08:22 am | “Falcon notes” are supposed to help Falkensteiner dealers – the city donates a subsidy
In Falkenstein, so-called falcon notes will soon stimulate regional trade. As the “Freie Presse” writes, the vouchers cost six euros, but have a purchase value of ten euros. The city of Falkenstein adds the four euro difference. 2,500 “falcon notes” are to be issued. They are valid in 45 shops, service providers and restaurateurs and must be redeemed between April 1st and June 30th.
08:05 am | Test centers in the Leipzig area well received
The health department of the district of Leipzig currently operates two centers for free corona rapid tests. Almost 40 people were tested yesterday in Borna, one of which was positive and now has to be checked by a PCR test. In the center in Grimma all 30 tested were negative yesterday. Further test centers are to follow, for which the district office of the district of Leipzig is looking for providers who carry out the tests, such as doctors, laboratories, pharmacies, rescue and aid organizations. In the district of North Saxony there are test centers in Bad Düben, Torgau, Taucha and in Eilenburg as well as in Delitzsch in the Yoz youth center.
07:23 am | Stiko chairman: countries ignore the vaccination sequence
General practitioners and specialists in Germany are to start with corona protective vaccinations nationwide from April. The federal and state health ministers have agreed on this. According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, a total of 75,000 practices are available. If there is enough vaccine, it could be possible to achieve full vaccination protection for the population on August 1st.
The Standing Vaccination Commission warned against a further weakening of the vaccination sequence. Chairman Thomas Mertens said that the federal states are already disregarding it. With corona vaccinations in general practitioners’ practices, control becomes even more difficult.
06:23 am | Bärwalder See should start the season in a corona-compliant manner
The municipality of Boxberg is gearing up for the new season at Bärwalder See. This is scheduled to start from April 1st, taking into account the Corona Protection Ordinance. Boxberg’s mayor Achim Junker said this to the council meeting last night. The community is currently working on a hygiene and infection protection concept.
This year there should be some innovations. For example, the owner of the beach bar “Awning” is planning to rent beach chairs and deck chairs on the Boxberger Ufer. The sailing school “Dreiländereck” on the Klittener Ufer wants to expand its offer with additional non-powered boats for hire. The first planned event is expected to be the family festival on Easter Monday on April 5th in the Lausitzer Foundlingspark Nochten.
06:15 am | Countries can order 10.5 million self-tests by noon
The federal government wants to make it easier for the states to order corona self-tests. This emerges from a letter from Health Minister Jens Spahn and Infrastructure Minister Andreas Scheuer to the Prime Ministers. According to this, the countries can order 10.5 million tests from the pharmaceutical company Roche by noon today. The company will then deliver 1.5 million pieces a day from Wednesday. Roche receives a limited purchase guarantee for this. According to the letter, the support from the federal government is intended as a starter package until the self-tests, organized by the states themselves, arrive. The federal states should use the tests primarily in schools and daycare centers.
06:00 am | Dutch KLM wants to land in Dresden again
The Dutch airline KLM wants to connect Dresden with Amsterdam again in the near future. Airline boss Peter Elbers told the aviation portal Aerotelegraph: “Because of the pandemic, the flights are currently suspended, but I expect that we will start again for Dresden soon, maybe in April or May, if the rules allow.”
KLM lives in particular from passengers who transfer to worldwide destinations via its hub in Amsterdam. Germany is very important as a source market, said Elbers.
05:44 am | Köpping: Astrazeneca is used for a second vaccination without any reserve
The Saxon state government wants to expand the corona vaccinations and partly deviate from the previous system of vaccine hoarding for the second vaccination. As Minister of Health Petra Köpping said on Monday evening in the MDR program “fact is!” said the Astrazeneca vaccine should not hold any reserves. “Everything that is there is reviled,” said the SPD politician. The country only received 48,000 more doses of this vaccine on Monday. Astrazeneca is well received.