In the midst of the corona crisis, Baden-Württemberg is gearing up for more infected people. Prime Minister Kretschmann speaks of an “alarm level red”.
Update 4:06 p.m .: Individual health offices in Baden-Wuerttemberg apparently disclose the data of corona infected people to the police. In some counties, lists of infected people’s data would be sent to police headquarters. The report the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) and the Swabian newspaper on Thursday. This is done so that officials can protect themselves from contact with an infected person.
The State Interior Ministry in Stuttgart is intended to justify this approach with the Public Health Service Act. This enables data to be collected in order to avert dangers from the population. The Ministry of the Interior also pointed out that the health authorities would later have to ensure that the data of those who had been healed were deleted.
Also the Police Union (GdP) defended the practice. “We lack information from infected people when we move out during operations,” said Hans-Jürgen Kristein, GdP country chief of the Swabian newspaper. These are especially necessary because the police lack protective clothing.
The approach raises critical ones constitutional issues on. The core question is whether the human rights on which the Basic Law is based may be undermined or at least massively restricted by the public health service. The Data protection officer of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Stefan Brink, told the newspaper that accessing patient data could be legally covered in individual cases. However, it is not permissible “that the police call up all infected data from all health authorities.”
The deputy SPD parliamentary group leader Sascha Binder criticized. “Instead of interfering so massively with the personal rights of citizens, the state government should rather provide the necessary protective equipment for the police,” he said, and asked the state government to ensure clarity.
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Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: Ministry of the Interior is considering deployment of the Bundeswehr
Update from March 26, 1:56 p.m.: In Baden-Wuerttemberg there are considerations to ask the Bundeswehr for administrative assistance to directly support the state police, reports the Swabian newspaper (Payment barrier). The police were thinned out due to the corona crisis.
Soldiers could take on transport tasks or protect police facilities. However, it is not planned that police officers and soldiers patrol with each other. The soldiers are always under the leadership of the police, it is said.
Update from March 26, 12.43 p.m .: There are new corona numbers for Baden-Württemberg. According to the Berliner Morgenpost meanwhile 56 people have died from the consequences of a Covid-19 infection. As of 10 a.m., 7283 people in the state were infected.
Update from March 25, 2020, 6.57 a.m .: In Ulm gets ready the Bundeswehr hospital on a possible clear Increase in Covid-19 patients before. Around 30 patients could currently be admitted to intensive care medicine, said Matthias Helm, senior physician and head of the clinic for anesthesiology, intensive care medicine, emergency medicine and pain therapy. A further ten beds would be made available in the near future.
Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: Ulm clinic also coordinates with Bavarian authorities
Depending on the development and course of the corona crisis, other wards could also be cleared for infected patients. The clinic in Ulm has a total almost 500 beds. The Preparations would in consultation with other hospitals in the region, its own district and neighboring ones Bavarian authorities met, said Helm. “We help each other out.” Nobody can say how the situation will develop in the near future.
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Update from March 24, 2020, 8 p.m .: Most of the confirmed corona cases are reported in Baden-Württemberg – not surprisingly – from the state capital Stuttgart.
As the Stuttgart News Reported to the Ministry of Social Affairs that Tuesday 710 new infections with the treacherous Lung disease Covid-19 reported. Almost every third new case is registered in the Stuttgart region, it is said.
Early evening update:
The @MSI_BW 710 further cases of confirmed infections with the #Corona virus reported. The number of infected people in Baden-Württemberg increases to a total of 6,043 https://t.co/c5ay1UEWur
– Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration BW (@MSI_BW) March 24, 2020
The district of Esslingen – located west of Stuttgart – has comparatively many cases. As of Tuesday evening are in Baden-Wuerttemberg so far 37 people corona died – 28 of them were 80 years old and older, according to the ministry.
Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: Schlager star Andrea Berg also helps
Update from March 24, 2020, 7 p.m .: Prominent support from the world of music – more precisely from superstar Andrea Berg*.
The hit star and her husband, hotelier and football official Uli Ferber, have agreed to “temporarily make a hotel wing of the Sonnenhof available as a bed reserve”. Both operate the well-known and large hotel in Aspach north of Stuttgart together, which is also the namesake of the third-division soccer team SG Sonnenhof Großaspach.
Accordingly, the district office and the Rems-Murr clinics because of the Corona pandemic asked for support. But none should be accommodated Covid-19 patients, but “use people who, due to the situation after a hospital stay, cannot go directly to the local rehabilitation clinics, retirement and nursing homes or return”, according to the website of the hotel.
Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: billions for the self-employed
Update from March 24, 2020, 6 p.m .: Also in Baden-Wuerttemberg running the fight against that Corona virus both medically and economically against the effects at full speed.
Several federal states want to use rescue programs worth billions to counter the effects of Corona crisis Action.
In Baden-Wuerttemberg are supposed to with the program Emergency Corona The self-employed, freelancers and small businesses that are in need of existence due to the crisis are supported. Of the five billion euros available for economic aid in the southwest, four billion are available for emergency aid.
Update from March 24, 2020, 1:04 p.m .: In the Corona virus crisis still apply Red alert“- said the Prime Minister of Baden-Württemberg Winfried Kretschmann on Tuesday in Stuttgart.
He further described the virus as an “enormous challenge for society” and reported that Baden-Wuerttemberg Rehabilitation facilities and hotels are currently being prepared to provide medical care to people there.
Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: Kretschmann praises the behavior of the population
The state also does everything it can to protective gear Kretschmann emphasized, according to information from the German press agency.
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utomobile manufacturer Daimler the delivery of total 110,000 protective masks agreed. There would also be more ten million surgical masks from China. In Baden-Württemberg, around 4,000 students have also agreed to help out in clinics, said the Prime Minister. He also praised the fact that most people would abide by the virus containment requirements in his state. But despite the fact that drastic measures have been taken, the number of infected people is still increasing, emphasized Kretschmann.
First message from March 23, 2020: Given the global spread Corona virus crisis international solidarity is becoming increasingly important.
One example was that State of Baden-Wuerttemberg Ahead. According to the Ministry of Science, there declared four university hospitals ready, Patient out the neighboring one To record Alsace. The region is one of the corona hotspots in France, especially in the department Haut-Rhin and in the entire region of eastern France Grand Est the number of corona infections has increased dramatically.
Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: Macron thanks the solidarity of neighboring countries
French head of state Emmanuel Macron has for cross-border support other countries in the fight against coronavirus spread via Twitter thanks.
“Many thanks to our European neighbors,” Macron wrote on Monday in the social network with a view to the Admission offers for French emergency patients from countries like Baden-Wuerttemberg. Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Switzerland and Luxembourg had previously offered to admit patients.
Merci à nos voisins européens. The solidarity of Europe sauve des vies. https://t.co/HGavQOAwXD
– Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) March 23, 2020
While Baden-Wuerttemberg regarding the support of the French neighbors in Corona virus fight* behaved exemplary, there was one Baden-Württemberg laboratory Messages that are less enjoyable. There were a total 2000 corona samples partly unusablebecause they couldn’t be analyzed for too long.
The reason was that the private establishment Missing chemicals required for the test. Samples from people from the circle are affected Tubingen as well as the circles Biberach, Ravensburg and the Bodensee district.
Also read which ones new developments there when looking for a vaccine* against the corona virus. And the plans of the U.S. military are also interesting in the event that President Donald Trump there falls ill with Covid-19. A secret report has now been released on this.
Corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg: Because of a laboratory breakdown, many of those affected have to be tested again
People from these regions who between the March 14th and 18th given a sample and have not yet received a result report again to your responsible health departmentin case she still show flu-like symptoms or have a fever*. Then a new test will be launched. If the symptoms have disappeared in the meantime, it is very likely that you will not be infected, it said.
It is also currently being examined whether at least some of the samples that have remained can still be used. The Ministry of Health like the counties have the laboratory, meanwhile, has been sharply criticized: “The procedure of the laboratory keeps all affected citizens in uncertainty and is not acceptable,” emphasized the institutions.
His The corona virus started in Baden-Württemberg by the way in the district Goppingen. There, on February 25, a human was tested positive for CoVid-19 for the first time. See the video for more information.
You can find more information on corona virus development in France and other European countries in our news ticker. And Corona is also on the rise in the United States. The city of New York is particularly affected. In times of the corona virus, Andrea Berg and her family now want to help directly – with their hotel.
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