Corona, numbers and data: 53,000 new infections in the USA, 30,000 in France – record values ​​in Europe

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53,000 new infections in the US, 30,000 in France – record levels in Europe

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Europe is rushing into a state of emergency

The number of infections is rising significantly not only in Germany, but also in neighboring countries. Many states have therefore drastically tightened the corona rules again. The EU summit in Brussels was all about the pandemic.

Spain has long been superseded as Europe’s hotspot: the Czech Republic, Belgium and the Netherlands have long reported the highest numbers of infections by a large margin. The numbers from Germany also continue to cause concern. An overview in graphics and numbers.

Dhe Corona situation in Europe is getting worse. More and more countries are reporting record numbers of new infections. In Germany, the reports from the health authorities on Saturday remained, as expected, below the record values ​​that the Robert Koch Institute had reported in the past few days. Nevertheless, RKI reported early Sunday morning 5587 New infections an extraordinarily high number compared to the 3483 infections last Sunday.

The number of new infections reached 7830 for the third time in a row on Saturday. In its situation report from Saturday evening, the RKI points out that now more than half of all counties have an increased spread of the coronavirus of more than 25 detected infections per week and 100,000 inhabitants.

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Since the beginning of the Corona crisis, according to the RKI, at least 361.974 People in Germany have been proven to be infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus (as of October 18, 12:00 am). The number of deaths in connection with a corona infection was therefore 9777. That was ten more than the previous day. The RKI estimates that there are around 291,900 recovered.

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The reproduction number, in short R value, was included in Germany according to the RKI situation report on Sunday 1,44 (Previous day: 1.40). This means that an infected person infects just under 1.3 other people on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate about one and a half weeks beforehand. In addition, the RKI gives the so-called seven-day R with 1.35 in its current management report. The value relates to a longer period and is therefore less subject to daily fluctuations.

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In Europe several countries reported record levels of new infections. France reported almost 30,000 new infections on Sunday. The cases are over 29.837 The Ministry of Health announced that it has risen to a total of 897,034. Another 85 people died from or with the virus. The total death toll in France is 33,477.

When the 10,000 mark was exceeded for the first time, the number of new corona infections in Czech Republic reached a record high. In the EU country were on Friday 11.105 positive tests recorded within 24 hours, according to data from health officials on Saturday. That was the highest recorded value on a day since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous high of almost 9700 new infections had been registered the day before. In the Czech Republic, more tests were recently carried out, after the positive rate was previously 14 percent. The country has a total of almost 10.7 million inhabitants so far 160.112 confirmed infections and 1283 Coronavirus-related deaths. In Prague, a field hospital is now being built on the exhibition grounds in order to be able to care for additional patients in the event that the hospitals are overloaded.

In relation to its inhabitants, the Czech Republic is by far the EU country most severely hit by the virus. According to the EU authority ECDC on Sunday, the 14-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants was 828.4. Also badly hit in Europe Belgium (proportionately 700.8 new infections in 14 days) and the Netherlands (509.5). Follow only afterwards France (388,8), Great Britain (338,2), Slovenia (327,5), Island (325.4) and Spain (312,4).

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Slovenia has now announced that it will give up contact tracking in view of the high number of new infections. Also reports record values Poland. Arrived within 24 hours 9622 Cases added, as emerged from data from the Ministry of Health on Saturday. That was the highest recorded value on a day since the beginning of the pandemic. On Thursday, the ministry announced that the number of new infections registered daily had exceeded the 8,000 mark for the first time. Overall, Poland recorded so far 167.230 confirmed infections and 3524 Coronavirus-related deaths. The country has around 38 million inhabitants.

In the EU and its most important European partner countries, more than 200,000 people have now died in connection with Covid-19 disease. As the ECDC figures showed, there have been just under 4.8 million confirmed corona infections in the European Economic Area (EEA) including Great Britain 200.587 reported Deaths. Most of the deaths were recorded in the United Kingdom (43,579), Italy (36,474), Spain (33,775), France (33,392), Belgium (10,392) and Germany (9777).

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Worldwide there is according to Johns Hopkins University at least 39.67 million People infected with Covid-19 (as of October 18, 09:20 a.m.). Thereof 1.109.838 People died from the virus.

The USA vrecord according to the CDC disease protection authority now more than eight million Coronavirus infections. On Sunday were 53,157 new infections reported. The number of dead rises by 593 218.511.

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Nine US states have highs in new infections. Wisconsin reported about 3747 confirmed cases within 24 hours. In some areas of the state, according to the authorities, only ten percent of the intensive care beds in clinics are free. “We are at a very critical point,” explains Governor Tony Evers.

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That’s how drastic the corona measures are in Europe

France declared a health emergency, the Netherlands went into a partial lockdown. The second wave of the pandemic is being handled very differently by the countries.

The second corona wave is rolling mercilessly across Europe. The federal government declares one EU region after another a risk area. Only Greece, Cyprus and Latvia are now considered “risk-free”. In the neighboring countries, the situation is sometimes much more devastating than in Germany. In the Czech Republic, the number of infections compared to the population is eleven times as high as in Germany, and in Belgium, nine times as high. All European countries are trying to counteract this with measures – some more, others less determined. An overview:

France – curfew in Paris and Marseille

A travel warning from the federal government for tourist trips will apply to the entire national territory of France in Europe from Saturday. Only individual French overseas territories such as the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean are not yet considered risk areas.

The government in Paris is trying to curb the spread of the virus with night curfews in large cities. In Paris, Lyon or Marseille it applies from Saturday between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. At this time, only people are allowed on the street who have a valid reason – for example, they are on their way to work. You have to prove this with a form. Anyone who does not adhere to it must expect a fine of 135 euros. The bars in the regions with the highest corona warning level have been closed for some time, and there are stricter hygiene rules in restaurants.

Paris: On October 11th, activists from the Extinction Rebellion group demonstrated in front of the Eiffel Tower. (Source: Hans Lucas / imago images)

In a TV interview, French President Emmanuel Macron blamed celebrations for the high number of corona cases. Private celebrations such as weddings in ballrooms or other public places are therefore no longer permitted throughout the country.

Netherlands – pubs closed for four weeks

The government in The Hague tightened the corona measures considerably on October 13 and ordered a “partial lockdown”. Pubs, cafes and restaurants have to close for four weeks, the sale of alcohol is prohibited after 8 p.m. Citizens are only allowed to receive a maximum of three guests per day in their apartments. In addition, they should only use buses and trains in urgent cases.

Mark Rutte: The Prime Minister announced a general mask requirement.  (Source: imago images / Xinhua)Mark Rutte: The Prime Minister announced a general mask requirement. (Source: Xinhua / imago images)

Prime Minister Mark Rutte also announced a general mask requirement for all public spaces such as shops, museums or libraries, so far this was only an urgent recommendation. Meanwhile, the relocation of seriously ill Covid-19 patients to neighboring Germany was being prepared again because in Dutch hospitals – as in spring – the places in intensive care units are becoming increasingly scarce.

Belgium – curfew in planning

In Belgium, due to the drastically increased number of corona infections, all restaurants and pubs are to close for four weeks. The Belgian news agency Belga reported on Friday evening, citing information from a crisis meeting of representatives of the central government and the communities and regions. In addition, there should be a curfew nationwide from midnight to five in the morning.

Belgium is one of the countries most severely affected by the corona pandemic in Europe. The authorities of the country with a population of eleven million recently reported almost 6,000 registered cases within 24 hours on a seven-day average. According to current figures, around 550 infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been reported in the past 14 days.

Austria – first place in lockdown

With the 7,000-inhabitant community of Kuchl in Salzburger Land, a place will be under quarantine again for the first time in months from Saturday. With a few exceptions, entry and exit is no longer permitted until November 1st. The place and the region have top values ​​for new corona infections in Austria. In addition, the Alpine republic has now set its corona traffic light for four districts in three western federal states to red for the first time because of the very high risk. The Innsbruck region in Tyrol is also affected. In Austria there is a widespread mask requirement, curfew hours are brought forward to 10 p.m. in some cases. At private events without assigned and marked seats, only ten people are allowed instead of the previous 50.

Spain – 46 municipalities partially cordoned off

Spain was caught by the second wave as one of the first countries in Europe from mid-August. The measures to contain the pandemic are much stricter than in Germany. But there is also a patchwork quilt there because the competence for combating the coronavirus lies with the regions.

Nationwide in Spain there has been a general mask requirement outside of your own four walls since the beginning of August. Since then, there has also been a far-reaching ban on smoking in public. In more than 700 municipalities there are further restrictions – for example on access to bars, restaurants, concert halls or shopping centers such as on the vacation island Mallorca, which is popular with Germans, or the limitation of participants in meetings to only six people, such as in Catalonia.

Demonstration in Madrid: Nursing staff protested for better conditions in the pandemic fight.  (Source: imago images / alterphotos)Demonstration in Madrid: Nursing staff protested for better conditions in the pandemic fight. (Source: alterphotos / imago images)

46 municipalities with a total of 5.7 million inhabitants are partially cordoned off across the country. They may only be left or entered for a valid reason. The most prominent case is Madrid, which has the highest corona numbers. There, this measure was implemented by the central government against the will of the regional government. Catalonia has just taken drastic measures with the tourist metropolis of Barcelona. All bars and restaurants here were completely closed from Friday.

Italy – mask compulsory indoors and outdoors

The Mediterranean country, which was hit by the first corona wave earlier than other European countries, adopted strict and tough countermeasures from the start. In view of the second wave, many rules are also stricter than in Germany. There is a general mask requirement – inside and outside. In your own four walls this is not necessary. But the government advised everyone to wear mouth and nose protection when visiting. Anyone caught outside without having to pay a fine of up to 1,000 euros.

To set an example, Rome has also strictly banned private parties this week. Only family gatherings such as weddings and funerals are allowed but must be limited to 30 participants. In addition, the government of Giuseppe Conte urgently advises the approximately 60 million citizens to forego social evening groups at home with more than six invited guests. Accommodation bans, however, do not exist. Today, unlike the lockdown in spring, travel is also possible without hindrance. Rome does not want to weaken the ailing tourism industry any further. In addition, experts say that the majority of infections currently happen among relatives and friends.


EU urged Russia to continue trilateral consultations on MH17 case :: Politics :: RBC

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EU leaders called on Russia to return to trilateral consultations with the Netherlands and Australia on the Boeing shot down in Ukraine in 2014. This is stated in a statement following the summit of the heads of state and government of the EU countries.

“The European Council calls on Russia to continue trilateral negotiations between Australia, the Netherlands and the Russian Federation in connection with the downed flight MH17. Six years after the tragic incident, 298 victims and their relatives deserve justice, ”it was reported.

The council noted that they support all efforts to establish truth, justice and responsibility in accordance with UNSC Resolution 2166.

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Boeing MH17 wreckage

Earlier, the Russian Foreign Ministry called the investigations of the disaster, which are being carried out by the Netherlands and the Joint Investigation Group (JIT), biased and politicized. In this regard, Russia has refused trilateral consultations.

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing plane flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down in eastern Ukraine in the summer of 2014. All 298 people on board were killed.

The Joint Investigation Team, which included the Netherlands and Australia, concluded in 2016 that the plane had been shot down from a Buk anti-aircraft system. According to them, the equipment was in the village under the control of the self-proclaimed DPR and was received from Russia. Moscow has repeatedly denied its involvement in the crash.


“And in the end the Germans win”

Khe partying in The Hague wanted to know again shortly before the partial lockdown: On Wednesday evening, you can see dozens of people in a white party tent on the “Plein” partying, dancing and singing . The police finally ended the celebration around 10 p.m., at the same time new corona measures came into force nationwide. Since then, restaurants, pubs and cafes have to remain closed for at least a month, and the sale and public consumption of alcohol after 8 p.m. is prohibited.

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The pictures were accordingly badly received by the politicians, who were only a few hundred meters away in the Second Chamber of Parliament discussing the measures: “While we were talking here, a big party took place in a tent on the Plein, which shows that we are still have a long way to go to jointly take action against Corona, “said Lodewijk Asscher, party leader of the Dutch Social Democrats PvdA. The virologist Marion Koopmans, member of the expert committee” Outbreak Management Team “(OMT), called the event” a middle finger for people trying to adhere to the measures ”.

For a long time, the corona policy in the kingdom was rather cautious. Wearing a mask was only a recommendation – and was practically not practiced at all outside of public transport. The situation is now alarming in most regions. On Tuesday, a new daily record was set with 7,383 reported new cases within 24 hours, the limit of a total of 200,000 positive corona tests will probably be exceeded in the course of this Thursday. Amsterdam and Rotterdam each recorded the highest number of cases with around 410 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days.

In addition to the closure of the restaurants, the now active restrictions therefore include a general mask requirement for all public spaces such as shops, museums or libraries, and the Dutch are only allowed to receive a maximum of three guests per day at home. A call was made to avoid using buses and trains if possible. Shops and schools, however, remain open.

“Wearing a mask doesn’t really help”

For Thijmen Klompmaker, little changes due to the new rules: “We have stayed at home a lot lately, maybe we were invited to dinner a few times,” says the 33-year-old Dutchman, who lives in Utrecht and works in Amsterdam – since the first lockdown in March, however, he has been working from home. The measures taken make sense to him, for the fact that they have taken so long, he has a simple explanation: “It is typically Dutch to question everything first.” The best example of this are the everyday masks, in Dutch “Mondkapjes”: ” It has long been said that wearing a mask doesn’t really help. Only when a lot of people came back from vacation abroad in the summer and saw the masks in Germany, for example, did that slowly change, “says Klompmaker. Since the announcement of the partial lockdown two weeks ago during a press conference by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, masks have increased, especially in supermarkets and individual shops.

Most Dutch people see it like Klompmaker, and polls show that two thirds agree with the government’s measures. Only a small, radical minority makes a name for itself with supposed resistance. Dutch influencers and music stars caused a sensation in September with the campaign under the hashtag “Ik doe niet meer mee” (“I’m not participating anymore”). Model and rapper Famke Louise, for example, told her million Instagram followers: “Only together can we get the government back under control. I’m not participating anymore. Free the people. ”Only after heavy criticism did she take the video off the platform and apologize in a post: It was not her best day. Health experts, on the other hand, have to correct the often heard saying “It’s just a little flu” (“een griepje”).

“Many people no longer believe so much in the virus, even if the numbers are suddenly much closer to you,” says Hannah Bernhardt. The German has lived in the Netherlands for eight years, so it is “not a big surprise” for her that the partial lockdown is now here. “The streetscape has changed for two weeks, many people are more sensitive again, keep more distance and wear masks,” says the Amsterdam native. The feeling is not new, after all, there was a so-called “intelligent lockdown” at the end of March. The Dutch were then only allowed outside to shop, to take a breath or to do their work in systemically important professions. Bernhardt observe the different political styles in Germany and the Netherlands with interest. “For a long time, the Dutch government held that people are smart enough and can make their own decisions.” Now one had to act.

The satirical program “Zondag met Lubach” has already taken apart the different corona policies of neighboring countries and mocked the premier’s lack of leadership. He does not want to be the boss and is transferring responsibility to his “adult” citizens. “The last thing I want is people to listen to me. My job is to tell them what the situation is like, “Rutte is quoted in a single player. Moderator Arjen Lubach commented on the attitude based on a well-known quote from footballer Gary Lineker: “Corona is a pandemic with two million deaths and in the end the Germans win.”


Italy-Holland, the report cards: Barella, technique and vision. Church disappoints



DonnarummaHe stretches out with great reactivity on Depay’s shot at the beginning of the second half. Decisive.

6 D’Ambrosio Careful but restrained.

6 BonucciHe has two clear chances with his head, for he does not succeed in the right shot. Ups and downs against Depay.

6,5 Chiellini The slip bonus runs out and Van De Beek finds the goal. Air rescues in the recovery are key to the resistance.

5,5 SpinazzolaIt promises well at the beginning, but doesn’t keep it all the way: in the first leg he looked like someone else.

7 StretcherTechnique and vision, in the assist for Pellegrini’s goal. But also rhythm and intensity. He does double duty, because his ward mates are not in great evening.

5 Jorginho In Poland there was the excuse of the potato field. Not here: if he doesn’t go around Italy, he doesn’t go around Italy.

5,5 VerrattiHe puts two bright balls in the area. The rest opaque.

5 Church He starts the action of 1-0, then stops there, perhaps conditioned by a physical problem. You can give more without being a hero.

5 Immobile Twice in front of the goalkeeper, the second sensational with an assist from Hateboer: the far goal.

6,5 PilgrimsCold and concrete, it scores 1-0. It moves almost from second striker and as in Gdansk it is confirmed as one of the most lucid and present.

6 Kean Pi minute, pi galloppate.

6 Locatelli It does not change gear.

6 Florenzi Entrance fired, but the crosses do not reach their destination.

6 Mancini This time the Netherlands to convince more, especially in controlling the game. Equal precious.



Cillessen Avoid the 2-0 on Immobile and revitalize Holland. Not inconspicuous but solid also on Spinazzola, D’Ambrosio and Immobile.

5,5 The free Surprised by the launch of the Inter team mate Barella on the 1-0 action, he finds the mood in the continuous descents forward.

6,5 Van Dijk Immobile runs away from him a couple of times and it can hurt. But on the balloons that rain in the middle, he always opens the umbrella.

6 if Chiesa does not make him suffer, with Kean different. But it holds.

5 Hateboer Late to close on Pellegrini’s goal, in the second half with a clumsy touch he sends Immobile in front of Cillessen. Not evening.

7 Van De Beek He starts a little hidden, then grows: with conviction and the right touch he finds his first goal in the national team.

7,5 F. De Jong He dances with the ball and for a long time makes the blues dance to his rhythm. Pure football intelligence.

5,5 Wijnaldum Against Barella he must think more about destroying than about creating. And he can’t do much.

6,5 Blind As a left winger a factor for Dutch superiority: a little less in the second half.

5,5 L. De Jong He makes himself felt more for the protests than for his specialty: two head shots to the side.

6,5 Depay Always annoying, inspired especially when he retreats, to then point the door: Donnarumma does not let himself be enchanted.

6,5 F. De Boer In the third match, the Netherlands find themselves. And another team compared to the first leg

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Hospitals overloaded: Netherlands go into “partial lockdown”

The number of corona cases in the Netherlands is skyrocketing. Because more and more intensive care beds are occupied with Covid 19 patients, the emergency rooms in some cities have to close due to overload. Strict containment measures are in place again.

Health care in the Netherlands is at risk due to the spread of the coronavirus. In Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, the emergency rooms of hospitals have already had to be temporarily closed, as the head of the acute medical care network, Ernst Kuipers, announced to the parliament in The Hague.

Because all beds were occupied and too few staff were available, first aid departments had to close for several hours and ambulances had to take patients to other hospitals or cities. In hospitals and intensive care units in the Netherlands, however, the number of Covid 19 patients is increasing rapidly.

Back to strict rules

The government tightened the measures and imposed a “partial lockdown”. Bars, cafes and restaurants have to close and are only allowed to offer take-away food and drinks. In addition, a mask requirement will apply in public spaces in the future. In addition, there is a ban on the sale and public consumption of alcohol and cannabis between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Team sports for over 18-year-olds are also prohibited. The Dutch are also only allowed to receive three visitors a day at their home.

Despite the new Corona measures, the hospitals expect that by November, in the best case, 40 percent of regular care will have to be cut. If the measures do not work, a reduction of 75 percent is expected in the worst case. “Then only first aid remains in addition to Covid-19 care,” said Kuipers.

The situation is “darker” compared to the first wave. Hospitals have already canceled hundreds of operations and canceled numerous treatments. In the past week, almost 44,000 new infections were registered in the Netherlands – 60 percent more than in the previous week and 252 per 100,000 inhabitants.


Hard corona rules in the Netherlands: “Partial lockdown”

Dhe Netherlands are reacting to the rapidly increasing number of infections, which are among the highest in Europe, with new measures. From Wednesday evening on, restaurants, pubs, cafes and coffee shops across the country will have to close for an initial four weeks. The innkeepers are to be partially compensated for this. No alcohol can be sold in shops after 8 p.m. A household can receive a maximum of three guests. Contact sports for adults are being restricted, football games by professional teams must continue to take place without spectators. The restrictions should be checked after two weeks.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke of a “partial lockdown” when he presented the measures on Tuesday evening. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge threatened that if they did not have sufficient effect, a “complete lockdown” would have to be imposed. The government wants to make wearing face masks an obligation indoors in the future, but only on a new legal basis. “We have to regulate this legally,” said Rutte. They make medical sense.

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With almost 7,000 new cases of infection, the country reported a new record on Tuesday; during the first wave of the pandemic it was a maximum of 1,300 a day. In terms of the incidence value, the Netherlands has now overtaken Spain and ranks third in the European Union (387), behind Belgium (430) and the Czech Republic (522); Germany, on the other hand, only gets 51 positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. The proportion of positive tests in all tests rose to 14 percent. De Jonge said the virus was spreading so quickly that contact tracing couldn’t keep up. He set the goal of reducing the reproductive rate from 1.3 to 0.8 before the restrictions could be replaced by local measures.

The government’s reluctance to use protective masks has been linked to constitutional and political concerns. A panel of experts, the so-called Outbreak Management Team, advised against imposing a general mask requirement in July. The government then left it up to the mayors to make local arrangements. The big cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague made use of it; Protective masks are compulsory on the busy shopping streets – inside and outside. Courts considered the requirements to be legal, but only because of the local limitation.

Dramatically tighten the corona rules in the Netherlands: Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Dramatically tighten the corona rules in the Netherlands: Prime Minister Mark Rutte

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The basic problem in the Netherlands is that, unlike its neighbors, it does not yet have an infection protection law that allows the government to intervene in basic rights for reasons of public health protection. Since the beginning of the pandemic, all restrictions have been enforced with emergency regulations. This also applies to the new measures that Rutte announced on Tuesday evening. Constitutional lawyers argue that a general mask requirement cannot be enforced by emergency ordinance because that would violate Articles 10 (right to privacy) and 11 (right to physical integrity) of the constitution. “Without a legal basis, the government cannot prescribe clothing for citizens,” says Jan Brouwer, a law professor from the University of Groningen.

The government only introduced a corona protection law into parliament at the end of last week – much too late according to experts. It won’t happen to the two chambers of parliament before the end of November. Rutte’s hesitation had two reasons. Until recently, his health minister and his deputy denied that wearing a mask had any measurable medical effect at all. In addition, Rutte’s legal liberals do not want to thwart one of their flagship laws. Since August 1, 2019, it has been forbidden in the Netherlands to veil one’s face in public spaces. This so-called anti-burqa law was directed against fundamentalist Muslims. The Netherlands followed France and Belgium. The idea goes back to Geert Wilders, the founder of the right-wing populist “Party for Freedom”. Rutte pushed the law forward to take the wind out of his competitor’s sails.

In practice it hardly matters. A maximum of 350 women are affected in a country with a good 17 million inhabitants. The police rarely impose fines of between 150 and 450 euros. But Muslim associations have already complained about “double standards” when protective masks were made mandatory on public transport during the first wave of pandemics.

In the meantime, however, public pressure in favor of a general mask requirement has grown significantly. In the Netherlands, a new parliament will be elected on March 17th. “As soon as it is legally possible, all people over the age of 13 must wear a face mask indoors,” announced Rutte on Tuesday. “We want to settle this once and for all.”


Woman dies after second corona infection – corona virus

After two months, an 89-year-old was infected with corona for the second time. The cancer-stricken woman did not survive the second infection.

An 89-year-old Dutch woman died as a result of the coronavirus. According to previous knowledge, she is the first person to die after a second infection with the virus.

Doctors say the woman was seriously ill before. She suffered from a rare form of bone marrow cancer. However, it has been proven that she died as a result of the coronavirus.

At the beginning of this year, the coronavirus was detected in the woman for the first time. She was taken to a hospital with a fever and cough, which she was able to leave after five days.

Wife died after three weeks

After about two months, she began to have symptoms again. A new corona test was positive. Three weeks later she died in the hospital, as “De Telegraaf” reports.

The experts are certain that the woman was infected with the virus twice – and that she did not drag the first infection with her for several months. Investigations showed that the second infection was a different virus variant than the first infection.

Man infected twice in the USA

It was also announced on Tuesday that a man in the USA had been infected with the novel coronavirus twice with an interval of only about one and a half months – and the course of his second infection was more severe than the first time.

According to a study, the man was infected with two different variants of Sars-CoV-2. It is still unclear how long the immunity lasts after a first infection with the novel virus, explained the lead author of the study, Mark Pandori. But the investigation shows that a previous infection does not necessarily protect against repeated infection.

This means that those who test positive should continue to take precautionary measures, including keeping physical distance from other people, wearing protective masks and washing their hands regularly.

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Coronavirus, France scares: 26,896 infections in one day | Johns Hopkins University: “Over 37 million cases worldwide”

In Germany 4,721 cases in 24 hours Germany has recorded 4,721 coronavirus cases and 15 further deaths caused by Covid in the last 24 hours, a figure slightly up from 4,500 yesterday: the Robert Koch Institute announced. The new cases bring the total toll of infections to 319,381 and that of deaths to 9,604.

In the United Kingdom 15,166 new infected in 24 hours Still alarming numbers also in Great Britain, where 15,166 new cases were registered in one day.

In Romania 3,517 cases and 59 deaths – Romania has recorded 3,517 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, with 59 deaths. According to regional media, the totals since the beginning of the epidemic have risen to 152,403 cases and 5,358 victims. Romania remains the country in the Balkans most affected by the pandemic (but also the one that carried out the most tests, over 2.5 million).

Netherlands, 24 more dead – The most affected area in the Netherlands is Rotterdam-Rijnmond, with 763 positives, followed by Amsterdam-Amstelland with 735. The deaths in the last 24 hours have been 24, for a total of about 6,600 since the start of the pandemic. The data was released by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

In Brazil over 150 thousand dead Brazil has passed the threshold of 150 thousand deaths, even if the daily death toll is slowly falling. The South American country is the second in the world for the number of victims of Covid-19 after the United States, and the third for the number of infections after the United States and India.

Johns Hopkins: over 37 million cases worldwide Covid cases exceeded 37 million globally, according to the Johns Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering tally. To date, they are in fact registered
37,019.38 cases worldwide, with 1,069,953 deaths.


French Open: German double Krawietz / Mies is again in the final

Tennis Krawietz / Mies

German doubles are again in the French Open final

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Andreas Mies (r.) And Kevin Krawietz reached a Grand Slam final for the second time in their careers

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Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies only need one victory to triumph again at the French Open. The German double plays strong in the semifinals. A Croatian-Brazilian duo is waiting for the final.

Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies are playing for the title again at the French Open. Last year’s winners won their semifinals in Paris against the US Open finalists Wesley Koolhof / Nikola Mektic from the Netherlands and Croatia 6: 3, 7: 5.

“It’s not that easy to put into words. Of course it is already incredibly emotional, ”said Krawietz after reaching the finals. “Chapeau from me. Great respect, ”said Eurosport expert Boris Becker. “Just having the chance to defend the title is incredibly strong.”

In the final, the 28-year-old Coburg Krawietz and the two-year-old Cologne tennis professional Mies will meet Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares on Saturday. The Croatian-Brazilian doubles prevailed against the number one seeded Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah.

Last year, Krawietz and Mies surprisingly became the first German double since 1937 to win the Roland Garros title. With a brilliant performance, the duo now earned their second entry into the finals in a Grand Slam tournament.

First game lasts ten minutes

The German duo managed a break in the first ten-minute game of the first set. After the quick 2: 0, Mies also had difficulties with his serve when the score was 2: 1, but then secured the point to 3: 1 with a soulful stop after 25 minutes. With the second break, the two German Davis Cup players secured the first set, half of the way to the final was done.

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Except for the round of 16, the duo played sovereignly at this year’s French Open, winning against Alexander Bublik / Michail Kukuschkin from Kazakhstan 6: 2, 6: 3, against Feliciano Coria and the individual semi-finalists Diego Schwartzman from Argentina 6: 2, 6: 0 and in the quarterfinals against Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski from Great Britain 6: 4, 6: 4. Only against the French Benjamin Bonzi / Antoine Hoang had to tremble and fend off three match balls at 6: 4, 1: 6, 7: 6 (7: 5).

First title in 82 years

Against Koolhof and Mektic, who lost the final against Pavic and Soares at the US Open in New York, Krawietz and Mies played impressively and confidently. The two still missed a break chance for a possible 3: 1, but always stayed in the lead. After 1:26 hours, the German doubles used the first match point and took the service game from their opponents to 7: 5 to zero.

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In the past year, Krawietz and Mies played themselves in a frenzy and rose to the first purely German double since Gottfried von Cramm and Henner Henkel 82 years earlier, which won a Grand Slam title. Now one victory is still missing for another coup.

Because only a few spectators are allowed, this time it will be “something completely different,” said Mies. “Last year we had 56 men in the pits in the final. Now we have to see how many more we can fly in for Saturday, ”said the man from Cologne.

“It still feels just as nice to be back in the final, and we won’t celebrate less if it works.” Even without a large fan group, they are ultimately “motivated to the tip of their hair”.