In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Sunday, February 21, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. The re’s yesterday’s news and events on Saturday’s blog.
- Few violations of the Flensburg curfew
- police wants to check roads to Usedom again
- Sylter Biike-Brennen can only be followed as a stream tonight
- New infections in the north: 937 in Lower Saxony, 207 in Schleswig-Holstein, 113 in Hamburg; nationwide 7,676
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign in the north works
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
113 new infections in Hamburg
In Hamburg there have been 113 new laboratory-confirmed corona infections since yesterday – five fewer than last Sunday. According to figures from the health authority, the seven-day incidence fell from 69.5 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants yesterday to 69.2. The number of deaths rose by seven to a total of 1,223. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 50,305 people in the Hanseatic city have been infected with Sars-CoV-2.
Few violations of the Flensburg curfew
The Flensburg police drew a positive conclusion after the first night of curfew. After it came into force at 9 p.m., a total of 75 vehicles, two cyclists and four pedestrians were checked, the press office said. The se included 15 cars from Denmark. Most of the controlled had a valid reason under the exemptions. However, a car driver and his passenger did not fall under the exemption and had shown themselves unreasonable. Four people had been drinking beer in a playground and were sent home by the officers. You are threatened with a fine like a man who wanted to buy beer at a gas station that evening. Most citizens, however, took the rules of conduct seriously and complied with them, it said. Flensburg is the first city in Schleswig-Holstein to have a night curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. – initially for one week.
Increasing incidence also in Lower Saxony
The Lower Saxony health authorities registered 937 new corona cases within 24 hours. A week ago today it was 559. As the state government announced online, the incidence rose to 68.9 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants (previous day 64.0). Eight other people died in connection with a corona infection, a total of 4,094 nationwide since the outbreak of the pandemic. The regions most affected are the Wesermarsch district (incidence 141.1), the city of Osnabrück (133.1) and the Hanover region (125.5).
Husum slaughterhouse: quarantine for 169 employees ended
Almost two weeks after the corona outbreak became known in a Husum slaughterhouse, the district of North Friesland gave the slight all-clear. The quarantine for 169 employees was lifted on Friday, the district announced. On Monday, the entire workforce including external employees will be tested again. If possible, operations should be resumed on Thursday with a revised hygiene concept. In two series tests, a total of 113 employees and 23 contact persons tested positive. Another 178 tests were negative. The results did not provide any evidence of virus variants, it said. “ The high number of negative results from the second series of tests is reassuring,” said District Administrator Florian Lorenzen. However, he appealed to the company to consistently implement the hygiene regulations in the future.
Lower Saxony: half of the funds for protection in schools called up
Of the 20 million euros made available by Lower Saxony’s Ministry of Culture for Corona protective equipment in schools, half have now been called up. As the Ministry announced in Hanover, applications with a total volume of 10.2 million euros have so far been received. This includes plexiglass protective walls, masks for students and teachers and, in exceptional cases, air filter systems. The education and science union (GEW) recently called for a tenfold increase in the corresponding funds. In addition to reducing the workload, numerous schools need FFP2 masks, air purification devices and technical equipment, according to state chairwoman Laura Pooth. In many places, the schools have made advance payments, which the country must now quickly compensate, said Pooth.
RKI: More new infections and deaths than a week ago
The health authorities in Germany reported 7,676 new corona infections to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) within one day. In addition, 145 new deaths among infected people were registered, according to figures from the RKI. A week ago today, there were 6,114 new infections and 218 new deaths. On Sundays, the number of cases reported by the RKI is usually lower, among other things because fewer tests are carried out on the weekend. The seven-day incidence nationwide is 60.2 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants – and thus higher than the previous day (57.8). The RKI gave the nationwide seven-day R-value as of Saturday afternoon as 1.07 (previous day 1.01). That is the highest value in several weeks. This means that 100 infected people theoretically infect 107 more people.
The lockdown is a burden for all of us, but one finding is at least a gain: video conferences and video meetings with friends are more practical and pleasant than expected. Lars Haider, editor-in-chief of the “Hamburger Abendblatt”, comments.
Sylter Biike-Brennen is streamed live today
Many communities on the North Frisian coast celebrate February 21 with biike fires. Usually everyone in town then comes together at the fires. But it won’t do anything this year. Many Biike fires have been completely canceled, there is a fire on Sylt tonight without a viewer, which is to be broadcast as a live stream.
No tourists: Big worries at the ferry terminal
Due to the Corona crisis, the Weser ferry Brake-Sandstedt is currently transporting 50 percent fewer cars than usual – and revenues are also falling. The problem is also felt by other car ferry operators.
Usedom: Police announce new controls
Officials of the Neubrandenburg police headquarters want to check compliance with the corona rules on the island of Usedom (Vorpommern-Greifswald district) and in the lagoon region again. Yesterday, the officials said they had checked around 250 vehicles in the area of the island by early evening. The main focus of the police controls were the island itself and the access roads B 110 (Zecheriner Bücke) and B 111 in the area of the city of Wolgast. About 50 vehicles were returned. Fines were imposed on seven people for staying in the county for no good reason. The incidence of the district has been above a value of 150 for days. The district is a high-risk area, foreigners are not allowed to enter. Last weekend, thousands of people were in the tourist centers of the island, some without a mask and with little distance.
207 new corona infections in Schleswig-Holstein
The authorities in Schleswig-Holstein recorded 207 new corona infections within 24 hours, 69 fewer than the day before and 18 more than a week ago. The seven-day incidence is currently 51.0. 40,995 people have demonstrably been infected with the virus since the outbreak of the pandemic in Schleswig-Holstein.
NDR.de ticker starts on Sunday
Also on Sunday, February 21st, the NDR.de team will keep you up to date on the effects of the corona pandemic in northern Germany. In the live ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television broadcasts.
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