In the live ticker, NDR.de will inform you today – on Sunday, June 27, 2021 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. The news and events of Saturday for reading on the blog.
The essentials in brief:
- Corona rules disregarded: Again the police in the Hamburg city park
- 33 new corona cases in Lower Saxony registered, 16 in Schleswig-Holstein
- RKI: Incidence drops nationwide to 5.7 – 538 new infections confirmed
Tables and graphics: This is how the vaccination campaign is going in the north
Map: New infections in the northern German districts
Curb the spread of the delta variant with a faster second vaccination?
The concern about the further spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus is a topic that is dominating the debates at the moment. Politicians like Janosch Dahmen, Member of the Bundestag, and FDP MP Andrew Ullmann are calling for the intervals between the first and second vaccinations for mRNA vaccines to be reduced in order to increase protection in the population more quickly.
The virologist Martin Stürmer said this morning in the NDR Info radio interview that it was important to keep the infection rate in Germany as low as possible in order to prevent new outbreak areas of the Delta variant. As many people as possible should be vaccinated twice as quickly as possible. You shouldn’t be careless and loosen up too much at once. Stürmer believes that it makes sense to have a test for all those returning to travel.
Bavaria wants comprehensive controls on return travelers
The state of Bavaria would like to enforce strict corona controls for travelers returning. According to Health Minister Klaus Holetschek, the reason is the delta variant of the virus. The CSU politician told “Bild am Sonntag” that vaccination cards and corona tests should not only be randomly checked at border crossings and airports. Bavaria is therefore currently coordinating with the federal government to ensure close controls. A test requirement applies to those arriving by land who have stayed in risk areas, as well as to air travelers from abroad in general. According to preliminary findings from England, the Robert Koch Institute assumes that the delta mutant is more easily transmitted than other variants of the coronavirus.
Government gives hope for major events
The federal government assumes that major events with thousands of participants will again be allowed in autumn. State Secretary for Economic Affairs Thomas Bareiß (CDU) told the “Welt am Sonntag” that as the vaccination rate increases, he is confident that it will soon be back to normal. If everyone has received a vaccination offer, there is no longer any reason not to allow events with 10,000 visitors or more. Bareiß announced that it would work for the most uniform rules possible in the federal states. Sales in the concert and event industry had slumped by 80 percent last year.
Corona rules disregarded: Another police operation in Hamburg’s city park
As in the night before, the police in Hamburg were on duty in the city park last night. According to NDR 90.3, thousands of people met there again to celebrate. Corona rules were disregarded, so that the officials finally stepped in and cleared the park. According to the report, bottles and firecrackers flew and there were some arrests.
Incidence in Lower Saxony is now 3.1
In Lower Saxony, too, the incidence value has decreased slightly compared to the previous day. As the Robert Koch Institute announced in the morning, it is currently 3.1 (previous day: 3.2 / previous week: 4.9). According to the information, the authorities recorded 33 new corona infections within 24 hours. Yesterday there were 29, last Sunday 54. The number of deaths in connection with coronavirus infections in Lower Saxony is unchanged at 5,757.
RKI confirms 538 new infections nationwide
Nationwide, the seven-day incidence fell slightly this morning, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI): if the value was 5.9 yesterday, it is 5.7 today (previous week: 8.8). 538 new corona infections were reported within one day – a week ago there were 842. The number of reported deaths rose by eight to a total of 90,754 since the pandemic began more than a year ago.
Schleswig-Holstein reports 16 new cases – the incidence is stagnating
In Schleswig-Holstein, 16 new corona infections were registered within one day. Yesterday it was 14, a week ago 19. As the figures from the State Ministry of Health show, the seven-day incidence remains unchanged from the previous day at 3.3 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. 29 corona patients are currently being treated in the hospital, 19 of them in intensive care units, 15 of them are ventilated. No new deaths were recorded. The most affected districts are Pinneberg (incidence 9.5) and Stormarn (7.4)
Corona heroes wanted: Join us
The NDR would like to say thank you to people who have done something special in the corona pandemic. We are looking for the caring neighbor who supported a family in quarantine at home, the teacher who inspired her students even at a distance, caregivers, pizza delivery people, supermarket employees – people who helped others to get through the crisis. You should receive special tickets for a concert by the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the NDR Choir or the NDR Big Band. Would you like to propose someone? All information is available at NDR.de/coronaheldinnen.
Good holiday start for Hamburg’s tourism industry
Tourism at the Hamburg Landungsbrücken is slowly awakening from the corona rigidity. The number of overnight guests in the city is also increasing again. “We see a brisk, incredibly good demand from Germany,” says Thies Sponholz, managing director of the Hotel Fontenay. With the start of the holidays, a lot of families with children are currently checked in there.
Service: Determine the incidence value for your place of residence
The seven-day incidence of new corona infections has recently fallen steadily in northern Germany. If you want to know what the incidence is in your city or in your county, just type in your zip code here:
Through the Sunday with the NDR.de Corona live ticker
Welcome this Sunday, good morning! Today, on June 27, NDR.de will keep you up to date on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in northern Germany. In the ticker you will find all the important news and also content from the NDR radio and television programs.
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