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Reproduction number decreases in Germany to 0.75

The Coronavirus pandemic, keeps the world in breath, More than three million people are infected worldwide with the novel Virus – 157.497 of them in Germany. All messages to the Corona-crisis and the fight against the spread of the Virus, you can find in the News Ticker of FOCUS Online.

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The latest situation report: RKI reduces the estimate of the reproduction number to 0.75

Top news (19.18 PM): The Robert Koch Institute, lowers the estimate for the reproduction number from 0.9 to 0.75. The beginning of the week RKI-Chef Wieler had stated, the reproduction number was again increased from 0.9 to 1, and the associated appeals to the citizens to adhere to the Corona-rules. Why the number has dropped within two days from 1 to 0.75, explains the RKI in the latest report on the situation in more detail.

The range for the RKI is currently 0.64 to 0.87. The reproduction number indicates how many people with Covid-19 Infected person infects. The value is below 1, so an Infected person infects less than one other people. Thus, the number of new infections is declining. The reproduction number is considered to be one of the important indicator for the assessment of the current coronavirus situation in the country.

The UK counts new: number of corona virus-related deaths jumps to more than 26,000

Top news (18.16 PM): In the UK there are significantly more Corona-Dead as previously thought. The government changed its data and is now 26.097 deaths instead of published yesterday 21.678 – an increase of more than 4400. According to British media reports, were now counted among the Dead from nursing homes to add.

Health Minister Matt Hancock said in a Statement that they wanted to create as much transparency as possible. To do this, Hancock showed a graph stating that the UK has possibly the highest Corona-mortality rate in Europe. Most of the deaths has not, the Kingdom also, according to the new calculation. The there are Europe-wide, even in Italy, with more than 27,000.

Here you will find the currently reported Figures by the health ministries of the countries.

  • Baden-Württemberg: 31.406 (1307 Deaths)
  • Bavaria: 41.804 (1708 Deaths)
  • Berlin: 5738 (137 Deaths)
  • Brandenburg: 2815 (136 Deaths)
  • Bremen: 796 (29 Deaths)
  • Hamburg: 4682 (147 Deaths)
  • Hesse: 8057 (336 Deaths)
  • Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 687 (17 Deaths)
  • Lower Saxony: 10.015 (408 Deaths)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 32.160 (1171 Deaths)
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 5956 (159 Deaths)
  • Saarland: 2526 (130 Deaths)
  • Saxony: 4586 (151 Deaths)
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 1526 (39 Deaths)
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 2653 (101Todesfälle)
  • Thuringia: 2145 (78 Deaths)

Total: State 28.04., 19.28 PM, 157.497 (6054 Deaths)

The Day Before: The State 27.04., 19.05, 156.232 (5842 Deaths)

Source to be Infected – and death-figures: country health and social ministries.

The number of Healed, according to the Robert Koch-Institute in Germany for approximately 117.400

Currently, the RKI reported reproduction number: of 0.9 (as of 28.04.)

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Spahn for stronger regional approach to Coronavirus-measures

16.38 PM: Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn, has spoken out in favour of the remainder of the procedure in the Corona-crisis, greater attention to regional developments, to put. To recognize regional differences in infection were done for the further work, the CDU politician on Wednesday in Berlin.

He pointed out that there are circles, for example, in countries and country part high and part of significantly lower infection numbers measured at 100.000 inhabitants, give. If there was in the country less than five new infections circles, within seven days, could be health authorities contacts of Infected track better there than at higher Infection levels.

Therefore, it is important to take for the future regional developments, said Spahn. It is important to be able to together with the länder and municipalities also differentiated respond to infection chains to break.

First test result at the Corona with Ebola-drug Remdesivir

16.06 PM: The originally against Ebola developed drug Remdesivir are currently testing various clinics around the world at Covid-19-patients. Including German hospitals, including the Munich Klinikum rechts der Isar. The first results from the United States, according to the Tests show success, as it is now “CNBC” reported. According to the US-American manufacturer of the drug, the health condition would have at least 50 percent of Remdesivir-treated, Corona-patients after five days of treatment improves. More than half of the patients would have been able to leave after less than two weeks in the hospital, the report says.

Final statements on the effectiveness of Remdesivir not be able to meet conventional medical practitioners, but so far; however, the medium is considered to be especially promising in the fight against Covid-19. In mid-April were initially circulating to the contrary messages that the drug would not have shown in a Chinese study, the desired effect. The investigation had been canceled. Getty images , The active ingredient Remdesivir could be used as the first drug against Covid-19 will be admitted.

Clemens Wendtner from Munich, clinic Schwabing, has objected to this representation in the meantime. The drug brought at Munich patients often are the first successes, the study in China was stopped, however, whether a low level of participation in advance. Meaningful conclusions – Positive or Negative – do not be draw from this, therefore.

The Remdesivir-manufacturer Gilead Sciences is expecting the end of may, with robust study results.

The German crossed the border without permission – Polish soldiers fire warning shots

15.46 PM: Polish soldiers on the closed border to the Czech Republic two warning shots fired after a German without a permit on Polish territory penetrated was. The man was unhurt, said a spokesman for the Polish competent unit of the army on Wednesday the German press Agency in Warsaw. The incident occurred on Tuesday at a border crossing in the locality Pilszcz in the Silesian province of the Czech city of Opava (Troppau) Silesia, a few kilometers to the North.

Poland has its limits as a protection against a spread of the Coronavirus since the 13th century. March for foreigners. According to the army spokesman, the German was driving a car at the border post pre -. When the soldiers informed him that he could not enter the territory of Poland, pulled out the man out of the car and ran on foot to the Polish side. "He did not stay on the call are." Therefore, the soldiers had fired finally, two warning shots and the man overwhelmed. dpa/Bernd Wüstneck border posts, and at the former border crossing between Germany and Poland (the Icon)

The German, who has his permanent residence in the Czech Republic, was handed over to the Polish border guard. "He couldn’t explain what he’s in Poland wollte", a spokeswoman said. The man got because of illegal border crossing, a fine of the equivalent of 110 euros and had been to the Czech Republic brought.

Only a few days ago, Polish soldiers had stopped at the same border section, three Czechs, after they were advised to ride a horse unintentionally on Polish territory. "The riders got a lecture from the border guard, and returned zurück&quot to the Czech Republic;, the army spokesman said. In contrast to the Germans, they would have acted without intention.

61 employees of a company infected in upper Bavaria with Coronavirus

15.25: In the logistics centre of a fashion retailer, is in the upper Bavarian Poing in the district of Ebersberg have 61 employees with the Coronavirus infected. A total of approximately 900 people in three shifts of employees, said a spokeswoman for the district administrator’s office Ebersberg on Wednesday. Customer it is not in the center. There, among other things, be processed Online orders. Several media had first reported about the infections. Thus, approximately 660 Employees were tested, about 300 Tests are still to come. Five of the Infected are from the district of Ebersberg.

All of the 61 tested positive, employees are no symptoms, said a company spokesman. How it came to infections, is not clear. “Already weeks before the government’s recommendation, we introduced a mask of duty and as a precautionary measure started to measure daily the temperature of the employees,” the spokesman said. “To our knowledge, it is in view of the described precautions and precautionary measures is highly unlikely that the employees have is in the operation.” For employees, it give hygiene training.

Lufthansa introduces mask duty – medium seat occupied

14.48 PM: Lufthansa committed to all passengers on its flights a mouth-nose protection to wear. In addition, it is recommended to wear the covering during the entire trip, as the company announced on Wednesday. The mask duty on Board is scheduled for Monday (4. May) until 31. August of this year in all the Airlines of the group.

The Lufthansa Group is related to the regulations of many European countries where the Wearing of a mouth-nose-covering in Public is now a duty, it said.

dpa 4. May: in the case of the Lufthansa mask obligation on the plane.

With the new scheme, the usual Free-no middle seats in three rows. By Wearing the masks of sufficient health to insist protection, reasoned Lufthansa this step.

Coronavirus epidemic: the First countries to submit a Three-stage Plan for Opening of the gastronomy

13.42 PM: a Three-step Plan want to the States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Württemberg and lower Saxony-step way, the corona-related restrictions for the tourism, the gastronomy and the hotel industry to take back. Initiated the Opening up to tourist Outdoor activities such as Zoos, amusement parks and climbing areas, such as the economic and tourism Ministers of the three countries said on Wednesday.

In the second Phase of Restaurants and restricted-use apartments and Hotels are expected to follow. Later on, the overnight tourism should be without restrictions again possible. This concept want to bring the countries in the conference of Ministers of Economics. "To begin the date the individual phases, are bestimmen&quot the countries, in coordination with the Federal government, in personal responsibility;, it is stated in a joint message.

In the case of all measures was observed, "the protection of the health of citizens a priority hat". Therefore, the concept provides for the strict spacing rules, hygienic requirements, and registration obligations. A prerequisite is that the epidemiological situation has stabilized more. Uwe Anspach/dpa

Anti-masks-poster of a butcher’s shop in Nuremberg provides for vortex

13.13 PM: A Nuremberg butcher’s shop with a notice of charges against the Mask requirement for attention at Facebook taken care of – and then a visit from the police. "The have reminded us of the 5000 Euro fine and a criminal complaint gedroht", owner Frank Kraft said on Wednesday. The output on the door, he got suspended because of that. His staff would now carry the specified face protection.

The butcher shop supplies large customers, telephone orders can also pick up private clients there meat. For this force had hung a piece of paper with the following note: "Respect us no idea of Mr Söders punch and Judy show. You should want to see us with masks in the carnival again." Those who belong to a risk group, not more should buy him on Monday. Screenshot Of Facebook

A photo of the poster made in response to this in the case of Facebook the round. Since then, the phone is no longer standing with him still, said power. Around 500 E-Mails he had received so far. "That the is so through the roof, surprised me very much." To attract attention, was not been his goal, says power. "I don’t believe in the mask history. This is my personal Conviction." The Corona-crisis, but I take very seriously, he says. In the companies all complied with the necessary distance to each other.

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