In the live ticker, NDR.de will also inform you today – Monday 2 May 2022 – about the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg. You can read yesterday’s reports in Sunday blog light.
The essentials in brief:
- The mask requirement also ends in Hamburg schools
- First day of school without compulsory exam in Lower Saxony
- New infections confirmed in the north: 252 in Schleswig-Holstein
- Hamburg: only Tuesday from the authorities the numbers on the new infections
- RKI: 4,032 new crown cases registered nationwide – Incidence at 639.5
Tables and graphs: This is how the vaccination campaign in the north works
Map: New infections in northern German counties
The mask requirement also ends in Hamburg schools – testing continues
After most of the Crown rules in Hamburg have expired, schoolchildren no longer have to wear masks in schools. The school authorities had already announced on Friday in a letter to the school management: “Wearing a mask at school is an individual decision of each individual since May 1st, which we treat with respect and which cannot be prevented or forced by anyone”. This applies not only to students and school staff, but also to all other people entering the school. However, schoolchildren should continue to be tested for Corona twice a week. And according to the school authorities, the rules for the regular ventilation of classrooms continue to apply.
No deaths per crown reported for the first time since September: nationwide incidence at 639.5
For the first time since September, German health authorities have not reported a single new crown death to the Robert Koch Institute within 24 hours. This emerges from the RKI data this morning. Subsequent modifications or additions are possible. According to current data, the seven-day incidence is 639.5 (previous day 666.4; previous week: 790.8; previous month: 1,531.5) 4,032 new corona infections were recorded in one day. A week ago it was 20,084.
Lower Saxony: first day of school without compulsory exam after a long time
As of today, the mandatory crown test in nurseries and schools in Lower Saxony will no longer apply. Those who want to challenge themselves will receive three test kits per week in May. This applies to all schoolchildren and kindergarten children from the age of three. Education Minister Grant Hendrik Tonne (SPD) stressed that with the withdrawal of most of the Corona requirements, a feeling of normalcy will return. Children and young people, in particular, “with significant restrictions such as closing schools, alternating classes, wearing masks and mandatory tests, have done more than others to slow the pandemic and protect others.” However, the current data on the infection also show all too clearly that the pandemic has not yet been overcome. If you voluntarily wear a mask to school or want to test yourself regularly before going to school or daycare, you can of course do it.
PCR is negative: Habeck keeps appointments again
According to his ministry, Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) will resume all scheduled appointments from today. After three positive rapid corona tests on Friday morning, a subsequent PCR test yielded a negative result, a ministry spokesperson said Sunday. A second PCR test for corona virus over the weekend also confirmed the negative result. “He is now fully back to work and will also attend the special meeting of EU energy ministers in Brussels on Monday afternoon,” said the spokesperson. On Saturday, the Green politician did not attend his party’s state council in Düsseldorf due to the crown suspicion. He was hooked up via video for his speech about him.
Hamburg: only Tuesday the numbers on new infections from the health authorities
With the end of the pandemic situation in Hamburg, the Hamburg health authority will stop reporting daily new corona infections and other values. In the future, an update on the seven-day incidence and hospital occupancy will be published weekly, on Tuesdays. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a value of 833.9 for Hamburg on Sunday as an incidence over seven days (new infections per 100,000 population and week). The health authority had given the value of 1,067 the day before.
Schleswig-Holstein: Corona incidence at 932.9
The incidence of corona in Schleswig-Holstein has again decreased. The value was 932.9, as can be seen from the data from the civil registry office. The day before, the new infections recorded per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days were 950.5, on Friday they were 985.7. There are 252 new infections (previous day: 829 / previous week: 390).
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The live ticker for the Corona situation starts on Monday
Good morning! With our live ticker we want to inform you today – Monday 2 May 2022 – about the effects of the corona pandemic in Northern Germany. Here you will find all the important news and contents of NDR radio and television programs. You can read yesterday’s events in Sunday’s blog.
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