In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Saturday, March 27, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. You can read yesterday’s messages in Friday’s blog read up.
The essentials in brief:
- MV: Nocturnal Curfew planned in Ludwigslust-Parchim
- 20,472 new infections reported in Germany
- MV summit further advises on corona strategy
- Model project: Volkstheater Rostock plays in front of an audience
- More corona infections found in children and adolescents
- New infections in the north: 1,573 in Niedersachsen, 378 in Schleswig-Holstein
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign is going in the north
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
1,573 new corona cases reported in Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony’s state health office has registered 1,573 new corona infections. That is around 650 cases less than yesterday – but around 150 more than on Saturday a week ago. The seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the state rose to just under 114. In the meantime, 20 of 37 districts and 8 urban districts have a value above 100. If this continues, according to the current Corona Ordinance in the respective regions, easing would have to be withdrawn. The cities of Salzgitter (219.6) and Osnabrück (209.4) as well as the district of Cloppenburg (209.2) have the highest seven-day incidence.
MV: Curfew planned in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district
The Ludwigslust-Parchim district in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is expected to impose a night curfew from Monday. That said District Administrator Stefan Sternberg (SPD) NDR 1 Radio MV. Details are to be announced after the current MV summit. In the past few days, the number of corona infections in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district had risen significantly. At 166.7, this currently has the highest 7-day incidence value per 100,000 inhabitants in MV. Sternberg said the reason for this was the district’s test strategy: “If you test a lot, you will find a lot,” said Sternberg.
Many doctors let the vaccination appointment in Hanover pass unused
On Saturday a week ago, 600 doctors and practice staff from the city and region of Hanover were supposed to be vaccinated against corona in the vaccination center on the exhibition grounds in Hanover. However, only 200 of them appeared at the time, as reported by the “Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung” (HAZ). The fact that two thirds are not vaccinated is a “worrying number and a frightening signal,” said the region’s finance director, Cordula Drautz, of the HAZ. It is normal that ten percent of those registered do not come to the vaccination appointment. The Lower Saxony Medical Association suspects that reservations about the AstraZeneca vaccine are the reason for the behavior.
Nationwide tutoring program planned
Education Minister Anja Karliczek (CDU) wants to launch a nationwide tutoring program due to the school dropouts due to Corona. At the end of this school year there should therefore be surveys of learning levels in core subjects such as German and math in all federal states, Karliczek told the newspapers of the Funke media group. 20 to 25 percent of the students would presumably have significant learning deficits – “perhaps even dramatic ones,” said the CDU politician. “If we set up a tutoring program for the core subjects, we need about a billion euros.” The target group of the program are primarily schoolchildren who are about to switch – either to a secondary school or to an apprenticeship.
Lower Saxony: Different views on corona tests for schoolchildren
Corona self-tests for schoolchildren in Lower Saxony lead to further discussions. Instead of voluntary tests, the Greens and the FDP are calling for mandatory testing. Teachers, on the other hand, criticize too much effort and an increased risk of infection when the students test themselves in the classroom. The teachers’ union GEW demands that all students test themselves at home after the holidays before they come to school.
“Easter lockdown”: Commentary on Merkel’s admission of mistake
It was a special moment when Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) publicly admitted a mistake on Wednesday and asked for forgiveness. She took back the planned Easter rest – and took responsibility for the unsuccessful settlement. That was a moment that other politicians should also take a closer look at, says Daniel Kaiser in his comment.
More than 20,000 new infections reported in Germany
According to the Robert Koch Institute, 20,472 new corona infections were officially registered in Germany within one day. That is around 1,100 fewer than the day before, but a good 4,400 more than on Saturday a week ago. The nationwide seven-day incidence per 100,000 population continued to rise – to 124.9. The RKI reported 157 other deaths related to Covid 19 disease. On Saturday a week ago, the number of reported deaths was higher – at 207.
MV summit continues to advise today on Corona strategy
The state government in Schwerin discussed the next steps in the Corona crisis with representatives from municipalities, social associations, business and trade unions at the MV summit yesterday evening. The talks were interrupted in the late evening and are due to resume this afternoon. The number of corona infections in the northeast has risen sharply in the past few days, on Friday, according to the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (Lagus), the nationwide 7-day incidence value of 100 was exceeded. According to the federal-state resolution, stricter measures are to be implemented if this value is exceeded three days in a row, which now threatens at the weekend. On the other hand, the economy is pushing for easing steps or at least a perspective as to when more is possible again. The focus is particularly on gastronomy and the hotel industry, which are important branches of the economy in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
Model project: Volkstheater Rostock plays in front of an audience
After a month-long break, the actors played again in front of an audience at the Rostock Volkstheater on Friday evening. As part of a model project during the Corona crisis, they showed the play “Youth without God”. Over 100 spectators saw the production by director Daniel Pfluger based on the novel by Ödön von Horváth. This was made possible by a pilot project by the city of Rostock, in which individual events are carried out on a test basis. People who live in regions with a corona incidence below 50 could register on the waiting list for the performance. Entry into the Volkstheater was only possible with a negative rapid test. In addition, the audience in the hall sat at great distances from each other and had to wear protective medical masks throughout the evening. As part of the model project, the Volkstheater will show the dance theater “Life Letters 2” with stories from migrant women in front of spectators this Saturday. It is still unclear whether further such performances can follow soon, said director Ralph Reichel on Friday evening.
Infects children and adolescents much more frequently
The seven-day incidence for children and adolescents aged 14 and under in the north has doubled in the past four weeks. However, experts do not see schools as a source of infection. Children would be infected especially in private.
378 new cases reported in Schleswig-Holstein
In Schleswig-Holstein the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants rose again. It is now 65.5, according to data from the Ministry of Health in Kiel. 378 new corona infections were registered. A week ago there were 276. The number of deaths rose by three – to 1,426. 188 corona patients were treated in the hospital, 46 of them in intensive care, 26 were ventilated.
The Corona ticker starts on Saturday
The NDR.de team wishes you a good morning! Today, Saturday, March 27th, we will keep you up to date on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in northern Germany. In the live ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television programs.
The confirmed new corona infections in the north of Friday: 2,213 in Lower Saxony, 543 in Hamburg, 365 in Schleswig-Holstein, 345 in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and 174 in the state of Bremen.
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