Updated December 26, 2020, 12:04 p.m.
- 11:35 am: Laschet: Very special day for NRW
- 11:27 am: Spahn sees Germany well prepared for the corona vaccination campaign
- 10:39 am: Corona variant from England first discovered in Japan
- 08:44 am: Corona vaccine is distributed to the federal states
- 06:20 am: RKI reports 14,455 new corona infections within 24 hours
- 01:01 am: Corona: Association of cities slows expectations of vaccination start – FDP boss Lindner criticizes organization
Top news: Spahn sees Germany well prepared for the corona vaccination campaign
According to Health Minister Jens Spahn, Germany is well prepared for the largest vaccination campaign in the country’s history. “The vaccination centers are ready to go, the vaccination teams are up”said the CDU politician in Berlin on Saturday.
At the same time, he made it clear that the coronavirus has not yet been defeated with the start of the vaccination campaign. “We will need a lot of patience to leave this pandemic behind.”
Nonetheless, Spahn believes: “This vaccine is the decisive key to defeating this pandemic. He is the key for making our Get life back.”
The corona vaccinations should be in Germany start on Sunday. The first cans were delivered to the federal states on Saturday. There they are distributed to vaccination centers and mobile teams. First, people over 80 as well as nurses and hospital staff at particular risk are to be immunized.
Spahn Citizens agreed that given the size of the campaign, things might not go right away. “It will jerk at one point or another, that’s completely normal.” The Minister of Health reiterated the goal middle of the year “to go out with the vaccination and to make a vaccination offer to anyone who wants to.”
The other corona reports of the day at a glance:
Laschet: Very special day for NRW
11:35 am: North Rhine-Westphalia’s Prime Minister Armin Laschet (CDU) spoke of a very special day for the country after the first delivery of the corona vaccine had arrived. The vaccine offer the Perspective for a return to normal lifesaid Laschet on Saturday in Düsseldorf. He also expressed confidence that “when we stand here next Christmas, the pandemic could be over”. The Prime Minister added: “And that is a liberating feeling after all these months.”
Corona variant from England first discovered in Japan
10:39 am: The variant of the coronavirus that appeared in England is now also in for the first time Japan proven been. She was at five people found between the December 18th and 21st from the UK entered as Health Minister Norihisa Tamura announced on Friday evening (local time).
Those affected were sent to a 14-day quarantine. One of them has symptoms of exhaustion, the other four are symptom-free. The five had entered before Japan entry restrictions because of the virus mutation discovered in Great Britain imposed. This is possibly much more contagious than the previously known form.
Japan also reported one Record of 3,823 new corona infections in one day. With a total of around 215,000 infections and 3,200 deaths in connection with the virus, the country with its approximately 127 million inhabitants is in an international comparison nevertheless relatively good gives.
Vaccine arrives in Vienna under police protection
10:07 am: In Austria the first vaccination doses are on Saturday night Biontech / Pfizer fabric arrived against the coronavirus. The delivery came from Belgium via Germany, as the authorities announced. The approximately 10,000 Lecturers were brought from the border crossing in Suben in Upper Austria to a camp in Vienna under police escort. The Vaccination campaign should take place on Sunday begin, initially with over 80-year-old residents of old people’s and nursing homes.
Am Saturday also entered tightened lockdown with exit restrictions in effect around the clock. Shops with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies and drug stores will remain until Closed on January 17th. However, the shops can hand over ordered goods to collectors. Hairdressers and many other service providers are closed, as are cultural and leisure facilities.
Corona vaccine is distributed to the federal states
08:44 am: One day before the start of the corona vaccinations in Germany, the first doses of vaccine arrived in individual federal states. Interior ministers took part in Bavaria Joachim Herrmann and Health Minister Melanie Huml (both CSU) received the delivery on Saturday morning in Erlangen.
It is about the half the first intended for the Free State 9,750 vaccination dosessaid Huml. The remaining cans should arrive in Munich. The vaccine is distributed regionally from Munich and Erlangen, everyone 99 vaccination centers in Bavaria should be supplied with it. On Sunday, the first mobile vaccination teams are to be deployed to vaccinate primarily in old people’s and nursing homes and in hospitals.
In Thuringia, a logistics company delivered the vaccine on Saturday morning by Refrigerated transport and accompanied by the police for storage at a location that should not be specified in detail at first. In other federal states, too, preparations for distributing the vaccine were in full swing.
The federal government leaves several this Saturday ten thousand cans of the company Biontech at total 27 locations deliver. From there they will be distributed to vaccination centers and mobile teams, which will then administer the first vaccinations on Sunday. First, people over 80 as well as nurses and hospital staff at particular risk are to be immunized.
First case of English variant of coronavirus in France
08:40 am: A first case of the variant of the coronavirus that occurred in Great Britain has been detected in France. A Frenchmanwho is in Great Britain live, got infected, reported the AFP news agency on Saturday night, citing the Ministry of Health. The man was from a week ago London from into westfranzösische Tours traveled. He has no symptoms and is isolated.
A mutated variant of the corona virus recently appeared in Great Britain. It is possibly significantly more contagious than the previously known form.
RKI reports 14,455 new corona infections within 24 hours
06:20 am: The Germans Health authorities reported a total of 14,455 new corona infections within one day. Also were 240 more deaths recorded, as the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Saturday morning. However, these numbers are only conditionally comparable with the values of the previous week.
The RKI expected a lower number of tests and fewer reports from the health authorities during the holidays. At the last saturday were
31,300 new infections sent within one day. The previous high was reached on Friday a week ago with 33,777 infections, but there were 3,500 late registrations contain. Both Deaths was the Peak of 952 last Wednesday (December 16).
The number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants (seven-day incidence) reported to the health authorities within seven days was 170.7 on Saturday. A high of 197.6 was reached on Tuesday.
BKA: Fraudsters quickly adjusted to the corona crisis
4:52 am: Many criminals changed saddles during the corona crisis and quickly adapted to the new conditions. “At Home burglaries and Pickpockets we have especially in the first half of the year, i.e. at the time of the “lockdown” clear declines seen “, said the Vice-President of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Martina Link, in a balance sheet. Since people spent a lot of time at home due to the contact restrictions to contain the pandemic, there were fewer opportunities for unobserved break-ins and pickpockets.
Those who weren’t as brazen as the burglars who recently climbed into the upper floor through an open window while the residents were entertaining guests on the lower floor often looked for each other new illegal sources of income. For example, the BKA found that organized groups tried to sell overpriced protective equipment. “In fact, fraudsters reacted quickly to the corona situation,” says the Vice President.
For example, the police came across “Fake-Shops” im Internetwhere medical devices, supposed “coronavirus home tests” or respirators were offered. The buyers paid, the ordered goods never arrived.
Sender of so-called Phishing-Mails pretended to be Employment agency employees out. Internal data from companies or private individuals were tapped via fake websites to apply for Corona emergency aid. The North Rhine-Westphalian police alone received more than 1,000 criminal charges.
With a reporting service of the federal and state governments for cases of Cybercrime in a broader sense, related to the pandemic according to the BKA until the end of July 471 cases registered.
Corona: City Association slows expectations of vaccination start – Lindner criticism of organization
01:01 am: One day before the start of the corona vaccinations in Germany, the German Association of Cities is dampening expectations of their immediate effects. “A start has been made, but that The ghost with the dangerous coronavirus is not over yet“, said City Council President Burkhard Jung (SPD) the newspapers of the Funke media group (Saturday). The infection situation is currently still worrying and the Time for mass vaccinations has not yet come. “There is initially far too little vaccine for this,” said Jung, who is also mayor of Leipzig.
Basically looks before the impstart FDP Chief Christian Lindner still Need for improvement. “We are not sufficiently prepared for the vaccination,” he told the German press agency in Berlin. The FDP would have liked a clear legal basis for this, because such important questions of life and death should be resolved on a broad basis. “In the Question of logistics we should go beyond the vaccination centers as soon as possible use the medical practiceso that we can move forward quickly with the vaccination. “
The biggest vaccination campaign to date in Germany will start next Sunday, which is expected to result in Immunize tens of millions of people let be. The vaccine arrives in the individual federal states on Saturday one day before the start. The federal government has tens of thousands of Biontech cans delivered to a total of 27 locations. From there they will be distributed to the approximately 440 vaccination centers. First, people over 80 as well as nurses and hospital staff who are particularly at risk are to be vaccinated.
To end of March should have enough vaccine doses for about 5.5 to 6 million people be available. Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is assuming that by the summer all citizens in Germany will be able to make a “vaccination offer” – provided that further preparations are approved.
All Corona reports from December 25th for reading can be found here.
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