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10.20 a.m .: No incident at Hertha derby against Union
During the Bundesliga derby between Hertha BSC and 1. FC Union (4-0), there was no wrongdoing by football fans in Berlin. As the police said on request, the security forces in the capital had no such action on Friday evening.
The police were on site around the Olympic Stadium with a large contingent and cordoned off the area from a large area. The game took place under the strict rules of the Corona regulation. Spectators were not allowed.
When the first half of the game was played on November 2, Union’s 1-0 victory led to fan riots in the An der Alten Försterei stadium. The game was about to be canceled. It was therefore feared that this time there might be confrontations between Hertha and Union supporters in the city or violations of fans against the applicable contact restrictions.
Friday May 22nd 2020
8:20 pm: District offices should be generous towards restaurant owners
The district offices should be generous when it comes to permitting restaurants to cater for guests on sidewalks or parking lots. The Senate Department for Environment and Transport recommended this to the districts. They should approve corresponding requests for expansion of the outdoor spaces and waive special usage fees, said the Senate administration on Friday, which has sent a letter to all district offices.
However, they would have to assess the respective situation in individual cases at the request of the catering establishments. Expansion of areas on sidewalks is allowed as long as the passage and encounter of pedestrians remains barrier-free. Parking spaces for cars could also be used for this. According to the Senate administration, areas of side streets are also eligible for this. Traffic safety must be guaranteed in any case, among other things by means of appropriate signs and shut-off devices.
7.41 p.m .: Court – Gyms in Brandenburg remain closed
Gyms in Brandenburg are not allowed to open for the time being. The decision was made by the Berlin-Brandenburg Higher Administrative Court (OVG) with two urgent decisions, thus confirming a corresponding regulation in the state’s SARS-CoV-2 containment regulation, as the court announced on Friday. (OVG 11 S 41.20 and OVG 11 S 51.20)
The ban is still proportionate in view of the paramount importance of protecting life and health. The hygiene and safety concepts developed by the applicants did not change this. In view of the high value of the protected goods life and health as well as the concept of the legislator to check at short notice which further easing can be allowed, the interference with the freedom of occupation and the economic freedom of the operators of the fitness studios is still appropriate, it said.
18:39: 29 new infections – currently 403 corona cases
The current number of Corona cases is 403, two fewer than yesterday. Since yesterday, 29 cases have been added. According to statistics from the health administration, the number of fatalities continues to be 190. No further deaths have occurred since yesterday. 6611 people in Berlin have been infected with the virus so far, 6018 have recovered. 167 people are currently being treated in hospitals, five fewer than yesterday. There are currently 59 people in the intensive care unit, three fewer than yesterday.
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4:25 pm: Praise for the first visitors to the television tower
After the two-month closure due to the corona pandemic, the first visitors enjoyed the view from the Berlin TV tower on Alexanderplatz on Friday. “The guests were extremely well prepared for the corona conditions,” said a spokesman for the operator in the afternoon. The hygiene concept, which requires, among other things, the wearing of masks on the observation deck, is implemented in an exemplary manner. Since Friday, 50 visitors have been allowed onto the platform or into the restaurant simultaneously.
A spontaneous visit to the tallest building in Germany is not possible for the time being: In order to avoid queues, visitors must reserve tickets online in advance, and times will be allocated. “So far, all time windows have been used,” said the spokesman.
4:06 p.m .: Lübars lido reopens after a corona break
After the Corona mandatory break, Lübars’ private outdoor pool will open next Monday. Some swimming pools of the Berlin swimming pool companies also want to open again, but there is still no definite promise, a spokesman said on Friday afternoon. Baths need a permit for this.
A specific hygiene and usage concept was also a prerequisite for opening at the lido in Lübars, as the management announced on Friday. The bathroom is now open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Day tickets could be bought at the cash register without online booking; There are no time limits. A distance control of at least 1.50 meters is observed at the cash registers, slides, at the diving platform, as well as on the lying areas and in the water. Outside, the showers and dining facilities remained open.
2:52 p.m .: Smears in schools in Spandau negative
All corona tests at the Spandau primary schools Am Weinmeisterhorn and Am Birkenhain were negative. The Senate Education Administration announced this with reference to the deputy medical officer.
1:29 pm: Hotels in Brandenburg are preparing to reopen
From Monday (May 25th), the hotels in Brandenburg will also reopen to tourists – guests have to be prepared for some special features. “The distance and hygiene rules must of course also be observed in the hotel,” said the President of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association Brandenburg (Dehoga), Olaf Schöpe, on Friday. The wellness area will remain closed for the time being. At breakfast, guests are not yet allowed to help themselves at the buffet. “Anyone who offers a buffet has to provide service staff who put the food on the plate,” says Schöpe. There is no mask requirement in the hotels. “Every guest can handle it as he likes.”
1:17 p.m .: Kieker: Tourism industry cannot compensate for losses
Marketing experts believe that the losses of the Berlin tourism industry due to the corona pandemic cannot be compensated for in the coming months. He doesn’t think that is possible, said Burkhard Kieker, head of the Berlin tourism company Visit Berlin, on Friday at the RBB-Inforadio. “A hotel room is like vegetables on the market: what is not sold that day is spoiled.”
There was a total slump in the industry. “We may have had occupancy rates of three to five percent in the hotels,” said Kieker. “These were business travelers who absolutely had to come here.” Many houses should have closed, some had only one floor open: “A sad picture over three months. In this respect, we are happy that things will start again on Monday. ”From May 25th, tourists can again stay in Berlin’s hotels and guesthouses.
Berlin is Germany’s showcase, and nothing changes, the expert emphasized. Tourism marketing will, however, expand the focus somewhat: “We do not believe that people want to be in a tight city bustle.” Therefore, the new advertising campaign, which is due to start nationwide in the coming week, aims to show that there is also a lot in the capital Give green.
12.47 p.m .: Video message – Senate thanks for commitment against Corona
With a video message, the Governing Mayor Michael Müller and the Senators thank all Berliners for their commitment to the crisis. The video can be seen on social media under the hashtag #SenatSagtDanke.
Michael Müller: “On behalf of the entire Berlin Senate, I would like to thank you for what you, dear Berliners, do every day. They take our path with prudence and solidarity, so that we can master this situation together. Please continue to pay attention to our rules. Distance and hygiene remain important! The fact that we currently have relatively low infection rates in Berlin is the success of our journey together. ”
12.21 p.m .: Four new corona cases in Brandenburg – infection number remains low
In Brandenburg, the number of confirmed corona infections remains at a low level. The Ministry of Health in Potsdam reported an increase of four cases to 3,228 as of 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Around 2,900 people in the state are considered to have recovered from the Covid-19 disease – 20 more than the day before. So far, 168 people have died nationwide in connection with the pathogen Sars-CoV-2.
Most of those infected continued to be counted at 631 in Potsdam, followed by the district of Potsdam Mittelmark with 519 reported cases and the district of Barnim with 406. So far, there were only 25 infections in Prignitz, and 29 cases were registered in Frankfurt (Oder).
11.07 a.m .: Guided tours of the Spreepark again from June
Guided tours are offered again in the Spreepark, the former amusement park. 20 participants can take part in a guided tour. There are nine dates for guests to choose from in June. The tours take place on all Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays – at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. During the tour, participants must keep the minimum distance and wear mouth and nose protection.
6.21 a.m. economic administration relies on the return of tourists
Economic Senator Ramona Pop (Greens) hopes that tourists will soon bring money back to Berlin’s coffers. Tourism is an important economic factor for the capital, said the economic administration. “With an annual gross turnover of 11.5 billion euros, the tourism industry contributes 6.7 percent to Berlin’s national income.” Around 14 million tourists came to Berlin last year, and the number of overnight stays rose to 34.1 million. From May 25, tourists will be allowed to stay in Berlin hotels and guest houses again after the Corona pandemic banned it on March 18.
“Berlin regains vitality. Tourism is a special industry for the metropolis of Berlin – economically and culturally for the lifestyle of our open and hospitable city, ”said Pop. “I am pleased that we can now take the first steps towards opening up.”
According to the economic administration, the industry, which lives from encounter and social interaction, is inevitably affected by the restrictions longer than others. If travel is possible again, tourism is the fastest and most effective lever for Berlin to bring money back into the coffers.
In the opinion of the business administration, it will take a while until the number of overnight stays is reached again, as in 2019. The fact that hotels and other accommodation establishments can once again accept tourist guests offers companies a first perspective. “In the first step, we address the German tourists who can easily reach us by train,” said the Senate administration. Sustainable tourism compatible with cities will become even more important in the period after Corona.
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6.15 Uhr: Union-Fan Gregor Gysi: “Geisterspiele unheimlich”
Für Union-Fan Gregor Gysi ist der derzeitige Fußball ohne Fans „nur der halbe Fußball“. Der außenpolitische Sprecher der Linken hat zwar „prinzipiell erst mal nichts dagegen“, wenn die Bundesliga in der Corona-Krise mit entsprechenden Lösungen und Konzepten weiterspielt. „Aber es ist doch klar, dass die Geisterspiele unheimlich sind“, sagte Gysi dem „Münchner Merkur“ und der „tz“ (Freitag). „Zudem muss man aufpassen, dass andere Sportarten nicht zu sehr benachteiligt werden. Sonst heißt es: Der Fußball ist reich, also darf er auch fast alles“, sagte Gysi, der in Berlin-Johannisthal, unweit des Stadions An der Alten Försterei, aufgewachsen ist.
Mit dem Berliner Stadtderby Hertha BSC gegen 1. FC Union wird am Freitagabend (20.30 Uhr) der 27. Spieltag gestartet – wieder ohne Zuschauer und mit dem Konzept der Deutschen Fußball Liga. Dass Beispiel Salomon Kalou, der in einem Live-Video die Verstöße gegen das Hygienekonzept bei Hertha BSC aufgezeigt hatte und danach suspendiert wurde, sei ein Beispiel dafür, „dass sich Fußballer ihrer sozialen Reichweite wohl nicht immer so bewusst sind“, bemerkte der 72 Jahre alte Linken-Politiker.
„Viele Spieler wissen nicht, was sie mit bestimmten Äußerungen anrichten und was solch ein Video für eine Tragweite hat“, sagte Gysi: „Es reicht nicht, wenn ein Fußballer gut spielt, er muss auch außerhalb des Platzes Verantwortung übernehmen. Da sind die Funktionäre im Verein gefragt, dass sie ihren Spielern solche Werte vermitteln.“
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3.31 Uhr: Berliner Fernsehturm öffnet wieder
Der Berliner Fernsehturm am Alexanderplatz öffnet nach knapp zweimonatiger Corona-Zwangspause am Freitag wieder. From 11:00 a.m., the viewing platform and the “Sphere” restaurant should be accessible to visitors again, as the operators announced.
Jeweils 50 Menschen dürfen gleichzeitig auf die Plattform oder ins Restaurant, ein Wechsel vom Restaurant auf die Aussichtsetage oder umgekehrt ist dabei nicht möglich, wie ein Sprecher erklärte. Auf der Aussichtsplattform gelte außerdem eine Maskenpflicht.
Damit sich keine Schlangen bilden, müssen Besucher vorab online Tickets reservieren, dabei werden Zeiten vergeben. Der Aufenthalt auf der Aussichtsetage ist den Angaben nach auf 45 Minuten beschränkt, im Restaurant auf zwei Stunden. According to their own statements, the operators reserve the right to measure the temperature of visitors in the entrance area. In addition, the contact details of the guests should be recorded in order to understand possible infection chains.
Das höchste Bauwerk Deutschlands mit 368 Metern bis zur Antennenspitze war am 3. Oktober 1969 zum 20. Jahrestag der DDR (7. Oktober) eröffnet worden.
19.01 Uhr: 405 aktive Corona-Fälle in Berlin, 5987 Erkrankte genesen
Die Zahl der Neuinfektionen mit dem Coronavirus ist seit Mittwoch um 30 Personen gestiegen. 6582 Menschen sind bisher insgesamt erkrankt, 5987 sind genesen. Seit Mittwoch sind vier Menschen mit oder an dem Coronavirus gestorben. Die Zahl der Todesopfer in Berlin beträgt insgesamt 190, vier mehr als am Mittwoch. 405 Menschen sind aktuell laut Gesundheitsverwaltung erkrankt. 172 Menschen werden im Krankenhaus behandelt, 62 intensivmedizinisch.
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