Today, 7:36 pm
Thousands of people took part in demonstrations in several Italian cities on Saturday against the decision of the Italian government to extend the so-called 3G rule to all workers from October 15. The largest demonstrations took place in Rome, Milan, Turin and Trieste. Several thousand people gathered in Lateran Square in Rome and chanted slogans against the 3G obligation, which they called “blackmail”. They warned of a “danger to democracy” and criticized the obligation for all employees in the public and private sector to present the Green Passport as proof. Italy is the first country in the world to introduce the 3G rule for all employees. The Green Passport proves that the holder has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has tested negative in the last 48 hours or has recently recovered from the disease. Several organizations that oppose the obligation to use a green pass had called for the protest rallies.
Today, 3:17 pm
The number of corona infections in two asylum care centers in Lower Austria increased on Saturday. From the office of State Health Councilor Ulrike Königsberger-Ludwig (SPÖ) 92 cases were reported for Traiskirchen (Baden district), five more than on Friday. At the initial reception center in Schwechat (Bruck ad Leitha district) there were 17 infected people, four more than the day before. The other hotspots remained stable or showed slight declines. A new cluster has formed in the Lilienfeld district. After a family celebration, nine people contracted the corona virus.
Today, 2:14 pm
On the weekend, the Braunau district cleared the first hurdle on the way to the end of the corona-related exit controls for a week. The vaccination rate in the district reached 50 percent, it said on Saturday from the office of Governor Thomas Stelzer (ÖVP). On Friday, the vaccination rate was just below 49.9 percent. If the 7-day incidence in the district fell below 300, the controls would end, the spokesman said. On Saturday, the 7-day incidence according to the Covid19 dashboard of the state of Upper Austria was 311.8.
Today, 2:08 pm
Fake Covid test certificates and fake test results are circulating in Carinthia. This was announced by the country’s expert coordination committee in a broadcast today. In this, those responsible point out once again that. The use of a forged 3G certificate is a criminal offense. The Ministry of the Interior has already announced that the police will be checked more closely,
Today, 1:12 pm
The number of new infections in Austria has jumped back to over 2,000 in the last 24 hours. 2,145 is above the average for the last seven days (1,706). The seven-day incidence was 133.7 cases per 100,000 population. Eight people died within a day or with corona, according to figures from the Ministry of Interior and Health.
Today, 12:51 pm
Thousands of people took part in a demonstration in Trieste on Saturday morning against plans by the Italian government to extend the so-called 3G rule to all workers from October 15. The protesters parade through the city center chanting slogans against the 3G obligation, which they describe as “blackmail”.
“No green passport, no apartheid” could be read on two large banners. The entire city center was blocked by the protesters. Some protesters and the health measures with “masked fascism”, others shouted slogans against Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
According to the organizers, 20,000 people took part in the demonstration, one of the last few years in the former Habsburg port city. When the protest march passed the regional headquarters of the public TV broadcaster RAI, the demonstrators stopped and chanted slogans against the media.
Today, 12:34 pm
In San Francisco you have to be vaccinated at least once to participate in indoor events.
Today, 12:09 pm
Rudolf Anschober is on Twitter Personal statement and lets you know what he thinks of the FPÖ boss’s antibody test.
Find out here:
Today, 11:55 am
29 fake PCR tests: This is the interim report by the police at Vienna-Schwechat Airport since the beginning of September. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the majority of them are Albanian citizens (namely 20) who wanted to fly with falsified documents. “After the denial, they admitted that they had acquired the fake certificates on the Internet before they started their trip,” said the Ministry of the Interior.
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Today, 11:20 am
After long restrictions in the corona pandemic, Hamburg dropped its masks: In clubs, bars, restaurants, cultural and sports facilities that participate in the so-called 2G model, there have also been no restrictions on the number since midnight on Saturday morning the visitor or participant of an event.
Where only those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered are allowed to go in, they can celebrate, dance, watch films and theater or join in the excitement at sporting competitions without a gap and without a mask down to the last seat.
Today, 9:19 am
A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the United States. US President Joe Biden said on Friday that around 20 million adults are now entitled to a third-party vaccination with the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine. “Get the booster,” said the President in the White House.
From now on, the CDC recommends a third vaccination for all people over 65 years of age, for people at an increased risk of a serious illness and for employees in professions with a high risk of infection, such as health workers and teachers. The additional vaccination dose is possible six months after the second dose.
Today, 8:05 am
According to a newspaper report in Germany, it should be mandatory to take protective masks with you in the car. Even after the corona pandemic, drivers should have to have two mouth and nose covers with them in the future. This was said by a spokeswoman for the Düsseldorf Ministry of Transport Rheinische Post confirmed.
Accordingly, the masks should be added to the prescribed contents of the first-aid kit in cars, trucks and buses. It is intended to implement the requirement with the next change in the road traffic licensing regulations – it is expected to take effect next year. According to the report, anyone who does not add two masks to the first-aid kit will face a penalty. So far, five euros are due if the first aid kit is incomplete.
Today, 8:04 am
The state of Upper Austria has developed an extensive corona protection concept for the state parliament, municipal council and mayor elections on Sunday as well as possible mayor runoff elections on October 10. However, it only contains “recommendations”. Because the right to vote must not be deprived of the voters, even if they do not follow the rules. Otherwise, this could be a justification for contesting the election.
You can find out what the recommendations look like here:
Today, 8:00 a.m.
In view of the high number of corona cases in British schools, an expert assumes that most children will or have already been infected with the virus in winter. “I think the majority will be infected in six months,” said public health expert Azeem Majeed of Imperial College London.
Today, 7:46 am
Microbiologist Insam from the “Coron-A” project currently sees no evidence of similar increases in the curve as in the previous year. But that could change again.
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Today, 6:46 am
After the students, the corona quarantine will now also be defused for future K1 contacts. As the Ministry of Health informs in a broadcast, the official segregation will be shortened from 14 days to ten days from September 27th. In addition, “free testing” by means of a PCR test for K1 contact persons is possible from the fifth day of quarantine.
But there are also adjustments for K2 people.
You’ll find more about it here:
Today, 6:26 am
At this point we will provide you again today with the latest developments relating to the coronavirus.
Have a good start to the weekend!
24.09.2021, 10:30 p.m.
Because the number of school cancellations has tripled to around 7,500 this year due to the corona, the Ministry of Education has reacted with stricter rules for registering for home lessons. The corresponding decree was published on Friday: In addition to a (voluntary) reflection discussion at the end of the first semester, it provides, among other things, that.
09/24/2021, 10:28 PM
The Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis is vaccinated against the corona virus for the third time. He will receive the booster injection on October 7th in the Prague military hospital, said the 67-year-old in a televised debate on Friday evening. That is one day before the start of the two-day general election, in which the founder of the populist party ANO is polling as a favorite.
According to the EU health authority ECDC, 65.5 percent of adults in the Czech Republic are fully protected. In Portugal it is already 89.3 percent, in Austria it is 60.1 percent. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 10.7 million inhabitants in the Czech Republic, more than 30,400 in connection with the coronavirus. Hundreds of thousands of seniors have not yet been vaccinated.
09/24/2021, 10:26 pm
A large-scale campaign for Corona booster vaccinations has begun in the United States. According to US President Joe Biden, around 20 million adults, including those over 65 and people with pre-existing conditions, as well as health workers and teachers, are now entitled to a third-party vaccination with the Biontech / Pfizer vaccine. “Get the booster,” said the President in the White House.
The question of a booster vaccination is controversial: Most recently, the WHO argued that the focus must now be on vaccinating people who have not been vaccinated – especially in the countries of the global south, where there is a shortage of vaccines.