Status: 24.03.2021 4:10 a.m.
According to a media report, Britain will also vaccinate children from August. A majority in Germany considers the new Corona resolutions to be appropriate or not far-reaching enough. All developments in the live blog.
Seehofer criticizes summit resolutions on Easter services
Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) has sharply criticized the resolutions of the Prime Minister’s Conference with Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on the Easter services. “I was amazed that parties that have the C in their name urge the churches to refrain from worship, especially at Easter,” Seehofer told the “Bild” newspaper. Seehofer said it was not about a ban or a requirement to skip services at Easter. “I would like to point out that this is a request.”
Hong Kong and Macau suspend vaccinations with Biontech vaccine due to packaging errors
The Chinese special administrative areas of Hong Kong and Macau have temporarily suspended corona vaccinations with the vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer. The reason given by the authorities was a packaging error in a batch of the vaccine. “As a precaution, the ongoing vaccination must be suspended during the investigation period,” said the Hong Kong government in a statement.
Blatt: Great Britain wants to vaccinate children from August
The UK plans to start vaccinating children as early as August. This emerges from the government’s preliminary plans, writes the newspaper “The Telegraph”. That would be months earlier than expected, it is said, citing two people involved in the plans. According to the report, the basis is the results of a study by Oxford University in collaboration with AstraZeneca with 300 test subjects aged 6 to 17 years, which should be available in June or July.
Majority considers Corona resolutions to be appropriate or not far-reaching enough
Almost two thirds of Germans consider the corona measures decided at the federal-state summit to be appropriate or even not far-reaching enough. This was the result of a survey by the polling institute Forsa on behalf of the broadcasters RTL and ntv. Similar to the last Prime Minister’s Conference at the beginning of March, a majority of those questioned find the decisions confusing. In view of the increasing number of infections, 32 percent of citizens consider the measures to be appropriate, 31 percent as not yet far-reaching enough. Only a minority (32 percent) of German citizens think that the currently adopted measures went too far.
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