Update, March 24, 6:10 p.m .: Sixth Corona dead in Saxony
Health minister Petra Kopping (SPD) announced two deaths at midday. The ministry continued to report 1018 people infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus in the evening.
Update, March 24, 6:02 pm: People adhere to exit restrictions
The police counted 359 cases. These included abnormalities such as alcoholized adolescents and a 17-year-old who was supposed to be in quarantine but was traveling with a friend. According to Woller, 113 crimes and 83 violations of the Infection Protection Act have been registered since March 16.
He once again appealed to abide by the regulations, for the own and the protection of others. The exit restriction applies since midnight on Monday. After that, leaving the apartment or house without good reason is prohibited.
Update, March 24, 4:41 pm: Police send skiers home
Update, March 24, 4:27 p.m .: Dynamo fan action on Bruhl’s terrace
Update, March 24, 4:17 p.m .: 1049 Saxony fell ill
Update, March 24, 3.35 p.m .: Annaberg theater ensemble goes online
Every day from 6 p.m. there will be, among other things, reading series for children and adults, insights into current and future productions, a regular look behind the scenes, virtual workshops and music.
Director Ingolf Huhn wants to give the starting shot on Wednesday evening. It starts with the first two chapters of the classic “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The current program and links to the respective channels on social media are therefore available on the website of the Annaberger Theater.
Update, March 24, 3 p.m .: Saxony offers Czech commuters an offer
As of Thursday, Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer (CDU) said that those who stay will receive a subsidy of EUR 40 per day. Relatives or life partners could also come to Germany for the next few weeks. You should receive 20 euros per day and person. The offer is limited to three months and can be extended.
Kretschmer assumes that it affects around 1,000 people. There are capacities in pensions, hotels and holiday homes for accommodation.
Update, March 24, 2:53 p.m .: Saxony postpones elections until autumn
The only exceptions are the mayoral elections in Radeburg in the district of Meiben and Oderwitz in the district of Gorlitz. There, citizens should vote by postal vote on March 29. Wiedemar in the Northern Saxony district, where voting should also take place next Sunday, has postponed the ballot box, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
Update, March 24, 2:48 p.m .: Return flights with holidaymakers to Dresden
In the meantime, normal scheduled flights only take place occasionally in Dresden. Only two flights from Dusseldorf and London were expected on Tuesday.
At Leipzig / Halle Airport, normal air traffic has almost come to a standstill. Return flights should continue to take place. An aircraft from Dubai and two planes from Egypt landed in Leipzig / Halle on Monday. These newcomers also had to leave their contact details.
The planes bring the tourists to Germany and then fly back empty.
Update, March 24, 2:42 p.m .: Over 50 Corona missions for the Dresden police
Update, March 24, 2:25 pm: Dulig recommends hotels for commuters to the Czech Republic
Hotels and pensions are closed for tourist purposes. “It is expressly permitted that they can be opened further for official needs,” said the SPD politician on Tuesday in a video message posted on Facebook. This could prevent companies from losing their workforce.
The Czech Republic announced on Monday that it would close the borders for daily commuters from Thursday. You could either stay at home or look for accommodation in Germany for several weeks, said Interior Minister Jan Hamacek. Compliance with the quarantine regulations is checked “very strictly”.
According to estimates from Prague, more than 37,000 Czech cross-border commuters are employed in Germany, especially in the healthcare and catering sectors.
The Saxon State Medical Association warned of shortages. Around 400 Czech doctors would work in the Free State. It is not known how many of them commute to work every day.
Update, March 24, 2:12 p.m .: Eight Italian COVID-19 patients for treatment in Saxony
During the night, a military plane landed at Leipzig / Halle Airport and brought two seriously ill patients from Bergamo. The two 57-year-old men were transferred to Leipzig University Hospital. Treatment is carried out in close coordination with the medical colleagues in Bergamo.
Prof. Sebastian Stehr, Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy at the UKL: “The two patients are critically ill. They suffer from typical symptoms of COVID-19 disease, ie a pronounced lung function disorder.” You will receive intensive medical care.
Two further patients requiring ventilation with COVID-19 from Italy will admit the cardiac center and Helios Park Clinic Leipzig.
In addition, two more seriously ill patients from Bergamo are expected at the University Hospital Dresden and at the Lung Center Coswig.
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Update, March 24, 1:40 pm: Two deaths in Dresden
Update, March 24, 1:30 p.m .: Weekly markets in Dresden have to close
This particularly affects the markets at Schillerplatz, Munchner Platz and Lingernallee.
Katrin Schiel of the Deutsche Marktgilde is horrified: “The state of Saxony is the only federal state that prohibits the markets. It was only said that the markets are not affected by the general decree. For many traders, this is a threat to their existence.” that supply cannot be maintained in autumn if they are no longer allowed to sell anything. This decision has far-reaching consequences. “
The website of the city of Dresden currently says that the markets can open.
Update, March 24, 1:23 p.m .: 1018 cases now in Saxony
Update, March 24, 1:15 p.m .: Parked cars at Prague Airport can still be picked up until Friday
When picking up a sworn statement about the transit through the Czech Republic such as the parking ticket or the original ticket is required.
“The period of stay in the Czech Republic is to be kept as short as possible, a stopover is only allowed if absolutely necessary. This results from the exemption of the Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic No. 203 (CZ / EN) – point 14”, says it further.
You also have to be able to demonstrate that you own the vehicle. This can be done, for example, on the basis of the vehicle documents.
The model of the sworn declaration can be found HERE.
The regulation applies in particular to people who have flown from Prague Airport but have returned to Germany in other ways than originally planned due to the worldwide spread of the Corona virus and the resultant canceled flights.
Update, March 24, 1 p.m .: The number of infected people in Meiben has increased
In the meantime, there are also the first patients to be treated in hospital. These are two district residents who have passed the age of 80. Today, the central COVID control center at the University Hospital Dresden starts its work, according to the board of directors of the Elbland clinics Frank Ohi.
Around the clock, COVID-19 patients are referred through this center to clinics in Dresden plus the surrounding area, depending on the bed capacity. The Elbland clinics are part of this network, but follow their own concept with their COVID-19 station in Meiben.
The board said: “We will keep the houses in Radebeul and Riesa open for other emergencies and will only treat our COVID patients in Meiben.” The mobile station of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in cooperation with the Elbland clinics is expected to begin testing COVID-19 suspected cases at the Meissen hospital on March 25.
The infection outpatient clinic at the Meiben Clinic will be merged with the KV facility. In addition to the tests, which are carried out by smear, a “call center” should inform the patients about their test date.
Update, March 24, 11:50 am: Saxony’s soccer boss appeals to members to remain loyal to the clubs
The official emphasized that many existences are at stake. “Therefore, everyone should carefully check to what extent they rely on the money from tickets and subscriptions,” said Winkler. The SFV President also emphasized that securing professional football is also of enormous importance for the amateur sector.
On the basis of the basic contract between the German Football League (DFL) and the German Football Association (DFB), several million euros would flow annually. “If the financial situation of the professionals worsens, we amateurs will also have worse cards. In Saxony, our youngsters benefit specifically from game donations that we receive from RB, Dynamo and Aue,” said Winkler.
“This solidarity-based concept is often neglected in public. We need professional clubs as a driving force and motivator for young people. And we need small amateur clubs as a birth station for professionals and a social center for children and adolescents.”
The official is not a fan of ghost games in the Bundesliga, but “if there is no other way to end the season, you have to swallow this toad,” said Winkler.
Update, March 24, 10.25 a.m .: Large crowds in Radebeul
Update, March 24, 9.45 a.m .: Doctor from Gorlitz emergency department explains how to build a protective visor
He then explains how best to build a protective visor.
Update, March 24, 9.30 a.m .: Current figures for Saxony
Update, March 24, 9:00 am: Is Saxony in danger of a medical emergency?
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Update, March 24, 6:16 a.m .: Italian military aircraft landed, patients are to be transferred to Dresden and Coswig
Saxony wants to admit the patients in the hospitals in Leipzig, Dresden and Coswig and is thus responding to a request from the Italian government in Rome.
Update, March 23, 9:58 p.m .: Measures in front of the Kaufland
Update, March 23, 9:03 p.m .: Saxony curve flattens out
Update, March 23, 6.41 p.m .: Dresden as if extinct
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Update, March 23, 6:34 p.m .: Czech Republic is closing the borders for commuters
The Czech Republic is now also closing its borders for daily commuters to neighboring countries to work drive. You could either stay at home or find accommodation in Germany for several weeks, Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said after the cabinet meeting in Prague on Monday.
In the latter case, they would have to go into a two-week domestic quarantine after returning to the Czech Republic. Compliance with the quarantine regulations is checked “very strictly”.
Update, March 23, 6:14 p.m .: Two corona deaths in the Zwickau district
There are now three corona deaths in Saxony. A patient from the Bautzen district died on Friday.
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Update, March 23, 5:21 pm: Justice continues to investigate despite the crisis
The General Prosecutor’s Office in Dresden initially reduced the staff in the authority to “absolutely necessary” until April 17. Prosecution is guaranteed “at all times,” said Attorney General Hans Strobl.
The functioning of the rule of law is essential, especially in times of crisis, said OLG President Gilbert Hafner. Citizens could rely on “that the courts do everything to ensure this”.
Update, March 23, 5:12 p.m .: Balance on the curfew Sunday
Woller also commented on the cooperation with Czech Republic. The neighboring country has announced that it will tighten border controls for months. It is still not entirely clear how this is done, he said. According to reports, a core area should be excluded from cross-border commuters. This mainly affects nurses, doctors and hospital staff. There is an exchange with the government in Prague to keep border traffic open: “We are currently examining whether we can create overnight accommodation for Czech citizens who work in Saxony.”
The Saxon expansion bank has been working on it since Monday Applications for support small and medium-sized companies with an annual turnover of up to one million euros. Kretschmer specifically went into this again. The Free State requested no advance payments from the applicants for the interest-free loans and only wanted to know what the money was used for. Companies could receive up to 50,000 euros, in exceptional cases up to 100,000 euros. The term is eight years, and there is no need to repay three years.
According to Kretschmer, a repayment is only pending anyway if the companies concerned come out of the crisis well again. “We want to convert this loan into a grant for those who cannot, who have difficulty,” he said. According to him, a total of 120 million euros are available.
Update, March 23, 4:58 p.m .: Over 900 Corona Falls in Saxony
Update, March 23, 4:54 p.m .: Changes to childcare due to school and daycare closings
According to a message from the ministry, employees of banks and savings banks, agriculture, mountain security and mine defense, security-related IT infrastructure, inland navigation, health insurance, pension insurance, medical supply stores, psychological psychotherapists, child and adolescent psychotherapists, psychosocial emergency care, inpatient and outpatient are now included Aid for the disabled, child and youth welfare to the so-called systemically relevant professions and are therefore entitled to childcare as long as schools and daycare centers remain closed.
Furthermore, children are now entitled to emergency care if just one parent works in one of the systemically relevant professions in the healthcare and nursing sector or in the police force. Before that, both parents had to provide such proof.
Even if there is a risk to the wellbeing of children, emergency care can now be agreed with the youth welfare office.
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Update, March 23, 4 p.m .: Corona hotline for questions about the curfew
The new number 0351/56455860 can now be used to ask questions about the general decree on exit restrictions applicable throughout Saxony.
Update, March 23, 3:30 p.m .: Police and regulatory office continue to monitor
Update, March 23, 3:20 pm: Klepsch is happy to receive Corona help from the federal government
And further: “We need a safety net for these people.” The federal grants could primarily be used to pay ongoing rent and lease costs. The Free State also provides interest-free emergency aid loans and express guarantees, said Klepsch.
The federal government previously decided in Berlin to run aid programs worth billions in order to save jobs and companies. According to this, micro-entrepreneurs and solo self-employed who are at risk of survival are to receive financial injections of 9,000 to 15,000 euros over three months.
Update, March 23, 3:15 pm: “Tatort” filming stopped in Dresden
In the new case, the commissioners Karin Gorniak (Karin Hanczewski) and Leonie Winkler (Cornelia Groschel) together with their boss Schnabel (Martin Brambach) have to solve the murder of a paramedic during an operation. However, they are puzzled and at the same time, after the attack on an ambulance, the uncertainty among the helpers increases. The script was written by Christoph Busche, directed by Isabel Braak.
Update, March 23, 2:33 p.m .: Saxony accepts Corona Italians
It complies with a request from the Italian government. The hospitals in the Free State have signaled that they have the capacity to do so. In addition, one could learn to deal with the virus by treating the Italian patients.
“This is a very important sign that we can help others,” said Kretschmer. As of Monday, 866 cases of infection were registered in Saxony, most of them in Dresden, Zwickau and Leipzig.
Update, March 23, 12:58 p.m .: Mayor Hilbert thanks the Dresdeners
Update, March 23, 12.30 p.m .: More than 150 coronavirus infections in Dresden
Update, March 23, 12.25 p.m .: Layoffs and evictions at Vonovia suspended
Update, March 23, 10:49 am: Police remind you to take your ID card with you
Update, March 23, 9:35 a.m .: Development of coronavirus cases in Saxony
Update, March 23, 9:15 am: How homeless people are affected by the corona crisis
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Update, March 23, 7:48 a.m .: Exit restriction applies to all of Saxony since midnight
Update, March 23, 7:40 am: Wet wipes cause problems for city drainage
Update, March 23, 7:08 am: Saxons are still hamsters in the Czech Republic
Update, March 23, 7:05 am: Emergency aid applications for micro-entrepreneurs already available on Friday?