Several deaths have also been reported in Germany in connection with the coronavirus. The situation is particularly critical in North Rhine-Westphalia.
- The number of Sars-CoV-2 infected in Germany continues to rise.
- The district of Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) is particularly affected by the corona virus.
- In Germany are related to the Corona virus the first deaths have already been reported.
Update from March 16, 12:37 p.m .: After the catastrophe had already been declared in Bavaria, NRW is now closing all facilities that do not necessarily have to be maintained. As explained in a press conference, leisure facilities will also be closed.
It is made clear once again that children in particular should stay at home to interrupt the chains of infection. However, Yvonne Gebauer, Minister of Education at NRW, explains that schools remain open to children who cannot be looked after by their parents. However, proof must be provided that the parents cannot actually be released from their work.
“We are in a very serious situation,” explains Joachim Stamp, Deputy Prime Minister of NRW. “We have an urgent appeal for the children to be looked after at home,” continues Stamp. The children should not be brought to the grandparents, even if they would offer that despite the current situation.
Even private initiatives that would organize themselves in the neighborhood are not conducive to the current situation. “This is wrong because it leads to further social contacts,” explains Stamp.
Corona virus in North Rhine-Westphalia government decides further measures
Update from March 15, 6:31 p.m.: The NRW state government has decided to take further measures to contain the corona pandemic. Leisure, sport, entertainment and educational offers are to be discontinued through a decree by the NRW Ministry of Health.
All bars, clubs, discos, arcades, theaters, cinemas and museums will close on Monday. From Tuesday, the operation of gyms, swimming pools, fun pools and saunas will also be prohibited.
Libraries, restaurants, restaurants and hotels have strict requirements to prevent the spread of the corona virus. Banks and retailers, especially for food, pharmacies and drug stores, remain open. According to the State Chancellery, the regulations should initially apply until April 19.
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Sixth coronavirus death in NRW
Update from March 15, 5:59 p.m.: There is one in North Rhine-Westphalia sixth Covid-19 death. An 81-year-old man died of a coronavirus infection on Sunday, the city of Düsseldorf said on Twitter. The 81 year old had been tested positive for the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus a week ago.
03/15/2020, 5:30 p.m. – The 81-year-old man, who tested positive for the corona virus a week ago, unfortunately passed away today. Our sincere sympathy to relatives and friends and a lot of strength in this difficult time.
– City of Düsseldorf (@Duesseldorf) March 15, 2020
Update from March 15, 1:05 p.m .: The number of infected people continues to rise in Germany. Particularly affected: North Rhine-Westphalia. As the Düsseldorf Ministry of Health explains on Sunday, the number of people who tested positive rose to around 2,100 by Sunday noon. This is an increase of about 464 people compared to Saturday.
Particularly affected: the district of Heinsberg with around 650 people who have been tested positive.
The corona virus now seems to have initial consequences for Deutsche Bahn. Travelers have to be prepared for restrictions. How far the effects are going to be discussed with Anne Will on Sunday evening.
Coronavirus in NRW: Number of infected people continues to increase
Update from March 14, 8:18 p.m.: The Robert Koch Institute reports 1,154 coronavirus cases (March 14, 8 p.m.), including five deaths, for North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW).
Update from March 14, 1:53 p.m .: The number of proven Coronavirus infections in North Rhine-Westphalia there are 1,636 people on Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. This is reported by the Ministry of Health in Düsseldorf. On Friday afternoon (4:00 p.m.) there were 1,433 cases. The number has increased by more than 200 cases in less than 24 hours.
The Heinsberg district remains the most affected by far with 589 detected infections. In Aachen and the city region of Aachen there were a total of 85 infections with the novel corona virus. In the largest city in the state, in Cologne, there were 83 cases. In the second largest city Düsseldorf 23, in Dortmund 14 and in Essen 34.
The corona crisis has meanwhile also had a noticeable impact on Germany’s supermarkets.
Corona stronghold: NRW threatens protective mask shortage – number of infected continues to increase rapidly
Update from March 14, 10:21 p.m .: In North Rhine-Westphalia the number of cases is Coronavirus infections massively increased within a very short time. As a result of the strict quarantine requirements, the health system in the most populous German state quickly reached a limit and was soon able to follow the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute no longer obey – otherwise it would not have been possible to maintain hospital operations in some clinics, for example. Now the federal state is faced with another problem: It had previously been criticized that in medical practices and hospitals in NRW, face masks and masks are not enough Disinfectant are reserved. At the moment, however, protective articles are becoming scarce, their prices are rising and some countries have stopped exporting. This leads to a bottleneck in NRW. The country is currently waiting for a million face masks. That reports the Rheinische Post.
Around 1,500 infections have already been reported in NRW. Three people have died from the effects of Sars CoV-2 infections. “Because of the already known worldwide Export restrictions it is not yet possible to predict when the masks will be available, ”said a ministry spokeswoman. However, she emphasized that everything would be done to procure the necessary protective clothing at short notice. The federal state is currently receiving support from the German Armed Forces, which is currently being supported by the authorities with laboratory capacities and medical protective equipment as well as specialist personnel.
Coronavirus in NRW: Number of infected over 900 – decision to close school expected
Update from March 13, 2020:
North Rhine-Westphalia School Minister Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) expects a decision about school closings this Friday. Gebauer said in the morning about daycare centers in NRW, said WDR5. It had previously been announced on Friday that schools and day-care centers in Saarland and Bavaria will be closed from Monday until Easter.
Gebauer assumes that the cabinet in NRW – which meets this morning – comes to a decision. The minister emphasized that schools are “places of social contact” like Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) addressed on Thursday. Merkel had said that social contacts should be avoided as far as possible in order to slow down the spread of the novel corona virus.
The school minister said that if schools closed on Monday, 2.5 million children and young people would be without regular care. “Grandparents cannot be involved” to help, said Gebauer – because they should be protected. The question is how to deal with children who need care.
RKI on Coronavirus in NRW: Next week will be decisive – number of infected over 900
Update at 9 p.m .: In Heinsberg there is another fatality. A 78 year old woman is like N24 reported her Corona virus– succumb to disease.
She is already the fourth person in NRW died of the new lung disease.
Update at 2:14 p.m .: According to the Heinsberger district administrator Stephan Pusch (CDU) is that caused by the corona virus impending crisis of confidence in the population worse than the medical problems associated with the CoVid-19 spread. “In my view, the corona virus is a medical problem, of course – but the trust problem is much worse, which causes it in the mind,” said Pusch in a video message on Thursday.
Distrust, exclusion and fear in the end also led to economic problems. In his experience, the best means, on the other hand, are solidarity, compassion and tackling things together. Citizens from Heinsberg had reported to the district administrator that the employer had sent them home because of their origin, or that they were no longer allowed to enter the company premises.
“It may be that tomorrow – we all do not want to hope – your district, your city will be affected by exactly the same problems,” said the district administrator. Then these people would be themselves Exclusion Experienced. The circle Heinsberg is still from the spread of the virus strong affected. Almost dhe half of the 909 infections in NRW (As of 10 a.m.) in the district of Heinsberg proven.
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Coronavirus in NRW: According to the RKI, infection chains in Heinsberg are no longer traceable
Update from March 12, 2020, 10:34 a.m .: After a second person died of the coronavirus in the district of Heinsberg on Wednesday, come from Robert Koch Institute (RKI) News that the residents in Heinsberg probably do not like to hear. According to the institute, the authorities are basically still able to Understand corona infection chains. Only the particularly affected group Heinsberg provides in this regard exception represents.
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Tracing infection chains by locating and isolating contacts from infected people is extremely important to prevent them Slow the spread of the disease. This is to prevent a large number of seriously ill patients from having to be treated in hospitals in one fell swoop. RKI President Lothar Wieler estimates that the Epidemic onset in Germany very much recognized early unlike in Italy. This would have allowed hospitals to prepare.
But it will only become clear in the next few weeks whether Germany will succeed Get a grip on the corona crisis. Especially the situation in a circle Heinsberg is a critical factor here.
Coronavirus in NRW: Second casualty from the Heinsberg district
Update from March 11, 2020, 4.32 p.m.: The third known death in Germany and the second in the district of Heinsberg was a patient in a Heinsberg hospital.
The 73-year-old man died on Wednesday night, the circle said. It was a dialysis patient with severe previous illnesses. It is not known where the patient could have been infected with the coronavirus, reports the Rheinische Post.
Corona virus in North Rhine-Westphalia: teachers call for a corona vacation
Update from March 11, 2020, 2:23 p.m.: The number of Coronavirus cases in NRW is on 687 (As of March 11, 10 a.m.) According to the North Rhine-Westphalian Minister of Health Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU), further spread of the virus cannot be prevented. He said that on Wednesday morning in the Düsseldorf Landtag.
As the West German newspaper reports calls the protection community of employed teachers (SchaLL.NRW) to close all schools in the state and Corona vacation from March 20.
Another coronavirus patient dies in the district of Heinsberg (NRW)
Update from March 11, 2020, 12:27 p.m.: There is sad news from the district of Heinsberg (NRW): A patient infected with the coronavirus has died in the district of Heinsberg (NRW). The patient died in the Heinsberg hospital, said a spokeswoman for the district on Wednesday, without giving any further details. Previously she had Rheinische Post reported.
Third coronavirus death in Germany
Update from March 11, 2020, 11:54 a.m.: Another coronavirus death occurred in the district of Heinsberg (NRW). On the second death in the district of Heinsberg and thus the third death in Germany – reports the Rheinische Post. A spokeswoman for the Heinsberg district has confirmed this to the editorial team.
Update from March 11, 2020, 10:58 a.m.: The corona virus has the Heinsberg district in NRW with 365 cases (As of March 11th) hit particularly hard. According to District Administrator Stephan Pusch, 15 patients with coronavirus have been hospitalized in hospitals in the district. Pusch asks for support from surrounding hospitals to deal with the corona crisis. The feedback from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia was mostly positive.
There was a solution to another follow-up problem: The dates for the pre-school exams take place despite the school closing. Students are spread across multiple rooms to minimize the risk of infection.
Coronavirus in NRW: 158 newly infected people within one day – five people in “threatening condition”
Update, 9.30 p.m .: The number of corona infections in North Rhine-Westphalia continues to rise. After there was talk of around 580 confirmed cases, Axel Borkenkämper, spokesman for the Federal Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, spoke of significantly more infected people. Accordingly, it should now 642 confirmed cases give, which means an increase of 158 cases compared to yesterday’s figures from the Robert Koch Institute. The reports Westphalian scoreboard, the 365 of the cases in the district of Heinsberg located. In the district of Aachen (61), Cologne (33) and Coesfeld (21), infections were also observed.
Coronavirus in NRW: major events across the state before cancellation
Update, 3:12 p.m .: After Bavaria and Schleswig-Holstein already banned all events with more than 1,000 participants, NRW is now following suit. As Karl-Josef Laumann, Minister of Health of NRW, explains in the afternoon, all events with more than 1,000 participants are now also prohibited in NRW. Sports events, such as soccer games, are likely to take place without an audience. This regulation should initially unlimited respectively.
The district of Heinsberg is still considered the region with the most infected people in Germany, five people would currently be in life-threatening condition.
Coronavirus in NRW: After the first deaths – institute can no longer interrupt infection chains
Update, 10:36 a.m .: As the Robert Koch Institute explained on Tuesday morning, will now be whole Italy to the Risk area explained. The country had therefore recognized the spread of the disease very late. Accordingly, the number of people infected worldwide * continues to increase, around 111,000 people are now ill worldwide, and the death rate worldwide is around 3.5 percent. It is unclear how high the undisclosed number of undetected infected people is.
Especially in a circle Heinsberg it is no longer possible to identify and interrupt all chains of infection. In other regions, however, the chain of infection could still be broken.
According to this, one in five sufferers will become serious Illness* live through, these people should now be protected with the measures taken. In the press conference, the Robert Koch Institute appeals to all mayors and municipalities to activate the risk plans of the respective districts. The clinics, on the other hand, should activate the pandemic plans.
Events that are not absolutely necessary should therefore be canceled. “We need care, that’s for sure. But there are simply things you can do without. You can also do without going to a football game, ”explains Lothar Wieler from the Robert Koch Institute.
Austria is taking drastic measures in the fight against the corona virus. After a travel warning for the whole of Italy, the government wants to largely stop entry from the neighboring country.
Coronavirus in NRW: Heinsberg district particularly affected
Update from March 9, 7:04 p.m .: Because of the coronavirus infection, 15 people are being hospitalized in the particularly affected district of Heinsberg, including no children or adolescents. Older people with previous illnesses are particularly affected, said Heinsberg district administrator Stephan Pusch at a press conference on Monday evening.
Five of the patients would be treated in the intensive care unit. The wife of a seriously ill man from Gangelt is doing better, he is still in a critical condition. A total of 323 infections had been detected in the district by evening.
Coronavirus in NRW: District Administrator describes details of a death – “Hysteria is more dangerous than illness”
Update at 6:31 p.m .: The district administrator from Heinsberg, Stephan Pusch, has now commented on the first victim of death. The man is said to have died of heart failure at 2 p.m. on Monday. The 78-year-old suffered from a pre-existing illness, he already had a heart condition and suffered from diabetes.
The deceased reported to the hospital last Friday because he had the symptoms such as “diarrhea, fever and cough, and he was also at a carnival event where there were many infected people,” Pusch reported at the press conference.
The district administrator warned above all of the hysteria. “The question is not what do we do with the crisis – but what does crisis do with us?” Says Pusch: “This hysteria is based on irrational fears. And it is much more dangerous for our regulated life than what you really have on the ground with real dangers. “
Coronavirus stronghold NRW: deaths reported – first details of a victim known
Essen – For the first time in Germany two people are behind Diseases died with the new corona virus (Sars-CoV-2) *. One victim is one 89 year old woman out eatwho was treated in the university clinic there since the beginning of March.
The woman died of one lung infectionthat they have as a result of Coronavirus infection had gotten. The city of Essen announced on Monday. In the evening it should be from District Administrator Heinsberg give the other victim of death more information. A firefighter from Hamburg in Egypt had already died of the corona virus on Sunday.
Coronavirus stronghold NRW: Two deaths reported – first details of a victim known
The first confirmed case in North Rhine-Westphalia was announced on February 25. Then the virus spread further. It was first proven in a 47-year-old man from Gangelt in a circle Heinsberg and his 46-year-old wife. Both were transferred to the University Hospital Düsseldorf. The man was now in a very serious condition.
Finally, the number of confirmed Coronavirus infections in North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday (as of 10:00 a.m.) at 515. That was 31 more than the day before, according to the information provided by the NRW Ministry of Health. The number of infected people is also increasing in Baden-Württemberg.
The closure of entire metropolises such as Milan and Venice shows how controversial the situation is now. But German politics does not come from hibernation *.
The number of infections with the new Sars-CoV-2 has increased dramatically in Germany within a few days. Health Minister Jens Spahn advises against traveling to NRW and also hopes to play ghost games in the Bundesliga this weekend. At the same time, the Tagesschau raises a piquant question: do private hospitals not accept people infected with corona?
Without hysteria or glossing over #Corona virus there is only one sensible measure for the Bundesliga: #Ghost games in the next weeks. It’s hard to see, but there is a lot rolling in on the health care system and any mitigation of the wave is important.
– black and blue (@black and blue) March 9, 2020
Many people are worried. More and more cases of the mysterious corona virus are becoming known worldwide – including in Germany. But what are the symptoms of the lung disease? * The increasing number of reported coronavirus infections also increases the number of empty supermarket shelves. More and more consumers are switching to buying hamsters. The supermarkets try to take the situation with humor, an Aldi-Süd branch takes an unconventional measure.
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