«20 Days in Mariupol»: Screening of the documentary in Tübingen

The Oscar-nominated documentary 20 Days in Mariupol will be screened in Tübingen. The film will be sshown on the anniversary of the war, on Saturday, Februar 24, at 20:00 in the cinema hall of the Brauwerk Freistil pub (Wöhrdstraße 25). The entrance is free. The film will be broadcasted in the original language with German subtitles. The film has age restrictions—18+. “If the world could see everything that happened in Mariupol, it would give some sense to this horror. The brain desperately wants to forget it all—but the camera will not let it,” said the film’s director, Mstislav Chernov. He… Read More

No more compulsory corona isolation in Baden-Württemberg

If you are sick, you should stay at home and take a sick note. This rule now also applies to Corona. Baden-Württemberg is abolishing the isolation obligation for people tested positive for Corona as of Wednesday, 16 November. They can, for example, go shopping or for a walk. This was announced by the Ministry of Health. However, people infected with Corona must wear a medical or FFP2 mask outside their own home for five days. They can only take off the mask outdoors if they keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people. Infected children who do not yet… Read More

Children no longer need a free test

Children and adolescents no longer have to take time off after contracting Corona. They only have to stay in quarantine for five days—just like adults. Then they can go back to school or kindergarten. This was announced by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Health. From 1 October, a new Corona regulation will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Nothing will change in the previous rules, although the number of infections is clearly increasing. From 1 October to 7 April 2023, FFP2 masks must be worn in long-distance trains and doctors’ offices. In clinics and care facilities, an additional test is required. In public transport,… Read More

Vaccinated against Corona with Sputnik: here’s what happens next

A new Corona vaccination campaign has started in Germany. The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) recommends that all people over 60 years of age or with an underlying disease receive a second booster vaccination against Covid-19. The Stiko has drawn up special recommendations for refugees—for example from Ukraine—who were immunized in their home countries with vaccines that are not licensed in the European Union. This concerns the vaccines CoronaVac (Sinovac), Covilo (Sinopharm), Covaxin (Bharat Biotech International) and Sputnik V (Gamaleja). Those who have been immunized at least twice with one of these vaccines should be vaccinated at least once more… Read More

Stiko recommends fourth vaccination from age 60

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has updated its vaccination recommendation against corona. It now advises people aged 60 and older to receive a fourth vaccination – after two basic vaccinations and a booster or after two basic vaccinations and an illness from Corona. However, it should have been at least six months since the last vaccination or a Corona infection. The recommendation for a fourth vaccination also applies to children five years and older with certain diseases and an increased risk of a severe course. In addition, children and adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age should now… Read More

Free rapid coronavirus testing in Ammerbuch

In addition to Tübingen, the German Red Cross offers free rapid tests in Ammerbuch. The test center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Rollengasse 10 in Entringen. Test appointments must be booked online through the website www.schnelltest.drk-ammerbuch.de. For further information please visit the link below: https://www.timify.com/de-de/profile/drkammerbuch/?v=4 tun22070501 www.tuenews.de Das Rathaus in Entringen. Foto: tünews      

Covid Tests for People Cost Three Euros from July

According to the German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, there will be no more free Covid tests as of July. Starting from Thursday, June 30, three euros must be paid for every lateral flow test (LFT). Free Covid tests will continue to be offered only to children under five years of age and to those in risk groups. Several groups are classified under risk groups, such as pregnant women, visitors to clinics and nursing homes, relatives of infected persons, residents of facilities for people with disabilities, and people who cannot be vaccinated. The free tests have so far cost the state… Read More

Wearing Masks in Public Transport and Clinics until 25 July

There has been a significant increase in Corona infections this summer as compared to last year. Therefore, the local government has extended the regulations to control the spread of the virus until 25 July. In the meantime, masks should continue to be worn on public transportation and in doctors’ surgeries. The Health Minister, Manfred Lucha, states: “The Corona pandemic is not over yet.” Therefore, Lucha asks all people in Baden-Württemberg to act responsibly and follow the quarantine rules. Those who test positive for the Coronavirus must immediately continue to apply self-isolation rules. The isolation ends after five days at the… Read More

Corona vaccination for children from the age of five

Experts expect that more people will be infected with the Corona virus again in the fall and winter. Therefore, the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends vaccination for healthy children between the ages of five and eleven as a precautionary measure. They should only be vaccinated once. A reduced dose of the vaccine Comirnaty from Biontech is used for this purpose. From the age of six, vaccination can also be given with the vaccine Spikevax from Moderna. Previously, the Stiko had recommended vaccination only for children with pre-existing conditions or with contact with high-risk patients and for adolescents 12… Read More

Monkeypox: no general danger

In Germany, some people are infected with monkeypox. Will this disease become a new pandemic? Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach sees no general danger for the population. The pathogen is known and it is known how to fight it. The virus is transmitted through close contact, not through the air. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle pain and skin rashes. The federal health ministry recommends that infected people be isolated for at least 21 days. Close contacts and household members should also be quarantined. Most people recover from the disease after a few weeks. Germany has ordered 40,000 doses of a… Read More

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