Live blog: ++ Incidence rises to over 800 ++


Status: 01/23/2022 04:13 a.m

The seven-day incidence rises to over 800. Health Minister Lauterbach announced a new, multilingual vaccination campaign. All developments in the live blog.

4:13 a.m

Incidence rises to over 800

The Robert Koch Institute reports 85,440 new infections. That is 32,936 more cases than on Sunday a week ago. The nationwide seven-day incidence rose to 806.6 from 772.7 the previous day, setting a new high. The value indicates how many people per 100,000 inhabitants have contracted the corona virus in the past seven days.

54 people died within 24 hours in connection with the virus. This increases the number of reported deaths to 116,718. So far, more than 8.68 million corona tests have been positive in Germany.

2:08 a.m

Virologist Brinkmann for compulsory vaccination from the age of 50

The virologist Melanie Brinkmann advocates compulsory vaccination against Corona for people over 50. “I’m not a fan of compulsory vaccination, but I am skeptical whether we can close the vaccination gap with other measures such as vaccination campaigns and education alone so that we can find calm waters.” , said Brinkmann of the “Rheinische Post”.

A vaccination requirement for people over 50 would make sense, said Brinkmann, with a view to a corresponding requirement in Italy. So far, it is predominantly this age group that makes most corona hospital treatments necessary. However, she pointed out that younger people could also become seriously ill and their risk could be greatly reduced with a vaccination. The professor from the Technical University of Braunschweig sits on the Corona expert committee of the federal government.

Virologist Brinkmann at “Anne Will”: compulsory vaccination from the age of 50.

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1:55 a.m

New Zealand tightens measures – Ahern cancels wedding

New Zealand is tightening its corona measures. The country registered nine new omicron infections in the country’s two main islands over the weekend. An infected family had attended a wedding with 100 guests.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern then canceled her own planned wedding. When asked by reporters, she said she was no different from thousands of other New Zealanders who were enduring far more devastating effects from the pandemic. “The worst thing is not being able to be with a loved one when they are seriously ill. It far outweighs any sadness I feel.”

Cancels her own wedding because of the pandemic: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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12:55 a.m

Lauterbach announces multilingual vaccination campaign

Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach has announced the start of a new vaccination campaign in the corona pandemic for the coming week. “We have a duty to reach people,” he told the “Bild am Sonntag”. Therefore, a broad-based campaign with posters and radio and television spots will begin on Tuesday. This is “more creative” than previous attempts to encourage the population to vaccinate. “And it’s in very different languages,” Lauterbach added. The new vaccination campaign is intended to appeal to different target groups, including the elderly, families and young men in rural areas, as well as people with a migration background.

12:16 a.m

Romania and other countries high-risk areas

As of today, a further 19 countries are considered high-risk corona areas, which entails travel warnings and certain quarantine rules when entering from there. In Europe, these now include Romania, the Republic of Moldova and Kosovo. A total of 155 countries are on the risk list of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). In addition to the three European countries, these new countries have been added: Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Saudi Arabia, Japan, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as well as the Maldives, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Paraguay. Anyone entering the country from a high-risk area and who does not have at least full basic protection with the second syringe that is usually necessary or has recovered must be in quarantine for ten days and can free themselves from this at the earliest five days after entry with a negative test.

12:03 a.m

Association of towns and municipalities calls for an exit strategy

The German Association of Towns and Municipalities has asked the federal and state governments to develop a step-by-step corona relaxation plan. “An exit strategy must be prepared now,” said managing director Gerd Landsberg of the editorial network Germany. “In the neighboring countries, we can see that the pandemic will have reached its peak at some point and then the numbers will drop again drastically and quickly.” Health Minister Karl Lauterbach estimates that this point will be reached in Germany around mid-February. “It would therefore be wise to determine now when which restrictions can be reduced in which order and under what conditions,” said Landsberg.

12:01 a.m

Pfizer boss relies on annual vaccinations

In the corona pandemic, Pfizer boss Albert Bourla prefers annual corona immunization to frequent booster vaccinations. In an interview with N12 News in Israel, when asked if he expected booster shots every four to five months on a regular basis, Bourla said: “It’s not a good scenario. I hope that we will have a vaccine that will be given once a year “. This makes it easier to persuade people to get vaccinated.

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