Coronavirus crisis in Germany: More than 300 nursing homes affected by infections – knowledge

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According to research by the ARD magazine “Faktor” are now nationwide at least 331 nursing homes affected by coronavirus infections. This emerges from a survey of the magazine in the responsible ministries of all federal states. Bavaria, Saarland and Saxony-Anhalt, however, did not provide any information (more in the news blog below).

Worldwide, according to US experts, are already More than 80,000 people have died after a coronavirus infection. The number of confirmed infections with Sars-CoV-2 rose to around 1.4 million worldwide by Tuesday afternoon.

In Germany, parents are said to be suffering from the coronavirus crisis no disadvantages with parental allowance to have. Federal Minister of Family Affairs Franziska Giffey agrees with the parliamentary groups of the Union and the SPD to temporarily change the calculation basis, as her ministry announced on Tuesday. If someone is earning less because of the crisis, the months affected should not be counted.

According to calculations from the Tagesspiegel there was on Tuesday evening 106,739 documented cases of infection in Germany. 1942 people died from Covid-19. Worldwide exists after the Johns Hopkins University lineup around 1.4 million infected. In addition, the statistics record more than 80,000 deaths.

Background information about the corona virus:

Those who fear losing their super form must understand that
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Vitali Klitschko, Mayor of Kiev and former boxing world champion, warns recreational athletes to comply with the corona virus measures (via dpa)

The number of confirmed deaths in New York is increasing more rapidly

The number of new deaths in the coronavirus crisis reached a new high in the state of New York from Monday to Tuesday. Be in time 731 infected people died, Governor Andrew Cuomo said at his daily press conference. Overall, the number of deaths in the particularly hard hit state was around 5500. In the previous days, around 600 patients had died. Overall, the number of New Yorkers who tested positive is over 138,000.

Cuomo reaffirmed that the peak of the crisis in New York had apparently been reached. The number of Covid 19 patients treated in the hospital has not increased significantly lately. He pointed out that the epidemic had been raging in the city for “only 37 days”. The 1918 influenza pandemic raged for six months in New York. (Reuters / dpa)

The morgues are still sufficient, explains Mayor de Blasio. But the city plans for an emergency. A city council even considered funerals in parks.

Tagesspiegel | Oliver Bilger

Trump accuses WHO of failure

US President Donald Trump has accused the World Health Organization (WHO) of failing to use coronavirus and over-belonging to China. The organization “really screwed it up,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. Even though the United States paid a large part of the WHO budget, the organization was too focused on China. “We will take a good look at this,” he continued. The WHO recommendation that the borders not be closed to travelers from China was “wrong”. “Why did you give us such a wrong recommendation?”, asked Trump.

In Trump’s conservative news channel Fox News, several experts recently criticized that the Geneva-based WHO was under the spell of China. The organization should have warned the world earlier and more drastically, they argued. They also resented the fact that the WHO had repeatedly praised China for dealing with its own epidemic of the novel corona virus. (dpa)

Study: Pandemic exacerbates disadvantage for women

According to economists, the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating the disadvantage of women in the labor market. The school closings had a particularly negative effect, The University of Mannheim announced on Tuesday, which affects more than 1.5 billion children worldwide. The burden on women increases because they largely take care of the children and have to compensate for the lack of school care themselves. This affects single mothers particularly badly.

Are currently the jobs of women are more affected by the crisis, so the result a study by the Mannheim economist Michèle Tertilt and three other scientists. With many women employed in the health, hospitality and travel industries, many more women than men would likely lose their jobs. This distinguishes the current economic downturn from previous recessions.

Standstill: According to a study, women are particularly affected by the crisis.

Standstill: According to a study, women are particularly affected by the crisis.

Moises Castillo / dpa

In the long run, however, the coronavirus crisis could change cultural norms and give women advantages, it said. This has to do with the fact that, due to the crisis, many people go about their work from home and use the possibilities of the home office. Mothers would benefit greatly from this new flexibility. (epd)

Norway eases first measures

After a number of other countries in Europe, Norway is also risking a first easing of its coronavirus measures. Kindergartens will reopen in the Scandinavian country on April 20, seven days later the first to fourth grades of schools will follow, as Prime Minister Erna Solberg said at a press conference in Oslo on Tuesday. The aim is to bring all pupils back to school before summer, added Education Minister Guri Melby.

The Norwegians will also be allowed to spend the night again in their beloved huts from April 20. It is important to the government that their country a unified, controlled and gradual strategy chase, said Solberg.

More than a gesture: Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced that the first restrictions in the context of the coronavirus pandemic will be reversed.

More than a gesture: Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has announced that the first restrictions in the context of the coronavirus pandemic will be reversed.

Terje Bendiksby / dpa

At the start of the week, new figures showed that the average person infected with the virus in Norway is currently only 0.7 other people. Health Minister Bent Hoie said on Monday the coronavirus epidemic was brought under control. On Tuesday, however, he said: “The fight against the virus has not been won.” By the afternoon, 5863 infections with Sars-CoV-2 had been detected in Norway. 69 people with Covid 19 disease died.

The Norwegian government had In mid-March, strict measures against coronavirus spread introduced. Among other things, the borders are closed to foreigners. Norwegians returning home need to be quarantined for 14 days. Schools and kindergartens have been closed since March 12th. (dpa)

Lufthansa shrinks fleet and closes Germanwings

In response to the coronavirus crisis Lufthansa closes the flight operations of its Cologne subsidiary Germanwings. In addition, several planes of other sub-companies are to be decommissioned, as the company announced on Tuesday in Frankfurt.

As part of this restructuring, capacity should be reduced at almost all of the Group’s flight operations and administration should be reduced. Lufthansa also expects a significant drop in demand for air travel for the period after the corona virus crisis. As many employees as possible should be offered continued employment within the group. The company wants to negotiate with the social partners about this. (dpa / Reuters)

Aircraft from other sub-companies are also to be shut down.
Trade unions are throwing the company rabid corporate restructuring
public funds.

Tagesspiegel | Rolf Obertreis

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