CORONA in Germany and worldwide

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In Germany, as of Saturday, October 17, 356 387 cases of this virus have been confirmed since the start of the pandemic – more than ever since the pandemic began. Compared to the previous day, their number has increased by 7,830. This is the third record in a row. A total of 9,767 people have died as a result of the Covid-19 disease. Confirmed cases worldwide: 38,966,868; died: 1 098 937; recovered: 26 917 736.

Italy has more new infections than ever before
In Italy, the Ministry of Health registered 10,925 new infections within 24 hours – more than ever before. In addition, another 47 people have died due to the corona virus. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is preparing to announce further measures to combat the spread of the corona virus on Sunday.

UK reports 150 deaths in one day
The UK has recorded 150 coronavirus-related deaths in just one day, according to government figures. This is more than ever since the start of the pandemic. 136 deaths were recorded on Friday.

Foreign Ministers of Belgium and Austria tested positive

Following Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg, Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes has now also tested positive for the corona virus. She announced this on Twitter. She presumably contracted the infection in her family. Both politicians attended a meeting of EU foreign ministers earlier this week.

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier in quarantine
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier went to quarantine today. As the office of the federal president in Berlin announced, one of his bodyguards tested positive for the corona virus. The person from the command of the Federal Criminal Police Office is the direct contact person. Steinmeier’s first crown test was negative.

Germany says this:

Germany: Long-term shorter-working-day benefits cause abuse

Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia – 70,000 people in NRW in corona quarantine

Germany: Will kindergartens be closed in risk areas

Germany: Returnees and risk zones will not be paid for their quarantine stay

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