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According to a climbing guide, at least 100 people were infected during a corona outbreak on Mount Everest. Despite the ban on several demonstrations, critics of the corona policy have gathered in Berlin. In the fight against a rare corona variant, the French city of Bordeaux wants to vaccinate the population at a fast pace. Further developments in the news blog.

Saturday May 22nd

+++ In Parts of Indiawhich is particularly affected by the pandemic, According to official information, the situation is stabilizing. However, it is still too early to give the all-clear, said a member of the Indian government's Corona crisis team: "While it has stabilized in many parts of the country and the overall burden has decreased, we still have a long way to go with this wave . "

+++ With one Corona outbreak on Mount Everest have according to a climbing guide at least 100 climbers and supporters infected. Austrian Lukas Furtenbach said one of his foreign leaders and six Nepalese Sherpas were infected. The official Nepalese side disputed the corona stove on the highest mountain in the world. Furtenbach reported to the AP news agency in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu that he was aware of corona cases that had been confirmed by rescue pilots, insurance companies, doctors and expedition leaders. He has positive tests and can prove it. "We have at least 100 Covid-positive people in the base camp", he said. The number could be 150 or 200.

+++ Despite the ban on several demonstrations have themselves in Berlin gathered numerous critics of the corona policy in different places in the city. Again and again there were large gatherings of groups of people and violations of hygiene regulations. Until the early afternoon are scarce 100 people were temporarily arrested, among other things for personal checks and to enforce dismissals, the police announced via Twitter.

The Berlin police are on duty because of several demonstrations. (dpa / Annette Riedl)

+++ Regardless again increasing number of corona infections want the Russian city of St. Petersburg at the upcoming European Football Championship of plans for the Admission to hold spectators in their stadium. This was confirmed by the local EM organizer Sorokin at a press conference. "We are sure that we can ensure all necessary security measures, said Sorokin." We are not afraid.

+++ Despite the historical Corona economic crisis According to their own statements, the EU states are confident about the future. "There is good prospect for the economy to recover this year and next," said Portugal's Finance Minister João Leão after a meeting of EU economics and finance ministers in Lisbon. Many ministers have said that they expected growth to be even greater than in the latest forecast. Let it be one Time of hope and optimism.

+++ In the fight against a rare Corona variant want the French city of Bordeaux the population of the affected district of Bacalan vaccinate at high speed. In the district, almost 50 people tested positive for a "very rare" Covid-19 variant, the health authorities said. All adult residents of Bacalan therefore received "unconditional" access to vaccinations and should be vaccinated this weekend or early next week at the latest, it said.

+++ From the available corona vaccine quantities currently used more for second vaccinations than for the first injection. That was the case in the past two days, as Federal Health Minister Spahn (CDU) announced on Twitter. There he also wrote: "An expected but new development". According to the Robert Koch Institute, 797,359 people were immunized on Friday, 406,455 of them received their second dose. This means that the proportion of second vaccinations was more than half.

+++ There is between Federal Health Minister Spahn and the Baden-Württemberg head of department Lucha Dispute over vaccine distribution. The Green politician Lucha declared in Stuttgart, of course there is no vaccine lying around in his stateas Spahn suggested. Rather, the drugs are distributed specifically to the vaccination centers that need them most, and they are also used for mobile teams in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods.

+++ The German family doctors are calling for the vaccines to be distributed fairly in Germany. The chairman of the family doctors' association, Weigeldt, told the NDR that one could not accept that other structures would be favored. "If not all can be supplied, you have to at least distribute it evenly". In addition, he warned once again that the announced end of the vaccination priority on June 7th could lead to a massive rush on the practices.

+++ The virologist Jürgen Rissland has In view of the increasing corona incidences in some cases, warned to continue to exercise caution. The doctor from the Saarland University Clinic in Homburg told SR radio that one should not give full throttle again. In Saarland, the incidence rose to over 83 today. In the Saarlouis district, it passed the 100 mark again. The Saarbrücken regional association is just below that.

In India, many Covid 19 sufferers also get infected with one Fungus that causes severe discomfort and often leads to death. Reason for the infections with Mucormycosis, also known as black fungus called, could be wrongly dosed cortisone. India's Prime Minister Modi warned the population of the disease. We explain here why Covid 19 patients are particularly susceptible to the disease in India

+++ The chairman of the board of the German Kinderturn-Stiftung, Holze, has warned that the Lack of exercise due to the corona restrictions endanger the healthy physical and mental development of children could. The pediatrician told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that there is "a golden age of learning" for learning the basics of motor skills. If children didn't learn complex movements, they would later do more difficult with complex thought processes and difficult contexts.

Movement and balance exercises also help children in other contexts than in sport. (picture alliance / JOKER / Petra Steuer)

+++ At today's Despite the corona pandemic, the final of the Eurovision Song Contest has 3,500 spectators authorized. The organizers refer to a strict hygiene concept: All viewers are tested, the shows are scientifically supported as a model project. The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach, however, criticizes the undertaking. He said on ZDF: "We can't afford concerts with 3,500 spectators yet, it's still too early for that". TV broadcasts with so many viewers painted "the wrong picture" about the current state of the pandemic.

+++ The German Association of Towns and Municipalities fears that Due to the corona pandemic, more than 100,000 retail stores are closing permanently have to. That would stand up to 500,000 jobs at stake, said chief executive Landsberg of the "Rheinische Post". Basically, the situation as it was before the pandemic is not coming back. The people got to know and used the advantages of online trading.

While many local retailers are suffering severely from the current corona crisis, online retailers are doing brilliant business. The crisis is not only distorting competition in retail. Market power is also shifting in other sectors. State aid can only partially cushion this. Read here how Corona is changing competition and market opportunities.

+++ The health authorities have the Robert Koch Institute 7,082 new corona infections within one day reported. That is a good 800 less than a week earlier. The 7-day incidence decreased from 67.3 to 66.8 compared to the previous day. The number of deaths related to infection was 170, bringing it to a total of 87,298.

More current figures around the Development of new corona infections, but also vaccinations against the virus, see here.

+++ Two Large demonstrations in Berlin against the corona policy remain forbidden. The organizers had planned it for this weekend with 16,000 participants each. But now, after the administrative court, that too Higher Administrative Court Berlin-Brandenburg confirmed the ban. The reason given was that it was feared that the necessary hygiene measures not observed would. The negative experiences from the recent past with the expected group of participants from the so-called lateral thinker scene justify this assumption, according to the Higher Administrative Court.

The Berlin police are often involved in demonstrations - now they are preparing for the weekend of Pentecost (dpa-Zentralbild)

+++ The federal government wants that Extend financial aid for short-time work due to the corona pandemic. Labor Minister Heil announced that the relevant ordinance should initially apply until the end of September. The SPD politician told the editorial network Germany that this would cost an additional 2.6 billion euros and even beyond September if necessary be extended. Actually, the regulation should end at the end of June

+++ The federal government has the Classification of the UK as a coronavirus variant area defended. This step is tough for Great Britain, but it is necessary to prevent the rapid spread of the Indian variant in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Health said. The classification has been in effect since midnight. The classification as a virus variant area means, among other things, that the Entry from Great Britain to Germany difficult becomes.

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