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.
- police wants to check roads to Usedom again
- Sylter Biike-Brennen can only be followed as a stream tonight
- 207 new corona infections in Schleswig-Holstein; nationwide 7,676
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign in the north works
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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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