Rapid tests in Entringen free of charge

The German Red Cross (DRK) Ammerbuch is offering Corona quick tests in Entringen every day in October, according to the DRK. At the test centre in Rollengasse 10, for example, pregnant women, nursing mothers, people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, children and adolescents up to and including 17 years of age, anxiety patients and holders of a district bonus card can have themselves tested free of charge and receive a certificate. All others can also take a quick test with a certificate. However, they have to pay 15 euros for it. Appointments can only be booked online at… Read More

 1,650 total views,  30 views today

READ MORE

Unvaccinated people have to stay outside in the 2G-model

The state government of Baden-Württemberg has changed its corona regulations. It is in effect starting Friday, October 15. The vaccination coverage is “still not high enough,” according to the state government. Consequently, not all restrictions can be lifted. Especially unvaccinated people fall seriously ill and have to get admitted to the hospital. Restrictions will only be loosened for vaccinated and recovered people. This is new: Organizers of concerts, theaters and city festivals as well as service providers (for example gastronomy and hairdressers) and distributors may operate under the 2G-model, if they want to. This means that they can decide to… Read More

 4,352 total views,  60 views today

READ MORE

Free Corona tests continue in Tübingen and Rottenburg

Baden-Württemberg will end free Corona tests on Monday, 11 October—except, for example, for children under twelve and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. Tübingen and Rottenburg are going their own way. In both cities, everyone continues to be tested free of charge. However, only those who are entitled to free rapid tests receive the written proof of the test (see above). In addition, in Tübingen and Rottenburg, unlike in the rest of the country, holders of the district bonus card and anxiety patients with a doctor’s certificate also receive a test certificate. Visitors to old people’s homes are… Read More

 2,107 total views,  21 views today

READ MORE

Vaccination campaigns in the districts of Tübingen and Böblingen

From Thursday to Saturday, the mobile vaccination team from the university hospital Tübingen will be in Hirrlingen, Bodelshausen and Böblingen. This was announced in a press release by the hospital. People who want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus for free, can go there by showing their ID without having to make an appointment. Booster vaccinations are also possible. The vaccines Biontech/Pfizer and Janssen (“Johnson&Johnson”) are available. Only one vaccination is needed for the Janssen vaccine. These are the exact dates for the vaccination bus: Thursday, October 7, at the Schlossweiherplatz Hirrlingen, Am Schloss, from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm… Read More

 2,671 total views,  9 views today

READ MORE

Vaccination center Tübingen closed from October 1st

In the entire state of Baden-Württemberg, vaccination centers will be closed as of October 1, the Tübingen District Office announced in a press release. This also applies to the vaccination center Tübingen in the Old Archaeology, Wilhelmstraße 9. All vaccination appointments after October 1 are canceled without replacement, even if you have received a confirmation by e-mail. Therefore, anyone who has a vaccination appointment for the time after October 1 at a vaccination center has to have a new appointment arranged in a doctor’s office. Those who do not have a family doctor can search for medical practices in the… Read More

 2,233 total views,  6 views today

READ MORE

Vaccination recommendation also for pregnant women and nursing mothers

Pregnant women and nursing mothers should also be vaccinated against the corona virus. This has been announced by the Standing Committee on Vaccination at the Robert Koch Institute in a current recommendation. Likewise, all women who want to have children should also be vaccinated against Covid-19. For all these groups, two vaccinations with the approved mRNA vaccines from BioNTech / Pfizer or Moderna are recommended. Pregnant women who have not yet been vaccinated or not fully vaccinated should be vaccinated in the second trimester of pregnancy. Dr. Marianne Röbl-Mathieu, resident specialist in gynecology and obstetrics and STIKO member, emphasized in… Read More

 3,825 total views,  19 views today

READ MORE

Compulsory wearing of masks at schools continues/Three tests per week

Pupils in Baden-Württemberg must continue to wear masks. This was decided by the Ministry of Education. Actually, this rule was only supposed to apply for a fortnight after the summer holidays. Now the mask requirement has been extended indefinitely. In this way, the ministry wants to allow the in-person lessons to continue. However, there are exceptions: No masks have to be worn in physical education classes, in music classes if singing or playing a wind instrument there, when eating and drinking and during breaks outside. In addition, the current changes as of 27 September provide for pupils to have three… Read More

 1,334 total views

READ MORE

New Corona rules: No compulsory vaccination—but restrictions for the unvaccinated

More than 90 percent of Corona patients in intensive care units in Baden-Württemberg are not vaccinated. This was stated by Baden-Württemberg’s Health Minister Manfred Lucha. According to the statistics of the Robert Koch Institute, it is especially the age group of 35 to 59 year-olds who are infected with the Corona virus, followed by 15 to 34 year-olds. With its new Corona regulation of Thursday, 16 September, the Baden-Württemberg state government wants to prevent an overload of the health system and motivate people to vaccinate. There is no compulsory vaccination. But the rules for the unvaccinated will be tightened considerably.… Read More

 5,312 total views,  6 views today

READ MORE

Vaccination campaign of the Asylum Centre Tübingen

The Asylum Centre Tübingen is organising a vaccination campaign together with the Department of Assistance for Refugees of the City of Tübingen on the initiative of Dr Mickeler. Anyone who would like to be vaccinated can come to Europastraße 37, room 25, on Wednesday, 1 September between 4 and 6 pm. The vaccinations will be carried out with Biontech. Those who would like to be vaccinated should bring their vaccination card with them. There will be language mediators and interpreters for the languages Dari, Farsi and Arabic, among others. Further information and invitation videos in German, Dari and Sorani at:… Read More

 5,758 total views,  6 views today

READ MORE

Vaccination without appointment in the District of Tübingen

The vaccination bus from the Tübingen vaccination center is currently driving to many places within the District of Tübingen. Doctors in mobile teams from the German Red Cross (DRK) vaccinate on-site without an appointment. Those who want to get vaccinated only have to bring an identity document. First as well as second vaccinations are possible. Available vaccines are Biontech/Pfizer and Janssen (“Johnson&Johnson”), from which you can choose. From now until 5th September, stops in Starzach, Hirrlingen, Rottenburg-Dettingen, Bodelshausen, Mössingen-Öschingen, Kusterdingen and Tübingen-Hirschau are planned. You can find the current destinations and times of the vaccination bus online under https://www.tuebingen-impfzentrum.de/ tun21082601… Read More

 3,970 total views,  6 views today

READ MORE

Corona vaccination recommended for 12- to 17-year-olds

The Standing Vaccination Committee (Stiko) has considered for a long time and now decided: They’re now also recommending a corona vaccination for 12- to 17-year-olds. The Stiko announced that their assessment is “that according to the current level of knowledge, the benefits of a vaccination outweigh the risks of very rare side-effects”. Among others, the Stiko draws this conclusion from data that was collected in US studies. There, almost 10 million children and youths have been vaccinated so far. In addition, the new delta variant of the virus has led to a “significantly higher risk” of infection for children and… Read More

 7,124 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Information on corona tests for air travel

For most destinations, a negative Corona test is required before travelling. The airlines check this before departure. If the documents are not complete and valid, travel is not possible. A negative Corona test is required for entry or return travel to Germany, which must be done before entering Germany. Fully vaccinated persons, convalescents, and children under the age of twelve are exempt from the test requirement. On a flight exclusively within Germany, no negative Corona test proof is required. Individual airlines implement the travel guidelines of the Federal Government differently. It is therefore advisable to enquire directly with the respective… Read More

 3,942 total views

READ MORE

High vaccination rate among Tübingen students

According to a survey conducted by the University of Tübingen among more than 4,000 students, 74 percent of those questioned have already been fully vaccinated. 92 percent have already received their first vaccination. Only 3.7 percent said they would not get vaccinated under any circumstances. This willingness to be vaccinated is significantly higher than in the overall population in Germany. This was reported by the University of Tübingen in a press release. “The figures make it clear that the vast majority of students see the overwhelming benefit of a vaccination against Covid-19,” said Bernd Engler, Rector of the University of… Read More

 3,737 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Whether hairdresser or the gym: unvaccinated people need corona tests

The state government of Baden-Württemberg has published the new Corona rules. They will apply from Monday, August 16th. There are no longer any restrictions for private meetings and celebrations. Masks are also no longer not required to be worn during these. However, the mask requirement still applies to all enclosed spaces such as stores. Everyone must also wear masks outdoors if they cannot maintain the minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people. Children up to and including the age of five still do not need to wear a mask. Once school starts, students will have to wear masks in… Read More

 3,425 total views

READ MORE

Controversy about corona vaccination for youths

All German states are supposed to offer vaccinations against COVID-19 to every youth between the ages of 12 and 17 – with thorough information in the vaccination centers or at the doctors. This was decided by the states’ and the country’s ministers for health. This decision has led to big discussions. The Standing Vaccination Committee wants more data The Standing Vaccination Committee (Stiko), which is located at the Robert-Koch-Institute, only advices that youths with a pre-existing disease, like diabetes, or who are heavily overweight (adiposity) get vaccinated. The Stiko does not yet want to issue a general recommendation. They don’t… Read More

 4,629 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

Tübingen vaccination center moves in mid-August

In the vaccination center in the Paul-Horn Arena at Tübingen Festplatz, interested people can get vaccinated spontaneously without an appointment until August 15. The vaccine hall will be closed from August 16. It will be moved to the Old Archeology of the University of Tübingen in Wilhelmstraße 9. Vaccinations will be carried out there from August 16 and probably until the end of September. Currently, appointments for the first vaccination in the Old Archeology can be booked via the homepage www.tuebingen-impfzentrum.de until August 31. Vaccination appointments until September 30 will follow. Appointments for the second vaccination can be booked immediately… Read More

 4,654 total views

READ MORE

State government amends Corona regulations

Baden-Württemberg has simplified its Corona regulations. It will be effective as of Monday, July the 26th. For the district of Tübingen, this does not mean any change as long as the number of infections does not increase. In this region, fewer than ten people per 100,000 inhabitants are being infected within the span of one week (incidence level 1). However, it is further required that everyone over the age of 6 must wear masks indoors. Exceptions are made for private meetings and parties, as well as restaurants and canteens during eating, drinking, and exercising or participating in sporting activities. Outdoors,… Read More

 4,735 total views

READ MORE

All vaccines available / wait between appointments can be shortened

The Tübingen vaccination center is expanding its range of services. First vaccinations of Biontech, Moderna and Astrazeneca are available now. A vaccination with the Janssen vaccine (Johnson and Johnson) can also be booked, which only needs to be injected once. It is recommended for people aged 60 and over. Initial appointments for a vaccination can be booked at www.tuebingen-impfzentrum.de and the vaccine can be selected by the individual. The date for the second vaccination can be set directly at the vaccination center in the Paul-Horn-Arena on the Tübingen festival site. There are also new regulations for the second vaccination. Those… Read More

 3,565 total views

READ MORE

Spontaneously go to Tübingen for vaccinations

It is easy to get vaccinated in Tübingen. From Monday, July 19, there is no need to make an appointment. Every day between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., those willing to be vaccinated can go to the vaccination center in the Paul-Horn-Arena at the fairground. It is sufficient to bring an ID card or passport and—if available—a vaccination certificate. The offer is valid for the first and second vaccination. The vaccine can be determined by yourself after the informative discussion. There are vaccines from Biontech, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). At Janssen, only one vaccination is necessary. Appointments… Read More

 4,903 total views

READ MORE

Tübingen vaccination center open again

After the heavy thunderstorm at the end of June, the Tübingen vaccination center in the Paul-Horn-Arena closed. Starting Monday, July 12th, vaccinations will again be given in the gym at the festival place. This was announced by the vaccination center on its website. There are new recommendations on the intervals between the first and the second vaccination. They can be shortened. An earlier appointment for the second vaccination with the vaccines Biontech, Moderna and Astrazeneca can be booked over a link on their website. The link for the first vaccination can also be found there. Dr Martin Hollerried from the… Read More

 7,513 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

More guests allowed at meetings and parties

There are further relaxations with the new corona decrees. The new rules apply from Monday, 28th June, onwards. This was announced by the Tübingen District Office. There is a new limit of 10 infected per 100.000 residents within a week (7-day-incidence). If the incidence is below this number within five consecutive days, more things will be possible again – especially in private. Up to 25 people from an unlimited number of households can now meet in private. Recovered and fully vaccinated don’t count. Private parties such as weddings or birthdays can now be celebrated with up to 300 guests without… Read More

 3,372 total views

READ MORE

New vaccination appointments against Covid as of now

Vaccine against Covid is currently available again in Tübingen. The vaccines of the companies Johnson & Johnson and Biontech are vaccinated in the Alte Archäologie, Wilhelmstraße 9 in Tübingen. Appointments are still available for Janssen vaccinations up to and including Friday, 2 July 2021. For Biontech, appointments can be offered between Thursday, 1 July and Sunday, 4 July 2021. With the Janssen vaccine (Johnson & Johnson), only one vaccination appointment is needed. With Biontech, a second vaccination appointment is necessary. It will take place exactly six weeks later, on the same day and at the same time, at the Tübingen… Read More

 6,167 total views

READ MORE

Overview graphics on Corona regulations available in many languages

The Ministry of State of Baden-Württemberg has produced information graphics showing the Covid regulations. The graphics are available in the languages English, Arabic, Farsi, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Romanian and Russian. They show which rules apply when the incidence of corona cases is less than 100, less than 50 and less than 35. They also indicate the conditions under which further opening steps are possible if the incidence is less than 100. Currently, the incidence in Tübingen is below 35. tünews INTERNATIONAL regularly informs about the current regulations. Click here for the overview graphics: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/aktuelle-infos-zu-corona/corona-information-in-other-languages/ tun21061501 Das Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg… Read More

 4,418 total views

READ MORE

State pays a one-off 100 euros per child in August

The Corona pandemic has restricted the lives of children and adolescents. In order to alleviate the consequences somewhat, the Bundestag has passed a children’s recreation bonus. Families with very low incomes receive a one-time payment of 100 euros per child. The money is to be paid out in August. The 100 euros can be used for holiday, sports and leisure activities. This is what the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs writes in a statement. Families who receive, for example, child benefit, housing benefit, basic income support or support under the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act in August 2021 are entitled to… Read More

 5,777 total views

READ MORE

Mask requirement at schools loosened, tests remain

A low number of new infections with the coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg brings further easings of restrictions. From Monday, 21 June, the obligation to wear masks at schools will be loosened. From that day on, pupils in districts with less than 50 newly infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants in a week will no longer have to wear a mask outdoors. The mask can also be dispensed within class if the number of new infections in the district per 100,000 inhabitants in a week is below 35 (as is currently the case in the district of Tübingen) and there is no case… Read More

 3,149 total views

READ MORE

Fewer Covid Test Stations in Tübingen

In more and more areas, Corona testing is no longer compulsory. That is why some test stations are closing in the city centre of Tübingen. The test stations will remain open on the market square, at Haagtor, in Friedrichstraße, in front of the public library, in front of the pharmacy in Neue Straße, in the E-Center in Eugenstraße and in the Lustnau centre. There is also a test station in front of the open-air swimming pool. The test stations at Neckarbrücke and Kelternplatz have already been terminated. The test stations at Europaplatz and at the Zinser fashion store are to… Read More

 2,618 total views

READ MORE

Vaccination card also digitally

People who are fully vaccinated soon won’t have to take the yellow vaccination card with them anymore. They can proof with their smartphone that their corona vaccination is complete. Baden-Württemberg begins using the digital vaccination card on Monday, June 14th. This was announced by the Ministry of Health. Starting on this day, vaccination centers hand out digital proof after the second vaccination. On it, there is a QR-code. The code can be read by the free CovPass-App or the Corona-Warn-App – both available in the app store – and uploaded onto the smartphone. The QR-code is also valid when printed… Read More

 3,784 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

No more test requirement outdoors

Life is getting easier again. Starting Thursday, June 10th, new relaxations go into effect. Among others, a test for open-air events, outdoor gastronomy and outdoor pools and sports is no longer required. This was announced by the Tübingen District Office. Celebrations in restaurants can be with up to 50 people, both in- and outdoors. However, a test or proof of recovery or full vaccination is required for this. Up to 750 visitors can go to theaters, cinemas and outdoor concerts without a test. A test is also no longer required for a hairdresser appointment. The regulation that the gastronomy can… Read More

 2,331 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Much interest in the vaccination news of tünews INTERNATIONAL

Since May 6th tünews INTERNATIONAL reports on specific questions about vaccinations against the Corona virus. Within one month the published online reports were accessed 123,709 times. People from the Arabic-speaking world as well as Afghanistan and Iran in particular made use of the 16 contributions. Editors of tünews INTERNATIONAL had collected reservations and rumours about vaccination among refugees. A vaccinator from Iraq and a vaccinator from Syria provided information on these questions in interviews. Ezdehar Zen Aldeen is a paediatrician, Saif Afat is a radiologist, both work at Tübingen University Hospital. They are currently working at the vaccination centre of… Read More

 3,552 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

More relaxations for children, culture and sports

Girls and boys can be happy. Starting Monday, June 7th, they can meet with more friends. Until now, meetings of ten people from three households, plus children of those households under the age of 14, were possible. Now, up to five more children from any number of households can join. This was announced by the Tübingen District Office in a press release. Because of this relaxation in the corona regulations, families can again celebrate their children’s birthdays. Less and less people are getting infected with the corona virus in the District of Tübingen. Consequently, the regulations are being relaxed in… Read More

 2,003 total views

READ MORE

No swimming in rivers

Rising temperatures increase the temptation to swim in natural waters. The Corona Ordinance currently prohibits the general opening of swimming pools or bathing lakes. The health office in the district office in Tübingen also pointed out that no river or stream in the district is officially classified as bathing water. These are not examined for the criteria of the Baden-Württemberg Bathing Water Ordinance. Fecal bacteria were significantly above the limit and guide values in earlier random measurements. This also applies to Neckar and Steinlach. It is, therefore, recommended to avoid bathing in these rivers. The homepage of the State Institute… Read More

 5,626 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Vaccination appointments are currently scarce

“No free dates were found in your region. Please try again later.”  This ad is read by many who currently want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. There is currently too little vaccine available, so that many give up after several days of trying. This is how it goes for many people when they contact the vaccination centres via the Internet address www.116117.de or try to register via the telephone number 116117. Many no longer just look for appointments at the local vaccination centre, but accept long journeys. But there is not enough vaccine even far away. If there is… Read More

 3,749 total views

READ MORE

Posts about corona vaccines

tünews INTERNATIONAL editor Bright Igbinovia has collected posts on social media sites that spread rumors about the Covid-19 vaccines. Some of these posts say, for example, that the human brain can be controlled with the RNA-vaccine or that vaccine tests on animals were stopped because too many of them died. CIA employees and Nobel prize winners are named as sources. Even normal corona rapid tests are sometimes said to have grave consequences. When searching for reliable information, tünews INTERNATIONAL sticks to physicians, who, as vaccination doctors, have knowledge about and experience with the vaccines. The interviews with them are available… Read More

 6,983 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Meeting more people, fewer tests, in-person classes

In the District of Tübingen, the number of people infected with corona is sinking and has steadily been below the limit of 50. Consequently, there will be further relaxations starting Monday, May 31st, as the Tübingen District Office announced. Now, ten people from three different households can meet in private. Children from these households under the age of 14, recovered and fully vaccinated people don’t count. Shopping is again possible without appointment. A test is not required anymore for retail. Contact information also don’t have to be left anymore. Before visiting a restaurant or pub, guests have to get tested.… Read More

 1,066 total views

READ MORE

New corona rapid test stations in Tübingen

Many people want to take corona rapid tests. Consequently, there are additional test opportunities during the Pentecost holidays in Tübingen. The test center at the train station / Europaplatz in front of the Café Lieb is new. Until June 5th, it is open Fridays from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The test station in the Keltnerstraße is now also open Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and during the public holiday, June 3rd, from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All locations and opening times can be found under www.tuebingen.de/teststationen. Tests can… Read More

 1,181 total views

READ MORE

Curfew lifted, meeting with more people

Starting Saturday, May 22nd, the corona regulations are loosened in the District of Tübingen – just in time for the holidays and Pentecost. The number of people infected with corona remains steadily below a certain critical value. Starting Saturday, the curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. has been lifted. This was announced by the Tübingen District Office on its website. Two households with a maximum of five people can again meet in private. Children until the age of 13 (including those), fully vaccinated and recovered don’t count into this number. Retail stores can continue to offer “Click & Meet”.… Read More

 1,552 total views

READ MORE

Vaccination traditions from the Orient

By Wolfgang Sannwald Currently millions of people worldwide are being vaccinated against Covid-19. Vaccinations against pathogens have been in existence for centuries, in Asia they are part of traditional medicine practices. This is presented in an essay from 2020 by the medicine historian Robert Jütte from Stuttgart. According to him, the philosopher Voltaire (1694-1778) reported from the Caucasus that women cut their six-month-old children in the arm and inserted in the wound a skin blister of smallpox infection from another child. The mild infection then protected their children permanently. Voltaire claimed that women complained in cases when they could not… Read More

 9,329 total views

READ MORE

Dr Saif Afat: Vaccines against the coronavirus are more effective than those against the flu

Covid vaccines are significantly more effective than flu vaccines, explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. People at the vaccination centre are frequently asking him about the effectiveness. He says that all vaccines against the coronavirus admitted in Germany have an effectiveness of more than 75 percent. This is a “very good result”. Flu vaccines have an efficacy of 50 to 60 percent because of the different virus strains,… Read More

 6,319 total views

READ MORE

Ramadan in Covid conditions

For the second consecutive year, Muslims around the world fasted during the month of Ramadan under extraordinary circumstances due to the corona pandemic. However, this year was more difficult and sadder than the previous year. The effects of the coronavirus were stronger this year. They strongly influenced social life. Ramadan is known as a month of collective prayer in which Muslims gather in great numbers to perform tarawih (nightly prayers). These are customs and rituals that Muslims had to do without this year as well. Ramadan is a month in which the families usually gather at iftar (breaking the fast)… Read More

 5,090 total views

READ MORE

Dr. Saif Afat: The vaccination does not sterilize

Dr. Saif Afat personally knows women who are vaccinated against the coronavirus and became pregnant. The radiologist came to Germany from Iraq in 2004 and currently works, among other things, at the covid vaccination centre in the District of Tübingen. In a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL he explains that the alleged infertility is clearly a misinformation. He believes this is based on a putative similarity between the vaccine’s spike protein and a protein in the placenta. But that is no cause for concern, he said. The rumour makes no sense at all in his eyes, because women would also… Read More

 4,129 total views

READ MORE

Dr Saif Afat: None of the vaccines alters the genetic material

The rumour that vaccines against the coronavirus alter genetic makeup is one Dr. Saif Afat has heard often, including at the covid vaccination centre. What people fear most is that the vaccine could cause cancer. The radiologist came to Germany from Iraq in 2004 and currently works, among other things, at the covid vaccination centre in the District of Tübingen. In a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL he points out that no study has proven such changes. When he received his own vaccination in January, he said, he wasn’t worried about that at all: “I trust in science.” He had… Read More

 2,247 total views

READ MORE

Transport ban for travelers from Corona areas

For travelers from countries in which mutations of the corona virus are widespread, there is a ban on transportation for all airlines and rail companies. This will initially apply until May 12, 2021, as reported by the Federal Foreign Office. Exceptions apply to people with a place of residence and an existing right of residence in Germany as well as to transit travelers. The Robert Koch Institute publishes daily updates on which countries belong to the so-called virus variant areas. Furthermore, entry restrictions apply to travelers from numerous third countries, i.e. non-EU countries: They are only allowed to enter in… Read More

 1,495 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Dr Saif Afat: None of the vaccines alters the genetic material

The rumour that vaccines against the coronavirus alter genetic makeup is one Dr. Saif Afat has heard often, including at the covid vaccination centre. What people fear most is that the vaccine could cause cancer. The radiologist came to Germany from Iraq in 2004 and currently works, among other things, at the covid vaccination centre in the District of Tübingen. In a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL he points out that no study has proven such changes. When he received his own vaccination in January, he said, he wasn’t worried about that at all: “I trust in science.” He had… Read More

 1,649 total views

READ MORE

Dr. Saif Afat: Covid vaccines are proven to be effective

That the vaccines against the coronavirus are effective is obvious regarding the elderly who have already been vaccinated. Their proportion among covid patients has decreased significantly, explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. He hears doubts about the vaccine’s effectiveness from time to time during his educational talks at the vaccination centre. But this is a rumour, he says. Vaccines are developed in a strictly controlled process. They only… Read More

 1,261 total views

READ MORE

Ramadan in Covid conditions

For the second consecutive year, Muslims around the world fasted during the month of Ramadan under extraordinary circumstances due to the corona pandemic. However, this year was more difficult and sadder than the previous year. The effects of the coronavirus were stronger this year. They strongly influenced social life. Ramadan is known as a month of collective prayer in which Muslims gather in great numbers to perform tarawih (nightly prayers). These are customs and rituals that Muslims had to do without this year as well. Ramadan is a month in which the families usually gather at iftar (breaking the fast)… Read More

 1,072 total views

READ MORE

Dr. Saif Afat: People who cannot follow social distancing rules are at risk

People who live in community shelters often cannot follow the social distancing rules of the covid regulation. Therefore, those people are particularly at risk from the epidemic and are being vaccinated earlier than others, explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. In community shelters, for example, several refugees often share one room, he says. They also share communal kitchens and bathrooms. There, encounters cannot be avoided and the virus… Read More

 832 total views

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccines undergo thorough testing

Corona vaccines are very safe, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. All contemporary vaccines pass the same process of admission as other medication. The corona vaccines contain no toxic substances and barely any animal material that could trigger allergic reactions. Therefore, the vaccination is very safe, states Zen Aldeen. Click here for the videos of tünews INTERNATIONAL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC75yk8pmk_r3dSxYh6R6krg… Read More

 683 total views

READ MORE

Dr Saif Afat: Vaccinating for quick immunity

“In order to quickly reach immunity, we have to vaccinate a lot,” explains Dr. Saif Afat in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Saif Afat came to Germany from Iraq in 2004. He is a vaccinator at the Covid vaccination centre in Tübingen and received his own vaccination in January. Afat states that people need to build a protection against the virus. They get it by surviving the infection. But the disease is often severe. However, sometimes people do not notice it, so they infect others without knowing it. All this could be prevented by vaccination. The doctor is convinced:… Read More

 515 total views

READ MORE

Relaxations for vaccinated and recovered people

People who have been fully vaccinated against corona and those who have recovered from an infection are getting more freedom. They can meet, go shopping by appointment or go the hairdresser again without taking a test. The nightly curfews don’t apply to them anymore. They don’t have to go into quarantine anymore when returning from travel – except if they enter from an area with a virus mutation. This regulation applies starting Sunday, 9th April. This was announced by Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht. After this day, recovered or fully vaccinated people can meet again in private without limit.… Read More

 3,230 total views

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: No considerably big differences between corona vaccines

The currently admitted Covid-vaccines all are a big gain, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen came to Germany four years ago from Syria. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. She differentiates between the vaccines mainly on the basis of their method of production. On the one hand there are mRNA vaccines like BioNTech, Pfizer or Moderna. On the other hand there are vector vaccines like AstraZeneca or Johnson and Johnson. They differ slightly in effectiveness,… Read More

 1,014 total views

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Medical educational talk against false rumors

People who are concerned by rumors about Covid-19-vaccines should absolutely make use of the medical educational talk before the vaccination against the coronavirus, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the Covid vaccination center of the Landkreis Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. Zen Aldeen herself wasn’t unsettled before her own vaccination. From her everyday life in the vaccination center, she knows rumors that circulate especially on Social Media. She hears of fears… Read More

 1,142 total views

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: corona vaccination unproblematic when wishing for children

Women who wish to have children can get vaccinated against the coronavirus. This was explained by pediatrician Ezdehar Zen Aldeen during a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and got vaccinated herself three months ago. During her medical consultations, she hears the worry of the vaccination making people infertile every day. Especially young women from all social groups are anxious about this. Zen Aldeen says that the vaccine has been tested on… Read More

 868 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: vaccinating people who live in close proximity early

People who live in close proximity to many others are being vaccinated against the coronavirus especially early, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. When people live in close proximity, they can rapidly infect each other with the virus. The risk of infection is especially high in collective accommodation, all the more if people there share communal kitchens or bathrooms.… Read More

 1,849 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccination is effective

The vaccines against the coronavirus are tested and effective. This is also shown by successful vaccinations of millions of people, explains Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen came to Germany four years ago from Syria. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. She especially refers to the fact that the vaccine was tested as thoroughly as any other medication before its admission. Meanwhile millions of people have received the vaccination. For them, the vaccines worked well. Click… Read More

 486 total views

READ MORE

Paediatrician Zen Aldeen: Corona vaccines are important

The vaccines against the coronavirus are a „major bright spot” in the fight against the pandemic, explains paediatrician Ezdehar Zen Aldeen in a video interview with tünews INTERNATIONAL. Zen Aldeen, who is originally from Syria, arrived in Germany four years ago. She currently works as a vaccinator in the corona vaccination center in the District of Tübingen and received her own vaccination three months ago. People who get vaccinated lower their risk of an infection or a severe course of the infection considerably. But the vaccinations are also important for society as a whole, she said. If enough people are… Read More

 893 total views

READ MORE

Risk of infection especially indoors

Where do people get infected with the corona virus? Researchers from Berlin wanted to find out. Their result: people become infected above all in their own households, through visiting, at work as well as in daycare centres and schools – i.e. whenever they are indoors with others for a long time without a mask. This is also the conclusion reached by experts in aerosols. These are tiny droplets. People emit aerosols, for example, when breathing, speaking or sneezing. Indoors, the corona virus can float in droplets through the air for minutes. The aerosol researchers also say: There is a risk… Read More

 3,605 total views

READ MORE

The country’s „Corona Emergency Brake“ applies as of 24.04. in Baden-Württemberg

Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian.

Starting Saturday, April 24th, 2021, the latest changes to the state’s corona regulations apply in Baden-Württemberg. The state government has adjusted its current regulations to suit the changed Infection Protection Act of the country (the so-called “Emergency Brake”, which now applies to all of Germany). The “Emergency Brake” regulations apply when a district passes the incidence of 100. This means that within seven days, more than 100 new infections with the coronavirus are registered on three consecutive days. This is the case for the districts of Tübingen and Reutlingen. Contact restriction: Meetings are possible with members of the own household… Read More

 4,086 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Shopping with day ticket in Tübingen continues

In Tübingen, the project “Open with Safety” resumes on Monday, April 19th. This was announced by the Ministry of Social Affairs Baden-Württemberg. Residents of the District of Tübingen can shop with a day ticket in downtown Tübingen’s shops, at least for the time being. As before, they must take a corona rapid test first. This regulation applies for as long as no more than 100 people in the city get newly infected with the coronavirus on three consecutive day within a week. Cinemas and theaters also open – however, with changed hours. Because of the curfew, visitors have to be… Read More

 2,502 total views

READ MORE

New regulations for schools and day care centers starting April 19th

Starting Monday, April 19th, schools in Baden-Württemberg have rotating classes with compulsory tests for all grades. During class, distance has to be kept and the different learn-groups can’t meet each other. This is written in the state’s new corona-decree. It is in effect until May 16th. Rotating classes can only take place in districts in which less than 200 people got newly infected with the coronavirus on three consecutive days within a week. If there are more than 200 new infections in this time, students go back to remote learning on the day after tomorrow. They then have to study… Read More

 2,302 total views

READ MORE

Fewer contacts and curfew starting April 19th

Baden-Württemberg tightens its corona-regulations, as more and more people are getting infected with the new virus. The regulations go into effect on Monday, April 19th. This is dictated in the state’s new corona-decree. In private, people from one household can now meet with only one other person and their children, if they are younger than 15, from another household.  There is a curfew between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Everyone has to be at home during this time – except if they’re on their way to work, to the doctor’s or a meeting from a religious group. Sports outdoors or… Read More

 4,538 total views

READ MORE

Wage has to be paid during quarantine

If an employee has to go into quarantine, they can no longer go to work. Still, employers can’t dismiss their workers. Additionally, the employer has to pay their employees a compensation for the loss of earnings for a maximum of six weeks. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act. This regulation applies to all employees. “The citizenship or the residence status don’t matter,” says the media spokesperson from the Ministry for Social Affairs Baden-Württemberg upon enquiry by tünews. The employer receives the paid money back, if they apply for it at the responsible agency. In the District of Tübingen,… Read More

 2,058 total views

READ MORE

Technical assistance to parents in homeschooling

There is a project called “Homeschooling: aber sicher!” Mentors of the Volkshochschule in Rottenburg offers free technical supports every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Homeschooling-mentors help parents with a migration history. Whoever needs tips and help with dealing with technical issues can simply come to the consultation session without registration. Furthermore, there is the possibility to make a personal appointment and an interpreter can be made available if necessary. The contact person is Yannick Ceutche. Days and times: Monday to Friday (5 pm to 8 pm), Saturdays (9am to 5pm). Cell phone: 0176 38442242, Email: info@homeschooling-rottenburg.de All offers are… Read More

 1,762 total views

READ MORE

Help when stressed by corona

Everyday life is restricted, contacts are limited. Constant new reports about the coronavirus are distressing. Many are worried about their future. Some are quarantined. There are helpful tips and phone numbers from aid organizations available for all of these cases on the state’s website: www.baden-wuerttemberg.de, search for “Hilfe für die Seele in der Coronazeit” (“Help for the soul during corona times”, only available in German). An assortment: The telephone counselling (Telefonseelsorge) for worries of all kinds is for free and anonymous and can be reached 24 hours a day under the numbers 0800 1110111 and 0800 1110222. The information telephone… Read More

 2,140 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

Working while quarantined

Employees who are quarantined don’t necessarily have free time. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act and often additionally in the employer’s regulations. Only those who actually get sick and have a doctor’s certificate don’t have to work while in quarantine or seclusion – as it’s called in bureaucratese. Depending on their work and the technical equipment provided by the employer, all others have to work while in quarantine. Employees who usually work with machinery or in a laboratory can get assigned other tasks by their employer, which they can then do from home. tun21033101 Wer in Corona-Quarantäne muss,… Read More

 3,367 total views

READ MORE

Technische Hilfe für Eltern beim Homeschooling

Im Projekt „Homeschooling: aber sicher!“ bieten ehrenamtliche Homeschooling-MentorInnen der Volkshochschule Rottenburg jeden Mittwoch von 17 bis 19 Uhr Beratungen zum Thema Homeschooling für Eltern mit Migrationsgeschichte an. Wer Tipps und Hilfe beim Umgang mit technischen Endgeräten braucht, kann einfach ohne Anmeldung zur Beratungsstunde kommen. Weiterhin gibt es die Möglichkeit, einen persönlichen Termin zu vereinbaren, zu dem bei Bedarf auch eine DolmetscherIn kommen kann. Der Ansprechpartner Yannik Ceutche ist montags bis freitags zwischen 17 und 20 Uhr und samstags von 9 bis 17 Uhr erreichbar: via Telefon 0176 38442242 oder E-Mail: info@homeschooling-rottenburg.de. Alle Angebote sind kostenlos und die Corona-Hygienemaßnahmen müssen vor… Read More

 1,798 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

Day ticket only for people from the District of Tübingen, compulsory tests also for businesses

More tests and more monitoring: That is the strategy of the university town Tübingen. The pilot project for openings is being restricted, starting Wednesday, April 7th. Only people who live in the District of Tübingen or work in Tübingen can receive a day ticket for shopping in retail stores in the entire city, after they got a negative result in a corona rapid test. Restaurants and coffee shops can no longer serve outdoors. Drinking alcohol after 8 p.m. in downtown Tübingen, the Platanenallee or the Österberg is forbidden. Among others, private security and police patrol in the city. They monitor… Read More

 4,923 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Schools after the holidays: first distance teaching, then test requirement

In Baden-Württemberg, there will only be distance teaching after the easter holidays for now. This applies from Mondays, April 12th, until Friday, April 16th. The only exceptions are for graduating classes and special education and counselling centers. Graduating classes continue the rotation of in-person and remote teaching. There will be an emergency care for pupils between grades 1 to 7. However, it is only for children whose parents “are in urgent need of a caretaker,” as the Ministry of Culture writes. Rotating lessons for all grades are supposed to return on April 19th. However, this only applies if the number… Read More

 2,575 total views

READ MORE

Return from travel only with test and quarantine

Those who travel abroad must take a corona test before returning to Baden-Württemberg. This applies to everyone traveling by plane, no matter which country they’re arriving from. Children who are under six years old don’t have to get tested. The test can be taken 48 hours before departure at the earliest. Those who don’t have a negative test result are not allowed to board the plane. For now, this regulation applies until May 12th. Travelers who arrive by car or train from a high-risk-area must also get a negative test result before entering. They can register online in advance under… Read More

 1,732 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Stricter corona regulations in Baden-Württemberg starting March 29th

More people are getting infected with the coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg. Because if this, stricter regulations apply, starting Monday, March 29th. This is written in the state’s new corona decree. A new regulation is the mask requirement in the car, if someone who doesn’t belong to the same household is driving along. In this case, everyone has to wear either a medical or a FFP2-mask. A maximum of five people from two households can meet private. Children aged 14 or younger don’t count. In contrast to supermarkets and pharmacies, bookstores are no longer considered stores of everyday use. Because of this,… Read More

 2,708 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

Right to vaccination, but shortage of appointments

Refugees who are 16 years or older and live in a shared accommodation of the district received mail from the administrative district office. In this letter, there is a confirmation that they can get vaccinated against COVID-19. This authorization is valid for three months, starting with the date on which it was issued. Those who want to get vaccinated have to make an appointment themselves – either online under www.impfterminservice.de or via the phone hotline 116117. It may take some time until there are open appointments, as the usage of the vaccine Astrazeneca had been stopped for a while. Those… Read More

 1,973 total views

READ MORE

Masks also required at primary schools

Instead of relaxation, the mask requirement now also applies to primary schools. This is the consequence of rising infection number in Baden-Württemberg. Starting Monday, March 22nd, primary school students and their teachers have to wear medical masks. This was announced by the state government. The mask requirement applies during and outside of class. If medical masks for children cannot be acquired on short notice, the students may use a community mask during the transition phase. Medical masks are also required at secondary schools. Furthermore, a rotation of students is possible for fifth and sixth graders. This way, the necessary distance… Read More

 1,664 total views

READ MORE

Sick note via phone extended

People who only have a slight cold, but who need a sick note, don’t have to go to the doctor’s office. These patients can continue to get a sick note from their doctor after a phone conversation for up to seven days. This also applies if the patient is not completely healthy after a week. After a phone call, the sick note can be extended for another seven days. For now, this regulation applies until June 30th, 2021. This was announced by the Federal Government on its website. The the sick note via phone is relieving doctor offices during the… Read More

 1,721 total views

READ MORE

Information about corona in the District and City of Tübingen

In Tübingen, people who have questions about the current corona regulations can now contact the City of Tübingen via e-mail: corona.ordnung@tuebingen.de. In a press release, the city asks to write an e-mail to this address, if you have regulatory law questions about corona. They will be answered as fast as possible. More information is available on the websites of the District and the City of Tübingen: https://www.kreis-tuebingen.de/corona.html and https://www.tuebingen.de/corona. tun21031608 Im Internet gibt es zahlreiche Informationsportale. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona: Click here  3,171 total views

 3,171 total views

READ MORE

Fever ambulance has new opening hours

People who think they have been infected with the corona virus can get help on the Tübingen Festplatz (fairground). On a test lane, employees test people who show symptoms and those who had a positive rapid corona test or had contact with a person who was tested positive. People who use the fever ambulance are those that got a positive test result or those that show symptoms and want to know if they got infected with the corona virus. They are being examined and consulted by a general practitioner. The corona test lane and the fever ambulance’s new opening hours:… Read More

 1,688 total views

READ MORE

Starting Tuesday: private gatherings limited to five people from two households

Private gatherings of ten people from three households were only allowed for a short time. The district’s health department is retracting the relaxation, starting Tuesday, March 16th. The reason: It only applies if less than 35 out of 100.000 residents have gotten newly infected with the corona virus in the district of Tübingen within a week. However, this line has been crossed on three consecutive days. Consequently, only five people from two different households can meet again, starting Tuesday. Children under the age of 14 don’t count. If a household “consists of five or more people above the age of… Read More

 1,526 total views

READ MORE

Stricter compulsory corona rapid test for stores in Tübingen’s historic city

Starting Monday, March 15th, people who want to visit retail stores or cultural offers in Tübingen’s historic city, the Zinserdreieck or the train station area, need a negative corona rapid test. Now, this also applies to citizens of the city of Tübingen. For this, the city of Tübingen is expanding its test stations. People who got a negative test will receive a virtual “Tübinger Tagesticket (day ticket)”, which they have to show before entering a store, for example. The ticket is not necessary for stores which were already open during winter, such as bookstores, flower shops, news agencies, drugstores and… Read More

 1,330 total views

READ MORE

District of Tübingen: corona-relaxations starting March 8th

Starting March 8th, 2021, new corona-regulations apply in Baden-Württemberg. Because of this, the District Office Tübingen is relaxing the regulations from this day on. In the District of Tübingen, the seven-day-incidence has been steadily below 50 new infections per 100.000 residents, as the responsible health office has tested. It amounts to 24.5 on Sunday, March 7th. Consequently, retail stores, other stores and markets in general may open, starting Monday. Additionally, museums, galleries, zoological and botanical gardens as well as memorial places can start operations again. Up to ten people can again exercise together in outdoor sport facilities, if there isn’t… Read More

 3,690 total views

READ MORE

State loosens lockdown gradually

Baden-Württemberg wants to loosen the corona-regulations gradually. This was announced by governor Winfried Kretschmann in the state parliament on Friday. The openings are supposed to happen step by step. The first step will be in effect on Monday, March 8th. The benchmark is the so-called seven-days-incidence, which means the number of new infections with the corona-virus per 100.000 residents within a week. There will be more freedom in all counties, in which the incidence is below 100 on three consecutive days. Then, up to five adults plus children under the age of 14 from two households can meet again. Bookstores… Read More

 2,377 total views

READ MORE

Free FFP2-masks only until March 6th

People who receive Unemployment Benefit II (Hartz IV) can receive FFP2-masks for free. However, this only applies until March 6th, 2021. This offer also applies to people from the household who are included in the insurance, such as children or people who are unable to work. People eligible for free masks should have received an information letter from their health insurance. In exchange for this letter and by showing their identity card, people can receive masks in the pharmacy. This masks help in containing the corona-pandemic. More information under: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/regelung-zu-masken-1842704 tun21030102 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews… Read More

 1,821 total views

READ MORE

Schools open for grades 5 and 6

More students than before are supposed to get in-person learning soon: Starting Monday, March 15th, the fifth and sixth graders can go back to school. The children will be spread among several rooms. The state government of Baden-Württemberg has agreed on this. If the infection numbers should rise again, – to more than 100 infected at 100.000 residents within a week – an “emergency break” will be pulled. This was announced by governor Winfried Kretschmann on Thursday. He again cautioned about the new infectious mutation of the corona-virus from Britain: “If we are now too careless about openings, the infection… Read More

 1,632 total views

READ MORE

Mandatory mask-wearing in refugee accommodations starting March 1st 

Starting Monday, March 1st, the wearing of a medical mouth-nose-covering is mandatory in the refugee accommodations in the district of Tübingen. FFP2-masks, KN95-masks or surgical masks have to be worn. This regulation applies to all common rooms, in the kitchen, the hallway, the stairwell, the washroom facilities and in the offices of the janitor and the social worker. A medical mask also has to be worn outside, if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters can’t be followed. The mask-wearing is not mandatory in one’s own room, except if someone from the outside, such as a janitor, a social worker or… Read More

 1,322 total views

READ MORE

Longer children’s sick pay for parents

Because of the corona-pandemic, statutory insured employees have a claim to 20 instead of ten days of children’s sick pay per parent – therefore 40 days together. For single parents, this claim doubles from 20 to 40 days. This applies, if children under the age of twelve are sick and when the parents or single parents have to take care of them at home, because of the closed day care centers and schools. The Bundesrat has now also agreed to this, following the Bundestag. The claim to children’s sick pay applies retrospectively from the 5th of January, when Federal President… Read More

 1,107 total views

READ MORE

The Mössingen Tafel opens again

The Mössingen Tafel was closed for six weeks. On Friday, February 26th, at 2 p.m., it will open again. For this, strict distance and hygiene rules apply. Customers without a medical mask or a FFP2-masl will not be served. Only one person per card may come. The customers will receive prepackaged bags outside and the money should be counted beforehand. New customers can register on Tuesday, March 2nd, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tafel office in the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 20. For the registration, you have to bring the decree by the Job Centre or the Foreigners’ Registration Office.… Read More

 1,438 total views

READ MORE

Scientist calculate infection risk in closed spaces

During the pandemic, many people ask themselves: Is it more dangerous to go grocery shopping or go to the hairdresser or the museum? How high is the risk of infection in a bus or train, at the workplace, in the gym or at school? A recently published study by scientist from the Technical University of Berlin gives answers to these questions. They have developed a mathematical model to calculate the infection risk in different kinds of closed spaces. For this calculation, the authors assume that one infected person is in a closed space and calculate the probability of different persons… Read More

 1,334 total views

READ MORE

Transportation to corona vaccination center as free “ambulance service”

If the health insurance already pays for the transportation to the family physician, one can also invoice the travel to the corona vaccination center as “ambulance service (Krankenfahrt)”. If one wants to be brough to the vaccination center for free, they need a medical prescription. Family doctors can prescribe these medical prescriptions on the phone. The Ministry for Social Affairs and Health announced this agreement with the health insurances in Baden-Württemberg on January 29th, 2021. tun21020201 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian 19.05.2020. Latest information on Corona: Click here  3,212 total views

 3,212 total views

READ MORE

Families receiving basic security benefits to receive laptops for distance learning

Families who receive basic security benefits after SGB II from the job center, the so-called Hartz IV, can receive up to 350 € per child to buy digital devices such as laptops or tablets and accessories. This current directive from the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to the job centers applies retrospectively for January 1st, 2021. This way, the Ministry wants to prevent children from families in need to fall behind on their distance learning due to the corona pandemic. However, the claim for support for laptops or tablets only applies, if the necessary devices cannot be provided… Read More

 3,936 total views

READ MORE

Day care centers and primary schools open gradually

Children suffer from not seeing their friends. Parents are torn between remote working and teaching. The state government wants to change this situation in Baden-Württemberg after the carnival holidays. Starting Monday, February 22nd, day care centers and primary schools will open gradually. This was reported by governor Winfried Kretschmann on Wednesday after the meeting between the federal and state governments. The currents regulations will continue to apply to secondary schools, with the exception of graduating classes. Remote teaching will continue for the students. Kretschmann announced that next opening steps will only be taken, when less than 35 out of 100.000… Read More

 565 total views

READ MORE

Going out in the evening allowed again, no big gatherings

Since February 11th, the nightly curfew has been lifted in Baden-Württemberg. However, this does not mean that one can now have big parties with relatives or gather with a lot of friends. The contact restrictions – members of one household can only meet with one member from another household – are in effect until at least March 7th. The aim is still to lower the number of people infected with the corona virus significantly. It becomes critical, when there are at least 50 new infections with the virus per 100.000 residents on at least seven consecutive days. If this number… Read More

 3,810 total views

READ MORE

No curfew starting Thursday

In Baden-Württemberg, the nightly curfew will only be in effect for a short while longer. Statewide and for the last time, people will have to be in their homes by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, and remain there until 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. This was decided by the Higher Administrative Court in Mannheim. The reason for this decision was an urgent motion filed against this restriction by a woman from Tübingen. The state government introduced the curfew on December 12th, 2020. It is not yet decided, if places with a lot of corona infections will have special nightly… Read More

 714 total views,  1 views today

READ MORE

Face masks in comparison

Baden-Württemberg has tightened its corona regulations. Starting on Monday, January 25th, fabric masks and scarfs don’t count as enough protection in certain places. There, surgical masks or even more efficient masks have to be worn. These are called FFP2 or KN95. The stricter mask regulations apply on public transports (trains, busses, cabs, airplanes), on train and bus platforms as well as in the waiting areas of train stations and airports. These masks also have to be worn in shops and in the workplace, starting Monday. Children under the age of 14 can continue to wear so-called community masks. There continues… Read More

 2,342 total views

READ MORE

Rottenburg Tafel opens again

The Tafel in Rottenburg opens again on Monday, February 1st, during its usual opening times. Entrance into the Tafel rooms is only permitted with a FFP2-mask. Between February 8th and 25th, customers can extend their shopping card or apply for a new one. This is possible on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the community hall St. Martin. tun21012901 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian 05.10.2020. Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,624 total views

 2,624 total views

READ MORE

Entry bans into Germany starting January 30th

People coming from Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa or Brazil are not allowed entry into Germany, starting Saturday, January 30th. Additionally, the entry ban is in effect for the African countries Lesotho and Eswatini starting on Sunday. The Federal Government is forbidding airlines, train, bus and ship companies the transportation of persons who want to enter Germany from one of these countries. The reason for this is the spread of corona virus variations there. German citizens and foreigners who live in Germany are excepted from this regulation. Transit travelers and goods traffic also continue to be allowed. The regulation… Read More

 2,761 total views,  2 views today

READ MORE

Starting January 25th in Baden-Württemberg: surgical or FFP2-masks in shops and public transport

Baden-Württemberg has tightened its corona regulations. Starting on Monday, January 25th, fabric masks and scarfs don’t count as enough protection in certain places. There, surgical masks or even more efficient masks have to be worn. These are called FFP2 or KN95. The stricter mask regulations apply on public transports (trains, busses, cabs, airplanes), on train and bus platforms as well as in the waiting areas of train stations and airports. These masks also have to be worn in shops and in the workplace, starting Monday. Children under the age of 14 can continue to wear so-called community masks. There continues… Read More

 715 total views

READ MORE

Medical masks in public transportation and in shops

A scarf, a cloth or a fabric mask in front of mouth and nose soon won’t be enough on busses and trains as well as during the grocery run. In the future, medical masks – so-called surgery masks or the even more effective masks of the type FFP2 or KN95 – have to be worn. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governors of the States on Tuesday. However, they haven’t yet announced a date from which this new regulation applies. Governor Winfried Kretschmann explained the stricter rule, because the corona infection numbers must be reduced “as fast… Read More

 429 total views

READ MORE

Schools remain closed for now / Possible special regulations in Baden-Württemberg

In Germany, schools and day care centers are supposed to stay closed until February 14th. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governors of the States after long discussions. This means: At all schools, from primary schools, to secondary schools and to vocational schools, there will continue to be no in-person class, but remote teaching. However, Baden-Württemberg is aiming for special regulations. A possible step by step opening of day care centers and primary schools could be possible again by February 1st, if the infection numbers allow it. The early opening will be decided during the last week… Read More

 2,057 total views

READ MORE

Face masks in comparison

It is unclear, when the corona situation will go back to normal again. Consequently, face masks should continue to be worn for the safety of everyone. tünews informs here about the different types and the performance characteristics of face masks. FFP-masks (Filtering Face Pieces) These masks fit tightly and reliably protect the wearer from viruses. These protective masks filter even the smallest particles and aerosols out of the air. It is available in different versions. Masks with an exhalation valve offer a higher wearing-comfort. However, they only filter the inhaled air and don’t protect other people. Protective masks without the… Read More

 1,120 total views

READ MORE

Rottenburger Tafel is closed until February

The Rottenburger Tafel is closied until January 31, according to its homepage. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot expose its employees to “such a high risk of infection”. Many people from the team belong to at-risk groups. The Leins bakery previously donated unsold baked goods to the Tafel. Now it offers Tafel customers the chance to pick up goods from the previous day. To do so, Tafel customers must register between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. by calling 07472/1671690 and tell how many people are in their household. The baked goods can then be picked up after 11 a.m.… Read More

 980 total views

READ MORE

Caution in the forest: branches break, trees can fall

Currently, walkers should not go into the forest or should at least stay on the path and avoid closed areas. This was asked by the forestry office of the district of Tübingen. The reason is the very wet and heavy snow that has fallen so far. Due to the low temperatures, it is frozen to the branches of the trees. If too much heavy snow is lying on the branches or treetops, they break. Because of the heavy weight, even trees can fall over and strike walking people or bury them under it. This has already happened in the south… Read More

 1,202 total views

READ MORE