Status: 24.03.2021 6:46 am
According to the RKI, more than 75,000 people have died from the virus in Germany since the outbreak. The majority consider the new corona resolutions to be appropriate or inadequate. All improvements on the live blog.
IW lowers the economic forecast
IW researchers are lowering the economic forecast for 2021 due to the corona epidemic, and only expect private consumption to stagnate. The German Economic Agency (IWA) has announced that the German economy will grow by three percent this year and four percent by 2022. In December, Cologne economists estimated a four per cent increase to 2021. “So far, the locks have already cost 250 250 billion. There is currently a race between injections and infections,” said IW Director Michael Heather.
Kubiki: Give back their freedom to those who have been vaccinated
Bundestag Vice President Wolfgang Kubiki urges vaccinated people to regain their freedom. “The inaction of the central government in this matter has been illegal for a long time,” the deputy FDP leader told the Funky Media Group’s newspapers. “If vaccinated people in Israel can often re-exercise their basic rights and even re-open nightclubs, the Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute should explain why grandchildren in Germany cannot see vaccinated grandparents.” The reference to one’s own ignorance is no longer enough at one point because the Ministry of Health wants to do it again.
More than 75,000 corona deaths in Germany
In Germany, more than 75,000 people have died from the corona virus since the outbreak began a year ago. Robert Koch recorded 248 more deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of corona deaths in Germany rose to 75,212. In addition, RKI recorded 15,813 new infections. I.e. 2378 cases a week ago. The seven-day event is 108.1 compared to the previous day.
Brazil reports more than 3,000 corona deaths in 24 hours for the first time
Brazil is the second country in the world to break the 3000 corona death mark recorded in a single day. In Brasilia, 3,251 people died within 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. So far, the United States alone has crossed the 3,000 death mark in this 24-hour period. A total of 298,676 people were killed in connection with Govt-19 in Brazil. The number of people infected with corona in Latin America’s largest country is more than 12.1 million, with 82,493 newly infected. Only in the United States are the numbers even higher.
Seehofer criticized the summit’s resolutions on Easter services
Union Home Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has strongly criticized the resolutions of the Prime Minister’s Conference with Union President Angela Merkel (CDU) on Easter services. “All parties with C in their name are advising churches not to hold church services, especially at Easter,” Schoffer told the “Built” newspaper. Seahofer said it was not about a ban or the need to avoid services at Easter. “I would like to point out that this is a request.”
Hong Kong and Macau suspend vaccinations with Biotech vaccine due to packaging errors
Chinese Special Administration Areas in Hong Kong and Macau have suspended corona vaccines from Biotech / Pfizer. The reason given by the authorities was a packaging error in a package of the vaccine. “As a precaution, the vaccine should be discontinued during the trial period,” the Hong Kong government said in a statement.
Flat: Great Britain wants to vaccinate children from August
The UK plans to start vaccinating children in August. The newspaper “The Telegraph” writes that this emerges from the government’s initial plans. This is said to be several months earlier than expected, citing two people involved in the projects. According to the report, the results of a study conducted by Oxford University in collaboration with Astrogeneka with 300 test subjects for 6 to 17-year-olds, which should be available in June or July.
The majority considers the corona resolutions to be appropriate or inadequate
Nearly two-thirds of Germans consider the corona measures decided at the federal-state summit to be appropriate or inadequate. This was the result of a study conducted by the voting agency Forza on behalf of broadcasters RDL and NTV. Like the last Prime Ministerial Conference in early March, most of the questioners see the results as confusing. In view of the rising incidence of infections, 32 percent of citizens think these measures are appropriate, while 31 percent still do not find them adequate. Only a minority (32 per cent) of German citizens think the measures currently adopted have gone too far.