Status: 04.10.2021 4:06 a.m.
For schoolchildren from Berlin and Bavaria, the mask requirement will be relaxed in class. The Australian city of Melbourne now has a total of 246 days in lockdown mode – a new record. The developments in the live blog.
- Berlin and Bavaria are loosening the mask requirement in schools
- Melbourne breaks record: 246 lockdown days
- Lufthansa: Concern about restrictions in China
Melbourne breaks record: 246 lockdown days
A good one and a half years after the start of the corona pandemic, the Australian metropolis of Melbourne has set an inglorious record. The capital of the state of Victoria on the east coast is now in lockdown mode for a total of 246 days, reported the Australian broadcaster ABC. Thus Melbourne overtook the previous record holder Buenos Aires.
In Victoria, the number of new corona infections has recently increased dramatically, one record after the other even tumbled last week. The region has been in a strict lockdown for almost two months – for the sixth time. Not only in the greater Melbourne area with its around five million inhabitants are many people’s nerves dying, especially since the lockdown is supposed to last for several weeks.
Berlin and Bavaria are loosening the mask requirement in schools
In two federal states, the mask requirement at schools is being relaxed today. In Berlin, the mask requirement is lifted in class up to the sixth grade, in Bavaria when and in schools, masks are generally no longer worn in class.
There have been bitter arguments about the lifting of the obligation for days. Medical representatives had described a general continuation of the measure in schools as inappropriate. Proponents of the obligation, on the other hand, consider a repeal in view of the high number of unvaccinated people and the infection situation, especially among young people, to be premature. According to RKI data, the coronavirus is particularly severe in children from preschool age and adolescents up to 19 years of age.
Lufthansa: Concern about restrictions in China
Lufthansa is concerned about the coronavirus restrictions in China. The slow opening of the People’s Republic is slowing the airline’s recovery, said Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the International Aviation Association Iata in Boston.
China has greatly reduced the number of transport links with other countries. Entrants must undergo medical tests and quarantine rules. If there are too many guests, flight routes can be temporarily suspended. This will not only slow down Lufthansa’s recovery from the corona pandemic, but also the recovery of economic relations between China and Germany, added Spohr.
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