11:13 am | Dresden Chamber of Crafts advertises online for trainees
The Dresden Chamber of Crafts invites you to the “Future Crafts Day”. In the online series of events, schoolchildren can get an overview of the professional landscape in the skilled trades and use the opportunity to talk to experts from practice. The “Future Crafts Day” takes place from 1pm to 6pm. The online apprenticeship exchange of the Dresden Chamber of Crafts currently lists over 800 apprenticeship and around 530 internship offers from craft companies in the districts of Meißen, Bautzen, Görlitz, Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains and Dresden.
11:01 am | Köpping: Many people can no longer stand corona measures
Saxony’s Minister of Health, Petra Köpping, sees the nerves of the population in the corona pandemic as being overstretched. In reactions to the latest federal and state resolutions, many had expressed the opinion that they could no longer endure the measures, said Köpping in the state parliament. On the other hand, there is also approval. The SPD politician admitted that many questions in connection with the lockdown and the measures at Easter were still open. For example, it is important to clarify how to deal with companies on rest days.
10:51 am | OVG: Baby stores are allowed to open despite Corona restrictions
The Saxon Higher Administrative Court (OVG) allows baby stores to be opened. The corresponding passage about the closure of the markets in the Corona Protection Ordinance has been temporarily suspended, the court said. The judges followed the request of the owner of a baby store. The responsible senate of the court warns of an equal treatment requirement and points out that shops for daily needs and basic services may open.
With the removal of the baby specialty stores from the shops authorized to open them, the legislature disregarded the standards it had set itself. The regulatory concept for the restricted opening of shops is based on the idea that the flow of customers for products requested by every citizen should be equalized by allowing the corresponding specialist shops (grocery stores, beverage suppliers, drugstores) to open in addition to full-range retailers. Measured against these principles, the opening of baby specialty stores is imperative, as they serve to satisfy a specific, unavoidable need, comparable to medical supply stores, for example.
According to the OVG, the decision in the proceedings for interim legal protection is incontestable.
10:28 am | Limbach-Oberfrohna starts vaccinations for seniors in the town hall
In Limbach-Oberfrohna it is possible to vaccinate from today in the town hall. This is to bridge the time until general practitioners can carry out the immunizations. People from priority groups 1 and 2 will be vaccinated first. The city administration will make appointments.
Mayor Jesko Vogel said: “I am pleased that we have a mobile vaccination team here in the town hall, with which we can vaccinate the remaining over 80 year olds who would like a vaccination as a first step.” You are invited by the city. It was said that up to 180 vaccinations per day are possible.
10:01 am | DGB Saxony wants continued wages for “Easter rest days”
The DGB Saxony has demanded continued wages for the two days off in connection with the “Easter rest” decided by the cabinet. This would have to be ensured for all employees, including cross-border commuters from neighboring countries, said chairman Markus Schlimbach. It must also be clarified how employees in systemically important industries who work over Easter are additionally paid.
Schlimbach also sees the federal and state governments as having an obligation to ensure sufficient test capacities. But companies also have to take responsibility and bear the costs of the tests.
09:18 am | Corona rapid tests possible from today at Leipziger Sportverein
Today the SC DHfK Leipzig opens a corona test center at the Sportforum, the headquarters of the club. The free quick tests are possible Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The helpers trained by the DRK can test up to 50 people per hour at the ten test sites. Pre-registration is not necessary.
For personal protection and to protect the environment, the people of Leipzig are requested to have themselves tested with a quick test once a week. In the event of a positive result, a PCR test must be carried out in the laboratory.
09:08 am | 600 schoolchildren and six teachers refuse self-tests in Upper Lusatia
Schoolchildren in Upper Lusatia are only allowed to enter the schools if they can present a current negative Corona test. That was decided by the Saxon Higher Administrative Court. It rejected several urgent requests against the entry ban. The judges said the measure was proportionate because there was no other way to prevent infection in schools that would be as effective. The basic right to physical integrity is also not violated. The compulsory test applies to all students from the 5th grade and for teachers.
As the State Office for Schools and Education in Bautzen announced, more than 600 students and six teachers have so far refused such a self-test.
08:56 am | No restrictions on rail traffic over Easter with Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe
The Verkehrsverbund Oberelbe (VVO) is not planning any restrictions on rail traffic over the Easter holidays. A spokesman told MDR SACHSEN that the seasonal excursion traffic will also start as announced. Merely cross-border to the Czech Republic and Poland, nothing is currently going. The VVO assumes that people will go on excursions when the weather is nice. That is why it is counterproductive to thin out the timetable and offer less space on the trains.
The regional bus traffic in the districts of Bautzen and Görlitz will run according to the holiday schedule on Maundy Thursday. For Dresden and the districts of Meißen and Saxon Switzerland / Eastern Ore Mountains, the vote is ongoing. A result can be expected in the course of the day. The central Saxony transport association said that trains would run according to the timetable. Coordinations were still ongoing with the bus companies.
08:33 am | Skin changes can be signs of Covid-19 – the only one in some patients
Studies show that skin changes can be a sign of a corona infection. A British research team shows that 17 percent of infected people in the study reported skin changes as the first symptom and 21 percent as the only visible indication of the infection.