Corona live ticker: Hundreds of Brits disappear from Swiss quarantine at night

Updated December 27, 2020, 12:04 p.m.

  • 11:35 am: Hundreds of Britons disappear from Swiss quarantine at night
  • 10:21 am: Pandemic costs the German economy almost 400 billion euros
  • 09:55 am: Seehofer excludes special rights for vaccinated people
  • 9:10 am: Start of the corona vaccinations in Europe
  • 08:40 am: Spahn rushed ahead surprised by Saxony-Anhalt
  • 07:50 am: 13,755 new corona infections reported on Boxing Day
  • 05:02 am: More than 65 physical attacks on employees of public order offices

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Top news: Hundreds of Britons disappear from quarantine in Switzerland during the night

11:07 am: Because of the mutated corona virus from England, all British tourists who had entered Switzerland since December 14th had to be in quarantine for ten days from the date of arrival.

In the ski resort of Verbier, which is popular with the British, not everyone adhered to the guidelines. In the night from Saturday to Sunday were suddenly Hundreds of the guests obliged to the corona quarantine away.

Some have now made up France reported, said Jean-Marc Sandoz, spokesman for the municipality of Bagnes, which Verbier belongs to, the German press agency on Sunday.

The authorities would have before Christmas 420 guests from Great Britain identified that had to be quarantined. About 50 left immediately, and of the 370 others, fewer than a dozen were still there on Sunday. “We understand their anger”said Sandoz.

He sharply criticized the hastily and retrospectively introduced quarantine requirements for travelers from Great Britain. Switzerland had on December 20th all flights from the UK – and South Africa – stoppedbecause new and suspected highly contagious variants of the coronavirus had been detected in the countries.

The other corona reports of the day at a glance:

Pandemic costs the German economy almost 400 billion euros

10:21 am: The German economy has so far suffered from the corona pandemic more than 212 billion euros lost. At the end of the crisis it will be 391 billion euros, like that German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) calculated for the “Welt am Sonntag”. The DIW assumed that the number of infections would fall again in spring.

The economists compared the actual and forecast growth with the so-called potential growth for the years 2020 to 2022. This expresses how strong the economy would have grown without the pandemic.

“If we do not manage to significantly reduce the number of infections by March, it would be a disaster”says DIW President Marcel Fratzscher of the newspaper.

Seehofer excludes special rights for vaccinated people

09:55 am: According to the Federal Minister of the Interior, anyone who has been vaccinated against the corona virus should Horst Seehofer (CSU) do not enjoy any special rights. “As important as vaccination is for all of us: No special treatment for vaccinated people,” he told “Bild am Sonntag” on the occasion of the nationwide start of vaccinations. A distinction between vaccinated and non-vaccinated equate to a mandatory vaccination and he was against compulsion, stressed Seehofer.

Start of the corona vaccinations in Europe

9:10 am: The big vaccination campaign begins in Europe. On the Mediterranean island Cyprus dozens of people were vaccinated against the coronavirus on Sunday morning. First got the Residents and the Nursing home staff administered the vaccine in the port city of Limassol. During the day should also Doctors and nurses be vaccinated in three hospitals, reported the state broadcaster (RIK).

Also Italy the first people were vaccinated against the coronavirus at the start of the vaccination campaign. As seen in pictures from the Ministry of Health, several men and women were given the injections on Sunday morning. From Rome, the military delivered the first packages of corona vaccines across the country on Sunday night.

“We will remember this date forever”, wrote Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. Italy will start vaccinating health workers and the most vulnerable groups, and then gradually expanding the possibility of vaccination to the entire population, Conte said.

Spahn rushed ahead surprised by Saxony-Anhalt

Contrary to what has been agreed, the new corona vaccine was injected in Saxony-Anhalt on Saturday. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn was apparently surprised by the early vaccination start in the Harz district.

08:40 am: Contrary to what has been agreed, the new corona vaccine was injected in Saxony-Anhalt on Saturday. Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn was apparently surprised by the early start of vaccination in the Harz district.

Spahn’s spokesman said the “Bild am Sonntag”, the minister are happy with Edith Kwoizalla and wish her all the best. The spokesman nevertheless emphasized: “However, we had agreed with all partner countries of the EU and with the 16 federal states to deliver to and from everyone on Saturday Start the vaccinations together on Sunday.”

According to Spahn, the vaccinations themselves are a “national show of strength”. “This vaccine is the ultimate key to defeating this pandemic. He’s the key to getting our lives back“, said the CDU politician on Saturday. Every vaccination more means fewer infections and fewer deaths.” Those who take part save lives, “stressed Spahn.

In Berlin, the vaccinations against the corona virus started as planned on Sunday. In the presence of the health senator Dilek Kalayci (SPD) received one on Sunday morning in a nursing home in Berlin-Steglitz 101 year old elderly woman a syringe with the vaccine from the Mainz company Biontech and the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

13,755 new corona infections reported on Boxing Day

07:50 am: On Boxing Day, the German health authorities have a total of 13,755 new corona infections reported. In addition, 356 more deaths were recorded within 24 hours, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Sunday morning.

But these numbers are only conditionally with the Values ​​of the previous week comparable, because the RKI expected a lower number of tests and fewer reports from the health authorities during the holidays. Exactly one week ago, 22,771 new infections were reported within one day. The highest number of deaths of 952 was registered on Wednesday last week (December 16).

The number of new infections reported to the health authorities within seven days per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) was 161.3 on Sunday morning. However, the differences between the federal states are enormous: the highest incidences were on Sunday Saxony with 375.8 and Thuringia with 290.2, had the lowest value Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with 77.5.

Karliczek wants to “like to be vaccinated”

05:40 am: Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek sees the start of the nationwide corona vaccinations in Germany this Sunday Chance for a gradual return to normal. “It is a huge step forward that we can start vaccinating here and in many other European countries,” said the CDU politician to the German press agency. “Normal life will come back step by step. But staying power is still necessary.”

Karliczek pointed out possible obstacles and spoke of a strenuous journey. So she must Mass production of the vaccines succeed and the vaccination infrastructure is working as planned. In addition, one does not yet know how long the vaccines will be effective, and people have to want to be vaccinated.



She is the first in Germany to be vaccinated: Edith Kwoizalla.

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Because of Corona: 65 physical attacks on employees of public order offices

05:02 am: Employees of public order offices are nationwide physically and verbally attacked dozens of times been attempting to implement corona protective measures. A query by “Welt am Sonntag” in 15 of the largest cities showed that this has been the case since spring 65 physical attacks were recorded. Physical attacks were particularly frequent in Berlin (23 cases), Cologne (18 cases) and Bremen (10 cases).

The city administrations reported from Broken bones, bruises and sprains. In addition, there were hundreds of verbal attacks, and emergency services were spat at or deliberately coughed up. The cities represented in a total of more than 200 cases of criminal charges against aggressive citizens.




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