Sunday, June 4th, 10:46 a.m .: Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) has warned of staff shortages in the travel and transport industry during the summer holidays. The “Bild am Sonntag” said Wissing: “Two points meet here – on the one hand, people who, after all the deprivation and restrictions during the corona pandemic, feel a great need to catch up on being on the road and traveling. On the other hand, there is the travel and transport industry, which was virtually paralyzed during Corona and lost employees. ”This gap has not yet been closed, especially in air transport. The minister called for a “job initiative to attract skilled workers” and modernization of the infrastructure.

The background is the lack of staff – from passenger control to aircraft handling to flight attendants, there are no employees who were looking for other jobs during the pandemic. “Across all locations, the service providers involved in handling passengers are missing around 20 percent of the ground staff compared to the pre-Corona period. This can lead to bottlenecks at peak times, especially at check-in, when loading suitcases and at the air security check,” said the general manager of the airport association ADV, Ralph Beisel, of the German Press Agency recently. The airport works councils estimate the total need at 5500 people nationwide.

Beisel emphasized in the “Bild am Sonntag” that due to the strict security requirements for staffing at airports, the so-called background check, employees could not be hired overnight

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Friday morning as 261.3. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week was 221.4 (previous month: 632.2).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 42,693 new corona infections and 91 deaths within one day to the RKI. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,452,148 detected infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

6.48 p.m .: At the suggestion of the Union, the virologist Klaus Stöhr is to move up to a commission for the scientific assessment of the state corona restrictions in Germany. This was announced by the health policy spokesman for the Union faction, Tino Sorge (CDU), on Thursday. Stöhr should therefore follow the Berlin virologist Christian Drosten, who withdrew from the committee at the end of April. Stöhr stands for a “pragmatic and calm corona course and for a transparent, data-based evaluation of the measures,” said Sorge on Twitter.

The Bundestag had stipulated in the Infection Protection Act that an external evaluation of the guidelines should come as part of the “epidemic situation of national importance” that had been in force for several months. According to the law, the committee of experts set up for this purpose is to submit a report by June 30th. The chairman of the committee, the lawyer Stefan Huster, had told the “Süddeutsche Zeitung” that there was great unanimity in the group that “no full scientific evaluation of all measures” was to be carried out by the end of June. Scientists from various disciplines belong to the committee.

Thursday, June 2nd, 6:41 a.m .: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Thursday morning as 221.4. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 207.0 (previous week: 262.6, previous month: 639.5).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 48,502 new corona infections (previous week: 39,705 registered infections) and 131 deaths (previous week: 136) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,409,455 infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

7:24 a.m .: In the southern Chinese port city of Shanghai, the restrictions have been largely relaxed after two months of strict lockdown with curfews. Since Wednesday, most of the 26 million people have been allowed to leave their homes. shops opened. Public and private transport have resumed with certain restrictions.

The economic and financial center of the second largest economy reported only 15 new infections the previous day – fewer than in three months. At the peak of the wave in Shanghai, there were 27,000 cases in one day in April. Nationwide, the National Health Commission reported 68 cases, 46 of them asymptomatic.

As the rest of the world tries to live with the virus, the most populous country is implementing a rigorous zero-Covid strategy. With the arrival of the omicron variant, China has been fighting the biggest corona wave since the outbreak of the pandemic more than two years ago. Chinese scientists warned that a full easing without any restrictions could result in 1.5 million deaths in China in six months.

Wednesday, June 1st, 6:21 a.m .: The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) gave the nationwide seven-day incidence on Wednesday morning as 207.0. This is evident from numbers that reflect the status of the RKI dashboard at 5 a.m. The day before, the value of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants and week was 201.7 (previous week: 281.8, previous month: 666.4).

However, the incidence does not provide a complete picture of the infection situation. Experts have been assuming for some time that there will be a large number of cases not recorded by the RKI – due to overworked health authorities and because not all infected people have a PCR test done. Only positive PCR tests count in the statistics. In addition, late registrations or transmission problems can lead to a distortion of individual daily values.

The health authorities in Germany recently reported 54,957 new corona infections (previous week: 49,141 registered infections) and 91 deaths (previous week: 158) to the RKI within one day. Here, too, comparisons of the data are only possible to a limited extent due to the test behavior, late registrations or transmission problems. In general, the number of registered new infections and deaths varies significantly from weekday to weekday, since more and more federal states do not transmit to the RKI, especially at weekends, and report their cases later in the week.

The RKI has counted 26,360,953 proven infections with Sars-CoV-2 since the beginning of the pandemic. The actual total number is likely to be significantly higher, as many infections go undetected.

12:52 p.m .: The police have been searching 25 properties in four federal states since Tuesday morning on suspicion of gang fraud with emergency corona aid worth millions. The focus of the operation is in East Friesland in Lower Saxony, said a spokesman for the Osnabrück police department of the German Press Agency. There are also searches in North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg. Several media had previously reported.

Five men between the ages of 26 and 62 are suspected. During the Corona crisis, they are said to have jointly applied for the Corona emergency aid in at least 104 cases and in at least 259 cases the subsequent bridging aid in Lower Saxony and other federal states in the amount of around 26 million euros for their own purposes and for companies during the Corona crisis. According to the investigators, damage of several million euros is said to have occurred.

The searches are being carried out by the Osnabrück Central Criminal Inspectorate and the Oldenburg Public Prosecutor’s Office. A total of around 120 workers are deployed.

Cash and valuable watches were seized during the searches in Hamburg, Neumünster, Bonn, Oldenburg, Aurich, Wiesmoor and other communities in East Friesland. In addition, asset arrests in the amount of 3.5 million euros were issued.

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