municipalities) by William James and Alistair Smout London, 11 January (Reuters) - An "urgency" debate was held on the British Parliament to ask Prime Minister Boris Johnson for explanations on an alcoholic party who would Holding in the garden of his residence of 10, Downing Street in May 2020, while the country was confined to fight against the pandemic of Covid-19.
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BERLIN (Reuters) - the federal health minister Karl Lauterbach expected increase in Corona infections to more than 400,000 cases per day in mid-February also alerted the economy.
While economists fear triggered by the variant virus Omikron recession fear industries to retailers if they have the transport sector in the coming weeks yet sufficiently employees. The Robert Koch Institute reported on Friday with 140,160 new infections again a new high. These are 47,937 cases more than a week ago. The seven-day incidence for the first time stepped over the threshold of 700.
Corona outbreak after Party on Sylt: Police investigate against guests because of suspicion of fake vaccination passports
in the case of a Corona outbreak after a party on Sylt determines the police as to whether several visitors had counterfeit vaccines. "Running the investigation into the fall," said the spokesman for the Police Directorate Flensburg, Christian Carhus, the newspapers of the Funke Media Group. It is therefore about the suspicion that up to three visitors to a Christmas party in Kampen have gained access to fake Corona vaccine passages.
Lauterbach had to Reuters information clarified its prediction from negotiating circles in a Turn to the State heads of federal and state governments on Thursday that the head of Omikron wave in Germany in mid-February to be achieved. In an optimistic scenario, the health minister then calculated accordingly with at least 400,000 Corona infections per day. Booster doses should have no long protective effect or be boosted too few people, the number could even increase to more than 600,000 per day. Lauterbach expects consequently also a significant increase in the number of people who need to be hospitalized with a corona disease.
According to RKI there are good 1,166,000 active corona cases - even this number is increasing daily. To do this more and more people in quarantine because they had contact with infected people. While in Germany just the isolation and quarantine periods have been shortened. Nevertheless, as warns the transport sector in view of increasing corona failures of truck drivers uncertain supplies. "The situation is very tense, because we lack more and more drivers," said the CEO of the Federation of goods by road, Logistics and Disposal (BGL), Dirk Engelhardt to Reuters. "The sickness is significantly increased due to Corona." The retailers are preparing in view of the corona wave on personnel issues. "Currently, the supply chains operate in Germany, even if it occasionally hooked," says the chief executive of the industry association HDE, Stefan Genth.
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Rising Corona infection levels make even the carmaker Daimler noticeable. "We are seeing a slight increase in absenteeism across the country," said Human Resources Manager Sabine carbon iron on Thursday night at the business press club Stuttgart.
economists fear skid marks on the German economy. "If there is a large number of absences from work, is a new negative factor," said the economic head of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW), Nils Jannsen, on Friday told Reuters. "A recession is thereby more likely." This looks of Germany's chief economist of Deutsche Bank, Stefan Schneider, another way: "We will see a technical recession."
RKI REPORTS OF INCIDENCE 706.3
The nationwide seven-day incidence increased, according to RKI to 706.3 from 638.8 the previous day, marking a new record. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 population have been infected in the past seven days with the coronavirus. 170 more people died in connection with the virus. Thus, the number of reported deaths raised within 24 hours on 116 485. Overall, in Germany Corona cases have been confirmed so far more than 8,460,000. At the same time, the trend that the number of corona intensive care patients in hospitals continues to decline: On Thursday it was 2418. The reason for this are called lighter on average courses of disease upon infection by the now dominant Omikron variant.
Among the states listed Bremen still the highest with 1258.7. Then follow Berlin 1258.3 and 1221.9 Hamburg. In the Mitte district, the seven-day incidence is as high as 2200.1.
Sahra Wagenknecht positively tested on corona .
It is not vaccinated and critically expressed themselves to the Corona vaccines approved in Germany. Now Sahra Wagenknecht has been positively tested - so far she goes well, so the left politician. © Bernd von Jutrczenka / DPA The left-wing policy Sahra Wagenknecht was tested positive on Wednesday morning on Corona. First, the »picture« newspaper had reported about it. Wagnknecht confirmed her infection on demand. You go well so far, she wrote to the mirror.