Bavaria’s incidence value is now 110.7
Monday, March 22nd, 7.33 a.m .: Before the decisive consultations about extending the lockdown, the number of corona infections in Bavaria continues to rise sharply. The Robert Koch Institute reported on Monday morning of 1,408 new cases in the Free State within 24 hours. For comparison: on Monday a week ago it was 1065. At the same time, the nationwide seven-day incidence is rising: a week ago it was 88.4, but Bavaria has now reached an incidence value of 110.7 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within the past seven days.
On this Monday afternoon, the prime ministers of the federal states will discuss the next steps with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU). A proposed resolution provides for the currently valid restrictions, which would expire at the end of the week, to be extended to April 18. The Bavarian cabinet could then adopt the federal-state decision for Bavaria on Tuesday and submit it to the state parliament for debate.
Any easing is not expected given the rapid spread of the coronavirus. After the last federal-state consultation, Bavaria has not yet implemented the last of several opening steps agreed there, which would have taken effect in two weeks, in state law; and last week the state government suspended the penultimate opening step, which would have been possible from today.
The lockdown, as it had applied everywhere until the beginning of March, is returning across the board in Bavaria anyway. Because in counties and urban districts that have an incidence value of more than 100 for at least three days, these stricter rules such as night curfews or the closure of shops apply again. On Monday, the RKI reported an incidence of more than 100 for 56 of the 96 districts and independent cities in the Free State – a week ago it was 37. Ten of these municipalities are even above the 200 mark.
Police dissolve the crowd at Spitzingsee
Monday, March 22nd, 7:28 am: Because of violations of the Corona rules, the police at Spitzingsee in the Miesbach district disbanded a gathering of around 100 people. The large group stood around a sales booth, the police said. The people were apparently drunk. In addition, they kept no distance and did not wear mouth and nose protection. Several witnesses reported the group on Sunday afternoon.
When people noticed the officers, most of them ran away. The mood was heated. Many people were also not very cooperative and only hesitantly followed the instructions. The police took one man into custody for a short time because he did not want to reveal his personal details. The police finally checked 35 people on Sunday. You must now expect a fine for violating the Infection Protection Act.
Minister of Education: Not normal in schools
Monday, March 22nd, 6.09 a.m .: Minister of Education Michael Piazolo (Free Voters) does not expect a return to normality anytime soon with a view to the Bavarian schools in the corona pandemic. “Like basically for a year we have a mix of face-to-face, alternating and distance lessons,” said Piazolo Augsburger Allgemeine. “I assume that this trend will continue in the current situation.”
Due to the increasing number of corona infections in the Free State, distance teaching has been ordered for 40 districts and urban districts from this Monday. This affects well over half a million students. In numerous other rural districts and urban districts, however, there may be face-to-face and alternating instruction.
A third of the Bavarian police officers are vaccinated against Corona
Sunday, March 21, 4:51 p.m .: More than a third of the police in Bavaria received the first vaccination against the corona virus. “Our goal remains to offer a vaccination to all police officers in Bavaria as quickly as possible,” said Bavaria’s Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann (CSU). After the all-clear from the European Medicines Agency, the Bavarian police continued the vaccination with Astra Zeneca, according to the ministry. “The appointments are all kept,” emphasized Herrmann. Almost 500 employees were vaccinated at the weekend alone, 250 last Friday.
Police break up parties and are verbally and physically attacked
Sunday, March 21, 1:25 p.m .: During the breakup of two illegal parties, the police were attacked verbally and sometimes physically. In Stammham (Altötting district) an intoxicated party guest injured a police officer’s hand. The man had previously insulted the officers and did not want to give his personal details, the police said on Sunday. Six people were found at the party on Sunday night after callers reported a celebration with 20 to 30 people.
In Metten, Lower Bavaria (Deggendorf district), young adults were threatened with beatings by the police when they broke up a party in a forest hut. The mood was quite aggressive, said a police spokesman on Sunday. An 18-year-old showed the officers the middle finger. With the help of further strips, the personal details of the nine 18 to 21-year-olds were determined on Sunday morning. She is all expecting a report because of the violation of the Infection Protection Act.
Nationwide incidence value rises to 107.7
Sunday, March 21st, 10:42 am: More than half of all districts and independent cities in Bavaria are now considered hotspots. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported an incidence value of more than 100 for 50 of them on Sunday. If this continues, which is to be expected in view of the increasing numbers of infections across Bavaria, they will soon have to return to the lockdown, as it did by the beginning of March had applied throughout Bavaria. That means: the shops and museums there have to close again, and there is a curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. at night.
According to the RKI, the incidence value across Bavaria is now 107.7, on Saturday it was 103.6. The number of hotspots was 45. There are a total of 96 districts and cities in Bavaria. Eight of them currently have an incidence of less than 50 new infections within the past seven days, converted to 100,000 inhabitants. The value also rises sharply in Munich – to 83.9.