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Schwesig appealed not only to refrain from traveling to risk areas, but to refrain from unnecessary trips abroad at all. Nobody can be sure that their vacation spot will not develop into a risk area. It is also nice in this country. "In any case, I’m looking forward to the autumn break in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania"said the head of government.
Schwesig appealed to restaurant visitors to fill out the attendance slips correctly. This is important for tracking contacts in the event of a corona infection. It announced that the federal government and the state heads of government decided on Tuesday to quickly implement the fine of 50 euros into state law.
The water police resumed the search for a 65-year-old sailor on the Schwerin outer lake on Monday. A boat crew is systematically searching the lake for the man from northwest Mecklenburg, who has been missing since Friday, said a police spokesman in Schwerin. At the weekend, police and rescue workers had been looking for the missing person with helicopters, boats and sniffer dogs, but were unsuccessful.
According to previous investigations, the 65-year-old set out on a sailing tour alone on Thursday. The boat was then spotted floating on the lake not far from Wiligrad and recovered. There was no trace of the skipper. The police suspect an accident.
In mid-September, a 78-year-old fisherman from Schleswig-Holstein was killed in a boat accident on the Inner Lake of Schwerin.
The volleyball players at SSC Palmberg Schwerin started the Bundesliga season with a mandatory win. One week after winning the Supercup again, the team of coach Felix Koslowski prevailed on Saturday evening as expected at VfB Suhl with 3: 1 (18:25, 25:18, 25:22, 25:21). In the first home game, the SSC is expecting USC Münster on October 10th (5:00 p.m.) in the Palmberg Arena.
In front of 506 spectators in the Wolfsgrube sports hall in Suhl, the Mecklenburg women had some problems with the newly formed hosts in the first set. Then, thanks to their individual class, they prevailed with increasing playing time and had their first league success after 119 minutes of play.
The best player at the German record champions was the new captain Greta Szakmáry, who was not one hundred percent fit in the game due to back problems. The Hungarian international scored 17 points, more than any of her teammates.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Interior Minister Lorenz Caffier (CDU) meets on Thursday for a working meeting with the President of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Hans-Eckhard Sommer. At the meeting in the initial reception center Stern-Buchholz in the south of Schwerin, the design of the asylum procedure should also be discussed. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the federal and state governments agreed in April 2019 to deepen their cooperation in the initial reception and thus make the processes more effective.123helpme.me
In response to the large influx of asylum seekers in 2015 and 2016, an additional office for the initial reception of refugees was set up in the former Stern-Buchholz barracks complex. Since then, however, the number of asylum seekers has also decreased significantly in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The state’s two initial reception centers in Nostorf / Horst (Ludwigslust-Parchim district) and Stern Buchholz have a total of 1,640 places, according to the Ministry of the Interior. In order to comply with distance rules, the rooms are currently not fully occupied.
The number of new corona infections in North Rhine-Westphalia continues to increase significantly. On Wednesday, the state health center reported 25.4 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants nationwide within seven days – as many as last in mid-April. According to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), NRW is at the top of all German territorial states. According to the head of the State Chancellery, Nathanael Liminski (CDU), an accommodation ban for travelers from risk areas is initially not being issued in NRW.
"There is no automatism", said Liminski after a switching conference of the heads of the state chancelleries of the countries with Chancellor Helge Braun (CDU) on Wednesday. This instrument can be used if the NRW Ministry of Health identifies certain regions accordingly. There must be a "give persistent diffuse infection processes". The country’s Corona Protection Ordinance has provided this option since July. If the mark of more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is reached within seven days, this is not necessarily the trigger for an accommodation ban.
In almost every fifth administrative area (10) of the 53 counties and cities in the country, the warning level of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants has been exceeded within seven days. Above this value, restrictions already apply in North Rhine-Westphalia, for example for private parties, football Bundesliga games must take place without spectators.
According to official figures from the RKI on Wednesday, the city of Hamm was particularly affected, with 94.9 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week, which continued to be at the top nationwide. Remscheid too, with a value of 61.3, was still above the important limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week. From this value onwards, the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia have to issue further restrictions for public life.
In the evening, the city of Wuppertal announced that the limit value had now also been exceeded there. The crisis team will discuss measures on Thursday morning.
According to the RKI, Solingen and Hagen (both 47.7) were just below the limit. They were followed by Gelsenkirchen (43.0), Duisburg (42.1), Essen (39.6), Cologne (39.6) and Leverkusen (38.5).
Against this background, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia is currently not planning any further tightening of the protective measures. Instead of new ones, the current regulations should be enforced more strongly, as a spokeswoman for the NRW Ministry of Health said. "The state government continuously monitors the infection process and is in contact with the communities particularly affected"the ministry announced on Wednesday.
According to the city, the number of new infections in Hamm is only falling in very small steps. A further tightening of the measures is not planned. In Hamm, stricter corona rules than those specified by the state already apply – initially until the end of October. For example, private celebrations in your own apartment must be registered with the city for 25 people or more. Only when the new infections fall below the value of 50 does a reporting requirement apply from 50 participants.
There were numerous corona infections in Hamm after a wedding celebration. According to a city spokesman, the infections reported so far are almost exclusively related to this celebration. During the follow-up, connections across several stations were sometimes discovered.
In view of the fact that the infection number of 35 was exceeded, the city of Essen decided to limit private parties in public spaces to 50 participants from next Monday. Celebrations with more than 25 participants must be registered with the public order office. "The regulatory office is prepared for numerous registrations"said a spokeswoman. Other municipalities with a registration requirement had reported three-digit registration numbers in a short time.
Should the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants exceed 50 in the past seven days, the number of participants at celebrations will be limited to 25. All measures would be coordinated with the state and the district government, said a spokeswoman. Essen had reached the important warning value of 39.6 corona infections on Wednesday morning.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 2000 violations of the state corona requirements have been registered in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This was the result of a survey by the German press agency among the districts and urban districts. For example, a total of around 1,000 administrative fines and fines were imposed in the Vorpommern-Rügen district. The district of Northwest Mecklenburg reported about 350 reports. A large part can be traced back to contact and entry bans.
More than 280 cases were counted in the state capital Schwerin. According to the city, more than 100 violations were due to forbidden celebrations and contact bans. In the Rostock district there were a total of more than 300 violations. More than 140 violations were found in the Hanseatic city of Rostock, and around 150 in the Mecklenburg Lake District.
In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, more than 9,200 contact persons have been registered since the beginning of the corona pandemic. With around 1900 contact persons, Ludwigslust-Parchim has the highest value of all districts and independent cities, as the Ministry of Health in Schwerin announced to the German Press Agency at the end of September. By the end of September, around 1200 corona infections had been confirmed across the country – on average, there were around eight contact persons for every sick person.
In the district of Northwest Mecklenburg there were between 1500 and 1700 established contacts, in the Hanseatic City of Rostock around 1700. In the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald, according to the Ministry of Health, there were around 1400 contacts, in the district of Rostock around 1200 and around 1000 in the Mecklenburg Lake District. The district of Vorpommern-Rügen had the lowest values with around 825 and the state capital Schwerin with almost 640.
According to the Ministry of Health, employees of the health authorities and those from the respective districts and urban districts follow up the contact persons. There are around 80 teams across the country with a total of around 400 women and men. If the infection situation is low, the employees would be used for other tasks.
The Robert Koch Institute differentiates between different categories of contact persons. Accordingly, there is a higher risk of infection if a person has had personal contact with an infected person for at least 15 minutes. This includes, for example, people from the same household.
In response to the increasing corona infections in Poland, Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) canceled her visit to the neighboring West Pomeranian Voivodeship. "The cooperation with our Polish partners and my regular Polish Day are matters close to my heart. It is all the more difficult for us to make the long-planned visit to Szczecin on October 16. having to cancel with a reception at the Philharmonie"Schwesig explained in a message that was distributed in Schwerin on Wednesday.
Marshal Olgierd Geblewicz and they both agree that "Reason and health protection top priority" had to have, so Schwesig. On Friday she had referred to the upcoming visit at the celebration of Unity Day in Schwerin and cited it as evidence of close partnership and good togetherness in the Baltic Sea region.
Instead of the personal encounter, the meeting should now take place in digital form due to important issues and the office of the MV employers’ association in Stettin should be opened by video conference.
The cancellations also affect the business trips of the Parliamentary State Secretary for Western Pomerania, Patrick Dahlemann, to Swinoujscie and Stettin, as well as the delegation trip to Gdansk from 20 to 23 October. According to Dahlemann, 50 participants had already registered for Gdansk. "Here, too, there will be digital exchange platforms for the companies and the program will be rescheduled for next year", announced Dahlemann. Poland has been one of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s most important trading partners for years and there is regular political contact at regional level.
Because of the corona pandemic, the celebrations for the Day of German Unity and the founding of the state this year in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are much smaller than usual. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) wants a reception in the sports and congress hall in Schwerin on Friday , the eve of the national holiday, pay tribute to the reunification and the founding of the state 30 years ago. 150 guests from politics, business, culture and volunteering as well as citizens were invited.
The number of participants was limited because of the continuing distance requirements. The host for the nationwide unity celebration on October 3rd is Brandenburg this year, but also with a reduced program.
There will also be numerous events in the districts and cities of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to mark 30 years of German unity. The district of Vorpommern-Rügen invited to a reception at the Parow Marine Technology School on Thursday – in a small setting due to the corona. Choirs of the city of Rostock want to encourage visitors to sing together in the Iga-Park on October 3rd. Contemporary witnesses will also report there about experiences from the time of the fall.
In Schwerin the day of unity will be with a ceremony in the Mecklenburg State Theater and a "Democracy market" committed in front of the theater. In Boizenburg (Ludwigslust-Parchim district), trees are planted to commemorate 30 years of unity and set an example for the future. Neubrandenburg is planning a gala concert, Wismar wants to visit the town hall on October 2nd as part of a multimedia show "spectacular canvas" and let Wismar citizens have their say.
In a video message on Thursday, State Bishop Kristina Kühnbaum-Schmidt paid tribute to the performance of the people in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania over the past 30 years. Hardly a family has been spared from job losses and upheavals. "Persevering in this and reorienting yourself professionally took a lot of energy", emphasized the bishop of the northern church. As a church that connects East and West, it keeps alive the message that freedom and responsibility for one another and for others belong together.
The leader of the left-wing parliamentary group, Simone Oldenburg, recalled the daring women and men who had paved the peaceful path to German unity with their protest. But their balance sheet over the past 30 years has been mixed: "Nobody fails to recognize that a lot of money has flowed into eastern Germany"said Oldenburg. And nobody ignores the fact that the GDR was a closed society with unjustifiable restrictions on freedom. But even 30 years after the historic stroke of luck the unity was "there is still enough misfortune and injustice to be recorded"such as the east / west divide in wages and pensions or the filling of management positions.
In the words of CDU parliamentary group leader Torsten Renz, the fall of the wall and the unification of the two German states are among the happiest events in the country’s history. "For the vast majority of people in East Germany, reunification was accompanied by enormous opportunities, an improvement in the material situation and an unprecedented level of freedom", emphasized Renz.