State-wide incidence in Bavaria is 58.4
Monday, February 22nd, 7.54 a.m .: The number of corona infections is increasing again in Bavaria. The nationwide incidence value is currently 58.4, as the Robert Koch Institute calculated on Monday morning. It was last higher ten days ago. Since the high of 218 just before Christmas, the incidence value in Bavaria had fallen almost steadily, but for a week it has stagnated or increased slightly. However, the Free State is still slightly below the national average.
The incidence value quantifies the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within the past seven days, so it provides a picture of the corona situation over the period of one week.
The districts of Tirschenreuth (353.9) and Wunsiedel (309.7) as well as the city of Weiden (252.7) show extremely high values and also lead the statistic nationwide. A total of 13 rural districts and independent cities in Bavaria are above the 100 mark, including the city of Nuremberg again (101.5). This threshold value is important: if the incidence is more than 100, a night curfew will apply, schools and daycare centers will remain closed.
The ir Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) announced last week that he wanted to relax the Corona rules, for which he needs the approval of the Free State.
For many students there are classroom lessons again
Monday, February 22nd, 6:18 am: For many schoolchildren in Bavaria, this Monday, for the first time in two months, the motto is: pack a snack in your satchel and go to school. After weeks of distance learning, other years return to the school buildings. But many children and young people will have to study at home in the future too – often without a foreseeable end. Since the beginning of February, the Abitur classes of grammar schools, technical colleges (FOS) and vocational high schools (BOS) as well as certain final classes of vocational schools have received face-to-face lessons. This is followed by the final years of all other general education schools, such as secondary schools, middle schools and business schools. All primary school students and many special needs students are also allowed to see their teachers face to face again.
The other vintages will have to wait a little longer. In addition, the new regulation only applies where the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week is less than 100. Even where there are face-to-face classes, the entire class should rarely sit together in the classroom:
The minimum distance of 1.50 meters must be observed. Because most of the rooms do not provide this in terms of space, the classes are usually divided and lessons are alternated between days and weeks.
This should mean a change for those who stay at home, who are now often used to video lessons: Because the teachers teach half of the class on site, they cannot offer online lessons at the same time. So there is likely to be an increased use of worksheets in many places.
The children are looked after in fixed groups that are not mixed up.
CSU board advises on the current corona situation
The current corona situation in Bavaria and Germany once again occupied the CSU board of directors on Monday in its now routine video conference. After party leader Markus Söder again defended the baseline in the pandemic in his speech on political Ash Wednesday last week and, in the event of a positive development, also promised easing, the next conference of the federal and state governments on 3. March set up.
The n Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the Prime Ministers want to define the next steps and a concept for easing the situation when certain incidence levels are reached.
After the previous Prime Minister’s Conference, the Chancellor had already spoken of the fact that retailers, for example, can hope for a relaxation from a stable incidence value of less than 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a week. Merkel also defended this position during the video switch with Söder and the Bavarian district administrators and mayors on Friday.
Counties on the border with the Czech Republic demand perspective
The districts in the Bavarian-Czech border area are struggling with particularly high numbers of infections and are therefore calling for a better protection concept. Openings are being talked about throughout the country, the district administrators also wanted such a perspective for their regions, according to a joint key point paper of the eastern Bavarian districts on Sunday.
Part of the five-point plan is, among other things, that vaccine that is not used in other regions and would have to be stored could be given in the border areas. In addition, children in the affected districts should soon be able to go to school again. For this purpose, teachers and educators should be vaccinated as a priority. If the incidence is over 100, elementary school students and graduating classes in Bavaria must continue to attend distance classes from Monday.
In addition, the test capacities in the border regions would have to be expanded with the help of the federal government and the state, the paper said. Rapid tests should be available in all companies and employees should learn how to use them correctly.
The paper was signed by the district administrators from Hof, Wunsiedel, Tirschenreuth, Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Schwandorf, Cham, Regen and Freyung-Grafenau.
Tirschenreuth and Wunsiedel have the highest incidence rates in Germany and are above the value of 300 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week.
Police break up tuning meetings with more than 100 participants
The members of the scene had met with about 50 vehicles late on Saturday evening in the Nuremberg city area, as the police announced on Sunday. After checking those present, the police are now investigating around 50 participants for violations of the Infection Protection Act.
Hairdresser auctions first date after lockdown for 422 euros
Sunday, February 21, 2:42 p.m .: A hairdresser in Bayreuth auctioned the first appointment after the lockdown for 422 euros for a good cause. A 43-year-old craftsman and member of an aid organization that campaigns for children and to whom the money should also go, bought the date on March 1st on the eBay platform, said the hairdresser Andreas Nuissl on Sunday.
In addition to the 422 euros, customers and friends have so far collected 1,310 euros as donations. “I think there will be additional donations in the next three weeks, especially when we reopen on March 1st,” said Nuissl.
The ban was lifted on March 1 after a federal-state summit.
Primary school principals send “fire letters” to the minister of education
The primary schools will open again for many children from Monday – but the school administrators often despair of the “unrealistic” Corona requirements of the Ministry of Culture. Implementing the ever new hygiene plans in the shortest possible time and without notice is almost impossible, wrote the Bavarian school management association for elementary, middle and special schools in a “fire letter” to Minister of Education Michael Piazolo (Free Voters) at the weekend. “In week 14 of the lockdown, the limit of resilience and, above all, the feasibility of the school management is reached,” it says. School administrators were “once again sent to the front line in the sustained fire” https://news.google.com/__i/rss/rd/articles/. “
The available extinguishing water is running out.”
An “example of the impossibility of implementation” is the emergency care in alternating lessons at primary schools. Piazolo suggests hiring non-school staff at short notice. “Of course, don’t forget the note here that the measles protection and above all a police clearance certificate must be available before the deployment,” the letter says. But:
The application for the certificate of good conduct takes at least two weeks. State chairwoman Cäcilia Mischko said on Sunday that schools generally need more autonomy so that they can plan faster and better.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Culture said the letter would be “answered promptly”. Piazolo is in regular contact with representatives of the school management. “It is important to meet the challenges of the pandemic flexibly and pragmatically and to find the best possible solutions together.”