The Coronavirus pandemic, keeps the world in breath: More than two million people worldwide are already infected with the Virus – almost 138,000 of them in Germany. To slow the spread of the Coronavirus, have placed the countries of the world some very strict rules. All the latest News about the corona virus epidemic, you can find it in the Ticker from FOCUS Online.
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United States prohibit Corona "Wundermittel"
Top news (07.35 p.m.): The U.S. Department of justice, has the sale of alleged miracle cure for the Coronavirus advertised By means of chlorine-based compounds prohibited. A Federal court in Florida issued on Friday, in a summary proceedings, a preliminary sales ban for a group called "Genesis-Kirche" displaced persons "Miracle-Minerallösung" (MMS), which according to its Website, allegedly "95 percent of all Krankheiten" can cure, including cancer, Aids, autism, Cholera, and now Covid-19.
The U.S. Department of justice, said that the alleged "Wunderlösung" if it were a chemical product mixed with a also supplied in the pack and activator of chlorine dioxide is obtained. The US pharmaceutical authority, the FDA had already pronounced several years ago, a warning in front of the Mediterranean, this can result in Nausea, vomiting and dehydration.
Several providers of the alleged miracle means were in the last few years, processes have been convicted. The "Genesis-Kirche" however, remains of your product on your Website as "heilig" is described.
Swedish epidemiologist: "Perhaps immunity Stove in Stockholm in Mai"
Top news (08.37 PM): The Swedish health authority sees a Trend that the number of people in the country with Covid-19 die back. On Friday, the 67 new cases of death were known, significantly less than in the previous days. "We see a downward trend. There are still a large number of deceased per day, but we see no increase, but a Verlangsamung", Karin Tegmark I of the health authority said Folkhälsomyndigheten on Friday.
In Sweden to Friday 1400 people had died of the viral infection, very much more than in the other Nordic countries. According to the state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, the answer lies in the fact that in Sweden, many elderly patients in nursing homes and died.
Tegnell said on Thursday in a debate in the Norwegian television, mathematical models, according to whether it is possible that "to see in Stockholm in may signs of herd immunity sein" could. —/Folkhälsomyndigheten/dpa Swedish state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell
The Swedish government does not dictate to the population how they should behave in order to curb the spread of the Virus. The prompts are the same as in other countries: stay home, keep your distance and wash your hands. Meetings with up to 50 people are allowed to continue. Also, the Restaurants are open, but need to make sure that the guests can keep two meters distance from each other.
Sweden’s foreign Minister Ann Linde said on Friday, it was a myth that in Sweden all go on as normal. "There is no complete Lockdown in Sweden. But many parts of Swedish society are eingestellt", so Linde. "Many people stay at home and have stopped traveling. Many companies collapse. Unemployment is expected to rise dramatically."
Here you will find the currently reported Figures by the health ministries of the countries.
- Baden-Württemberg: 27.328 (922 Deaths)
- Bavaria: 36.520 (1164 Deaths)
- Berlin: 5091 (91 Deaths)
- Brandenburg: 2310 (79 Deaths)
- Bremen: 564 (24 Deaths)
- Hamburg: 4195 (84 Deaths)
- Hesse: 6823 (207 Deaths)
- Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: 644 (14 Deaths)
- Lower Saxony: 8682 (283 Deaths)
- North Rhine-Westphalia: 28.607 (808 Deaths)
- Rhineland-Palatinate: 5279 (97 Deaths)
- Saarland: 2305 (94 Deaths)
- Saxony: 4180 (100 Deaths)
- Saxony-Anhalt: 1288 (28 Deaths)
- Schleswig-Holstein: 2349 (59 Deaths)
- Thuringia: 1688 (50 Deaths)
Total: State-17.04., 19.34 PM: 137.853 (4104 Deaths)
Stand from the day before: 16.04., 20.06 Clock: 134.404 (3823 Deaths)
Source to be Infected – and death-figures: country health and social ministries.
The number of Healed, according to the Robert Koch Institute in Germany, 81.800.
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Physicians-in-chief Reinhardt: "Would have me more relaxed können" imagine;
10.54 PM: doctors President Klaus Reinhardt has parts of the decisions on easing the Corona-actions are criticized. "Overall, I would have können" imagine but some loose more;, the head of the Federal chamber of doctors in " said;Rhine Post" from the Friday. There is a need for a clear plan for the resumption of the operation of the School, said Reinhardt.
For the continuation of the contact restriction up to 3. May there is no concrete scientific or medical basis. "At the Moment, there is absolutely no indication that we are on a strain on the hospitals zusteuern", Reinhardt said. There is no reason, the contact barrier in this scope to extend.
However, the doctors warned of a rise in infections with the Coronavirus. "If we allow more social contacts, it is to come under certain circumstances, a measurable increase in infection numbers können". The number of Tests should be increased, therefore, it will come automatically to pay higher Infection.
Reinhardt believes according to his own statement, not the fact that Germany will have the theme of Coronavirus in may or June, behind. "We are only really, if we haben" an effective Vaccination protection for the population;, he said.
Chancellery chief brown advises to write a living will
09.57 PM: Federal Chancellery-in-chief Helge Braun (CDU) advises the citizens, a patients available to write. "A patient is always useful, especially in elderly and heavily vorerkrankten people. And also, in this Corona Krise", brown, who is a physician said, the düsseldorf "Rhine Post" and the Bonn "General-Anzeiger" (Saturday).
Those who wished not to be intubated in the hospital or respiration, but rather in the circle of the family die, it could specify in a patient decree. This could also prevent members would have to make decisions, you are overwhelmed, said the CDU politician. "It is for all of us – the sick, the family and the Doctors – a help, if the desire for treatment or not treatment is set out in writing." This is not always easy. However, there are good advisors who would help in setting up a living will. dpa/Oliver Killing/zb/dpa Chancellery chief Helge Braun (CDU), looks primarily to the doubling times of the number of infections.
The fact that in the pandemic crisis, even family members Dying in hospitals and homes, could not accompany them, because they, too, need to keep a distance there, show yourself, "how cruel the Virus ist". Brown: "The dying are often in their old age, their families, and sometimes. One can only hope that in the individual case so sensitive is dealt with. The shows, however, that such a pandemic will bring us in a lot of situations that you can not resolve satisfactorily."
Trump: the Actual Corona-numbers of victims in China are higher than in the United States
22.53 PM: US President Donald Trump believes that China’s upward adjustment of the Corona-deaths figures are still significantly low. In fact, the Numbers were “much higher and significantly higher than that of the United States,” wrote Trump on Friday in the short message service Twitter. The corrected data does not correspond to the “even close” to reality. In the process, Trump spoke falsely of a doubling of the Numbers, which would have made the Chinese authorities.
The authorities in the Central Chinese city of Wuhan had previously corrected the number of the Corona of the dead in the city by 50 percent, and this with the Review of the available data justified. Accordingly, 3869 people, in 1290, more than ever before, died alone in Wuhan. In the whole of China, there were 4632. In the U.S., more than 34,500 people died already.
Italy reported a record number of Corona-Recovering
22.40: Italy on Friday, a record number of people reported that infection with the novel Coronavirus survived have. Within 24 hours, with 2,563 people were recovered, said the civil protection chief Angelo Borrelli. However, 575 people had died since Thursday evening.
The number of cases Borrelli stated with just under 107,000 in the were 355 more than the previous day. The number of deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in Italy at least 22.745 – this is the second-highest number worldwide, after the USA, where more than 34,500 people died.
In France, died in the homes within 24 hours of 761 people in hospitals and care, as the Director-General for health, Jérôme Salomon, announced on Friday. But here, too, the absolute number of Coronavirus patients decreased. This was due to the four weeks of existing curfew, said Salomon. A total of at least 18.681 people died in France after Coronavirus infection.
First U.S. States to announce easing measures
22.18 PM: According to the new guidelines of U.S. President Donald Trump in the Corona-crisis first States cautious loosening of the protection measures announced. The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, said on Friday in Austin, currently, closed shops could open by Friday next week again, if they delivered the Goods, sent or ready for pick-up provided. With the re-opening of Parks under the administration of the Federal state already started on Monday. Visitors should follow safety measures. Schools remained in the school year closed.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced on Friday that, among other things, Parks, Hiking trails, Golf courses, outdoor shooting ranges and shops for sale of fishing bait, again, could open up when visitors protection followed measures. “It is important for us to stay active and to enjoy the nature and to prevent the spread of Covid-19,” said Walz after a message. In Vermont can be open, under certain conditions, merchants and construction work resumed.
Reuters/David J. Phillip/AP/Reuters police officers check drivers at the port of entry of Louisiana, to Texas, to check whether this is in a 14-day self-quarantine to go to.
Trump wants to run back to the USA with the on Thursday introduced guidelines in three phases on the path to normalcy and the economy gradually re-open. A country-wide closure could be no long-term solution, – said Trump. In the United States, the unemployment due to the Corona is increased, with the crisis in the last dramatic. Trump gave no exact time plan, leaving the decision to the governors of the 50 States.
Johns Hopkins University: More than 150,000, Corona-the Dead world
21.50 PM: Despite the global measures to be taken against the new Coronavirus, according to data by U.S. researchers, in the meantime, more than 150,000 so that infected people have died. The number of the world’s proven infections, the Johns Hopkins University, according to on Friday evening (21.30 hrs CEST) at more than 2.2 million. Until about three months ago, virtually totally unknown Virus, Sars-CoV-2 can trigger the lung disease Covid-19.
Most of the deaths due to the Coronavirus pandemic, gave it to the University in Baltimore that so far in the United States (around 34,000), Italy (23.000), Spain (19.000), followed by France and the United Kingdom. The data of the American researchers generally show higher levels than those of the world health organization (WHO), because they are not regularly updated. In some cases, infection and death figures were last updated but also revised downwards. The WHO had reported to Thursday worldwide, 130,000 of Corona-related deaths and around 2 million known infections.
The number of known infections per country, in turn, is due to the different test rate and a high number of unreported cases is only limited to compare. Purely on terms of absolute Numbers, there were most of the infections of the University, according to nearly 700,000 cases in the United States, a country with approximately 330 million inhabitants. In the second place, Johns state-Hopkins, according to Spain, with around 190,000 known infections, in Italy there were more than 170,000.
About 3450 new Coronavirus cases in Germany
19.43 PM: The number of new infections compared to the previous day rose slightly. On Friday, the authorities of the Federal States have reported cases of about 3450 new confirmed Corona. The day before, almost 3000 new infections were reported. In addition, the death toll rose to 281.
Saxony, a mask is mandatory in the fight against Coronavirus
19.13 PM: Saxony has for public transport, as well as for the retail a mask of duty decided. The scheme is applicable from Monday, said Saxony’s Prime Minister, Michael Kretschmer (CDU) on Friday after a meeting of the Cabinet in Dresden. To cover the nose and mouth, there should be no expensive FFP2 mask, it ranged from a simple cloth or a scarf, – stressed the head of government.
If you let in so many areas, additional contacts of people, was a mask of duty "the right Antwort", so Kretschmer. Monday should be relaxed in Saxony, a few restrictions to contain the Corona of a pandemic. It was a "reasonable Instrument" for the larger movement that had the people in Saxony now. Such protection, there is now available in a variety of ways that you can sew it yourself or buy. "I think we are at a point where we have to specify the mandatory können", Kretschmer said.
The fight against the Coronavirus: the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, mask mandatory in public transport a
In the evening, Mecklenburg-moved-Western Pomerania There is a Mask in the public transport will be introduced. As Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig said on Friday in Schwerin, users of tram, Bus or Taxi wearing a mouth – and nose protection. Alternatively, a cloth can be used as a protection worn.
Bavarian regional trains run all the way back to Austria – Mask command applies to
17.57: Bayerische Regio Bahn, is expanding its range of railway services from this Monday on all networks again. From the 4. May is then largely re-operation Lord, as the company announced on Friday in wooden churches. Then again, trips to Kufstein in Austria are possible.
Curimedia Photography/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0) A train of the Bayerische regiobahn (BRB) at the Augsburg main train station (icon image)
Currently be offered because of the Corona pandemic, only about 80 percent of the usual Connections. Next week, however, the Meridian should go, the Bayerische oberlandbahn (BOB) and the Bavarian region railway (BRB) more often. “We are now returning as quickly as possible to full operation, to the usual high cycle rates and maximum possible capacity to offer”, explained the managing Director of the BOB and the BRB, Fabian Amini. All the rides Wearing makeshift masks to be offered. “You reduce the risk of infection significantly, and thus protect other passengers, our employees, and also themselves.”
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