Update March 23, 5.43 p.m .: Five Osram plants affected – millions of dollars lost every day
The lighting company Osram has to significantly reduce its production due to the corona virus. A total of five plants are affected, as the Munich-based company announced on Monday. Industry circles assume that this will result in sales losses of five million euros for Osram every day. A spokesman did not want to comment on the number.
Specifically, the factories in Treviso and Bergamo in Italy are closed due to government measures in the Corona crisis. In Malaysia, the Kulim site and the Group’s largest production facility in Penang, worldwide, were partially shut down because of government restrictions on the number of employees per site.
A site in Austin is closed in the United States and will be disinfected after a suspected case. Osram’s German locations have not been affected to date.
Update March 23, 5:03 pm: FC Augsburg is training again in the midst of the coronavirus crisis
In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, FC Augsburg has started training again. As the soccer Bundesliga team confirmed on request, the unit of Heiko Herrlich’s team took place on Monday afternoon “as planned in groups on the pitch with the necessary protective measures”. No further details have been released. In the past few days, the Swabian professionals had trained individually at home.
Ligarivale VfL Wolfsburg had also started training again earlier.
Game operations in the Bundesliga are initially suspended until April 2. On Tuesday, the Presidium of the German Football League meets with Christian Seifert at the top via a switching conference to prepare the procedure.
Update March 23, 4:18 pm: Greens demand admission of seriously ill patients from Italy
The Landtag Greens are calling for a temporary admission of seriously ill Covid 19 patients from northern Italy for treatment in Bavarian hospitals. “We should follow the example of Baden-Württemberg and Saarland, who are now jumping to the side of their neighboring country France and care for acute respiratory patients in German clinics,” said group leader Ludwig Hartmann on Monday.
The care of such acute patients takes up to a week. “We can do that,” said the Greens politician.
Such medical support could relieve the burden on hospitals and staff in the Bergamo region. There was also sufficient supply capacity for Bavarian citizens, said Hartmann.
Update March 23, 3.45 p.m .: Corona test station only started for helpers
Munich has a new test station for possible coronavirus infections. In a so-called drive or walk-through station, which Science Minister Bernd Sibler (CSU) opened on Monday at the Tropical Institute of the Ludwig Maximilians University, medical personnel, firefighters and police officers are to be tested in particular.
“We need every helping hand, in particular every nurse, every nurse, every doctor and every medical-technical assistant, all the staff in our clinics – and indeed healthy. Everyone and everyone is our rock in the surf,” said Sibler at the opening “For your sensitive work, you, your colleagues and your patients need quick clarity about a possible infection – so this test station is an extremely important aid in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus.”
A team of doctors from the Tropical Institute is organizing the new test station in special tents. Testing takes place from Monday to Friday between 8.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. A smear is taken, which is then to be checked for corona viruses.
Bavaria is continuously working on increasing the capacities for testing for infections with the coronavirus, Sibler emphasized. “We started with around 500 a day at the Bavarian university clinics alone, and now there are twice as many.” Sibler again called on retired medical staff or medical students to help in these difficult times. To date, far more than 1,000 students have registered and offered help.
Update March 23, 3:41 pm: Cabinet meets to protect ministers in the dome hall of the State Chancellery
To protect against infection with the corona virus, the Bavarian cabinet will meet at a different location on Tuesday for the first time. Instead of the usual cabinet room, the meeting takes place for the first time in the dome hall of the State Chancellery. Due to its size, this offers all ministers, state secretaries and their employees significantly more space and thus the currently prescribed safety distance of at least 1.5 meters.
The corona virus is spread via droplets, which is why there are strict restrictions on human behavior in Bavaria.
In terms of content, the meeting is primarily concerned with the continuing worrying spread of the corona virus in the Free State. According to the State Chancellery, the focus is on debates on the current state of the pandemic in the Free State and aid for the domestic economy. The state government had already declared the disaster more than a week ago, and as a result gradually further tightened public life.
In Bavaria, 5719 people had tested positive for the corona virus by Monday noon. So far, 27 infected patients have died of the consequences.
Update March 23, 3:26 p.m .: Mayor on Lake Tegernsee for stricter exit restrictions
In the Corona crisis, the mayors in the Tegernsee valley want to have trips to their region prohibited by the authorities.
Although there was no rush, one should prevent it, said Mayor Johannes Hagn of Tegernsee on Monday. “We want to put a stop to this as a precaution.” In a letter to Ilse Aigner (CSU), President of the Landtag, who has her vocal circle in the district of Miesbach, Hagn wrote on behalf of the mayor that the general decree should be expanded so that “people can only stay in their districts. Especially when it comes to walking and sports concerns “.
That was what the citizens of the Tegernsee valley expected, said Hagn. The “Munich Mercury” had first reported about it.
“We have to make sure that our administrations are still operational in two months. I honestly do not know who should clear the dirt behind the ‘Munich’ …”, wrote Hagn on behalf of the mayor. The mayors also called for mountain tours in the region to be avoided. Last but not least, rescue workers would have to deploy in the event of an accident. “The mountain rescuers are volunteers who are needed elsewhere,” the letter said.
The state government had announced that walking and exercise in the fresh air were permitted, but only on their own or with members of their own household. “Please keep your distance. Also keep in mind that at popular excursion destinations, for example at Lake Starnberg or in the English Garden, this distance may not be kept. Excursions to popular places are therefore strongly discouraged.”
Update March 23, 3:16 p.m .: Munich courts measure negotiation rooms
The Munich judiciary is fighting with the tape measure against the rapid outbreak of the new corona virus.
“The administration had the audience area of the session rooms of the regional courts of Munich I and Munich II measured last week,” said court spokesman Florian Gliwitzky on request on Monday. The aim of each negotiation hall was to determine how many people can take a seat in the auditorium if they should be at least one and a half meters apart.
Each judge must now decide how many viewers and press representatives can be admitted to his negotiations. “To my knowledge, the chairpersons are guided by the recommended limitation of the public,” said Gliwitzky.
For a trial of attempted manslaughter that started on Monday at the Munich II Regional Court, this meant that only five people (viewers and press representatives) were allowed into the auditorium in order to guarantee a safety distance of one and a half meters. However, due to the exit restrictions in Bavaria, there were no spectators and only a few press representatives.
In the Corona crisis, the courts in the Free State are urged by the Bavarian Ministry of Justice to only go to court in urgent cases. The fear of the new virus had caused a scandal last week.
A lawyer reported a judge for attempted assault, who insisted on trial despite the pandemic. Two other Munich criminal lawyers even went before the Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe because they wanted to have a lawsuit suspended. They failed.
Update March 23, 2:53 p.m .: Nuremberg’s Coach Keller in quarantine: scouting, reading, ergometer
Despite his home quarantine due to a positive corona virus case with the second division team, the Nuremberg football coach Jens Keller wants to prepare as best as possible for the time after the forced isolation.
“I look at games and players through our scouting tools. In addition, we in the coaching team are thinking about how we can organize the training if we can stand together again on the pitch,” the 49-year-old told the “Bild” – Newspaper in an interview on Monday.
The players and coaching team of the traditional club have been in quarantine for almost two weeks after defender Fabian Nürnberger gave a positive test on Sars-CoV-2. Keller said that in isolation from his family, he still had time for other activities.
“I read a lot about this, find out about the spread of the corona virus and also tear off many kilometers on the ergometer,” he said. The club had the team members delivered fitness equipment to their homes.
Keller does not know how and when the resumption of the training after the quarantine will be, because “there are no possibilities of comparison and experience for the current situation”.
Update March 23, 2:47 p.m .: State government delivers 800,000 protective masks to clinics
During the corona crisis, the Free State of Bavaria began delivering 800,000 respirators to hospitals and other facilities. This was announced by Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) on Monday. “Further deliveries by the federal government and in-house production in the Free State will follow,” he said.
700,000 protective masks were ordered and paid for by the Ministry of Health, the agency said. BMW has also provided 100,000 protective masks.
According to Health Minister Melanie Huml (CSU), 235,000 bottles of hand disinfectant had also arrived.
The technical relief agency took over the delivery. Masks and disinfectants would be sent to the THW local associations and distributed from there. “The order is determined by medical need,” said Huml.
Update March 23, 2.45 p.m .: Bavaria’s zoos are increasingly active on social media during closure
Bavaria’s zoos are reacting to the closure forced by the corona virus with increased activity in social media. Munich’s Hellabrunn Zoo publishes photos and videos on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels almost daily under the heading “Hellabrunn for at home”, in order to keep its visitors up to date about life in the zoo even during the closure. There is a zoo podcast, on the zoo’s homepage you can see live web cameras from the enclosures of flamingos, maned seals and elephants.
“The aim is to maintain the anticipation and curiosity of our visitors to see the animals again soon,” said Rasem Baban, head of the Hellabrunn Zoo.
In the Nuremberg zoo, too, attempts are being made to retain the interested public through social media. “We’re already very active on Facebook,” says Nicola Mögel, spokeswoman for the Nuremberg zoo, when asked about the dpa. “We not only post pictures of animals and beautiful flowers, but also contributions to species protection and science topics.”
The zoo has long been committed to research, education and science. Now that the zoo has to be closed for the next few weeks because of the corona virus, these issues have come to the fore even more.
In order to at least slow the spread of the corona virus, Bavaria’s zoos had to close their gates to visitors last week. This is valid until April 19.
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Update March 23, 2:35 p.m .: 5719 people infected, 27 dead
So far, 27 infected patients have died.
Update March 23, 1:52 pm: Man wants to spread Corona with disgusting action
A man wanted to spread the corona virus in Munich with a disgusting action.
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Update March 23, 1:08 p.m .: 1900 corona tests in refugee accommodation
In Bavarian refugee accommodation and detention centers, ten of almost 1900 residents tested have been infected with the corona virus. A spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior announced on dpa request that as of Monday morning there had been seven corona diseases among residents of facilities in Upper Bavaria. In addition, two cases are known in the Upper Palatinate and one in Lower Bavaria.
The spokesman did not say which accommodations it was. Three infected people are currently in the hospital, two people are already healthy. “The very small number of positive test results so far shows that nobody has to fear that asylum seekers could enter the virus unnoticed in Bavaria,” said the spokesman.
In order to prevent the virus from spreading in the accommodations, not only would the sick be accommodated and cared for in isolation, but also those who had been tested and their contact persons up to the negative test result. In addition, the minimum clearance of 1.5 meters prescribed by the government is observed in the rooms and canteens.
In Bavaria, a corona test is generally carried out on all refugees and asylum seekers who have come to Germany since the end of January, the spokesman said. This happens regardless of whether they have symptoms of infection with Sars-CoV-2. People who have been living in refugee accommodation and detention facilities in the Free State for a long time are only tested if they have the appropriate symptoms, the spokesman said.
Update March 23, 11:56 a.m .: Bavarian Football Association expects high financial damage
The Bavarian Football Association (BFV) expects the coronavirus pandemic to result in damage of several million euros.
“The BFV is financially facing a situation that has never existed to this extent. We cannot yet estimate where the journey will take us. After an initial projection, the BFV will suffer financial loss of several million euros,” explained BFV treasurer Jürgen Faltenbacher.
The association, however, “has the opportunity to master this crisis through sufficient liquidity – but it requires careful and joint action by all those involved.”
The BFV has suspended all game operations for the current season until further notice. The games will only be resumed with a notice of at least 14 days.
“For us, the existence of our clubs is our top priority. It is by no means just a matter of playing, but the vast majority of other things that keep our clubs alive: summer festivals, for example, catering leases from club owners who suddenly fail or the in-house operation of the club house, plus ongoing costs without significant income, “said BFV boss Rainer Koch on Sunday evening.
“But it is also about the existence of all individual people in a club and those who are there for the club. Trainers, grounds attendants, cleaning women, referees, to name just a few examples.”
Update March 23, 11:54 a.m .: Unterhaching footballers donate part of their salaries
In view of the coronavirus pandemic, the third division soccer players of the SpVgg Unterhaching will donate part of their salaries.
“We will continue to pay the salaries as normal, even if it is of course tight, it is no secret,” said club boss Manfred Schwabl (53) on the TV show “Blickpunkt Sport” on Bavarian television. “And the boys came to me on their own and said: In return, we donate something, and the club will put something on it, also for the municipality of Unterhaching, which is currently doing a great crisis management.”
The former midfielder of Bayern Munich does not believe in short-time allowance for professional footballers. His club “definitely not,” said Schwabl.
Update March 23, 10.14 a.m .: Coronavirus meets supplier Leoni
Due to the corona virus pandemic, the struggling cable and wiring system specialist is anticipating burdens on sales, earnings and liquidity.
However, the level of burdens is currently not yet predictable, the SDax company announced on Monday in Nuremberg. Against the background of the problems caused by the Corona crisis, management has put together a package of measures to ensure the continued existence of the business.
In addition to temporary plant closures in Europe, North Africa and America, the introduction of short-time work in Germany and comparable measures at other European locations were also included.
Update March 23, 9.22 a.m .: Markus Söder defends Bavaria’s single-handedly
After the federal-state decision to ban contacts in the fight against the corona virus, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder defended his country’s departure.
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Update March 23, 9:15 am: Several violations of exit restrictions in the district of Dillingen
Despite the initial restrictions due to the corona virus, four men from the Höchstädt an der Donau area (Dillingen district) held a celebration on Sunday evening.
They made appointments in the garden of a property, lit a campfire and drank beer, the police said on Monday. According to this, the men between the ages of 21 and 25 were unreasonable when the officials arrived. A spokeswoman for the police said that the party only broke up after they had been “persuaded several times” and advised to take the men into custody, if necessary.
In Lauingen, a few kilometers away, officials also met two men on Sunday who did not comply with the exit restrictions. According to the police, a 33-year-old and his 34-year-old friend were sitting in a car in front of an arcade to visit a friend. When the police checked the two men, they had shown themselves to be sensible.
All six men are now being investigated for violating the Infection Protection Act.
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Update March 23, 7.54 a.m .: MTU partially suspends production for several weeks
The engine manufacturer MTU is interrupting production at several European locations due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Dax group, the production stop initially affects the locations in Munich and in Rzeszow, Poland, where engines are assembled and engine components are manufactured, in Munich on Monday. The background is the beginning of interruptions in the supply of materials and the protection of employees. Production is to be shut down by the end of this week. From next Monday (March 30th), operations will then probably be completely stopped for three weeks, it said.
In addition, operations at locations that only deal with the maintenance of engines are to be postponed by one week, MTU said. Hanover and Ludwigsfelde are affected. The time delay enables the group to complete engine maintenance that is still ongoing. The locations are also expected to be largely idle for three weeks, but remain accessible to customers, MTU said.
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Update March 23, 6:27 a.m .: 54-year-old died of corona without known previous illnesses
In the district of Rosenheim there is one of the youngest fatalities in Germany to report after an infection with the corona virus.
The man died at the age of only 54, as the Maxlrain castle brewery said on Facebook. Particularly frightening, the deceased is said to have had no previous illnesses.
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Update March 23, April 6: Bavaria’s media license is also aimed at parents in the corona crisis
After the youngsters are currently spending a lot of time online because of the daycare and school closings in the context of the corona crisis, the media driver’s license Bavaria now also offers media education materials for parents.
As of this week, there is a new section on www.medienfuehrerschein.bayern especially for parents free of charge for different age groups, as the chairman of the board of trustees of the responsible foundation for media education in Bavaria, Siegfried Schneider, told the German press agency. Parents could download film clips or interactive graphics, for example, and use them to develop and discuss media skills with their children.
The media driver’s license is usually aimed at educators, to whom he provides ready-made lessons. It has been around for ten years this year. Since then, hundreds of thousands of students have taken part in the media driving license.
Experts praise the initiative of the foundation under the roof of the Bavarian State Center for New Media (BLM) – but also urge not to stop at what has been achieved. Schneider, who is also BLM boss, also wants to push the topic further. On the occasion of the anniversary, he wishes “that a higher level of commitment should be demanded, that every school should also demonstrate that it is doing media education”.
Update March 23, 6:01 a.m .: Start of a walk-through test station at the Tropical Institute
Instead of driving in, go through it now: Munich gets a new test station for possible coronavirus infections. In a so-called walk-through station, which Science Minister Bernd Sibler (CSU) wants to open on Monday (2.30 p.m.) at the Tropical Institute at Ludwig Maximilians University, medical staff, firefighters and police officers are to be tested in particular.
“We need every nurse, every nurse, every doctor,” said Sibler in advance. “We need these people healthy.”