+++ Coronavirus update +++ – Corona: Donald Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for coronavirus – majority in Switzerland is behind corona policy of the federal government – 2673 new infections in Germany

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US President Donald Trump tweeted that he and his wife were Melania positive been tested for the coronavirus.

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06:30

Despite isolated criticism a majority of the Swiss population supports the federal government’s corona policy. This is the result of a representative survey by Tamedia and “20 Minuten” among a good 15,000 participants.

Accordingly, 53 percent of the people surveyed consider the federal measures to contain the coronavirus to be appropriate. The group of those who find the measures too strict or rather too strict, at 21 percent, is roughly the same size as the group who would like to see more stringent measures (24 percent).

Since April, when Switzerland was in lockdown, the population’s assessment has changed little, as the survey carried out at the end of September also shows. At that time, 58 percent of those questioned described the federal measures as appropriate.

More about it here.

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06:05

The Robert Koch Institute reports 2673 new infections in Germany. According to the RKI, the total number of those who tested positive for Covid-19 is now 294,395. The number of deaths increases by eight to 9508.

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05:00

In the Switzerland and Liechtenstein were sent to the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) yesterday, Thursday 550 coronavirus infections reported within 24 hours. In addition, the office registered a new death. 18 people had to be admitted to the hospital.

411 new infections were registered on Wednesday and 225 on Tuesday. On Monday the BAG announced the numbers for the whole weekend and Friday. A total of 782 new infections with the Sars-CoV-2 virus were reported in Switzerland and Liechtenstein for these three days.

Today’s figures from the BAG are expected around 12:30 p.m.

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04:45

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania go in quarantine. In the self-isolation, the Republican and his wife wanted to wait for the result of their corona tests, Trump wrote on Twitter. Trump had previously announced in an interview with “Fox News” that his advisor Hope Hicks had tested positive for the corona virus.

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02:30

In Mexico are meanwhile more than 78,000 people diedwho tested positive for the coronavirus. The number of deaths rose by 432 to 78,078, according to data from the Ministry of Health. The number of positive tests in Mexico increased by 5099 to 748,315.

According to a count by the Reuters news agency, have now more than 34.12 million people worldwide infected with the coronavirus and 1.014 million have died. The US remains the hardest hit country with around 7.2 million confirmed cases and 207,000 deaths, followed by India and Brazil.

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01:30

At the US online retailer Amazon have turned around this year 19,000 US employees with customer contact infected with the corona virus. These are 1.44 percent of employees in the area and in Amazon’s “Whole Foods Market” grocery stores.

The number was significantly lower than expected, the group announced on Thursday. Amazon was repeatedly asked to comment on how many of its “frontline workers” in the US had contracted the virus. According to the counts, 19,816 of the approximately 1.372 million employees tested positive between March 1 and September 19.

Amazon asked other companies to also submit data. During the virus crisis, the online retailer tried not to shut down its stores in order to meet the customer demand that existed during the lockdown with many stores closed. Amazon took various measures to protect its employees – including temperature checks and the use of software to comply with distance rules.

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00:30

The Coronavirus spreads in Brazil further out. The Ministry of Health reports 36,157 new infections. This increases the total number of infections to 4.847 million. The number of deaths rose by 728 to 144,680 within 24 hours. Brazil has the highest number of infections and deaths worldwide in the coronavirus pandemic after the USA and India.

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20:25

The European Medicines Agency EMA has with one Verification the so-called Oxford vaccine started against Covid-19. It is the first time that this has happened with a corona vaccine in the European Union. The vaccine was developed by the British-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in collaboration with Oxford University. The EMA warned on Thursday against hasty conclusions: This does not yet mean that the vaccine can already be assessed as effective and safe. That still has to be shown in the review.

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