No sports, no culture: significantly restricted contacts

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States tightened the corona rules again on Wednesday, 28th October. During the emergency shutdown, starting from Monday, 2nd November until the end of November, their aim is to prevent further spread of the infection. For this reason, personal contacts are to be restricted in particular. That means: Only a maximum of ten people from two households may meet in public. Neither private nor public places may be used for celebrations. Everyone should refrain from private trips and visits to relatives or friends. Gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, theatres and amusement parks… Read More

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Who must be quarantined?

People who have had close contact with a coronavirus infected person within the last 14 days must be quarantined. Close contact means that they must have spoken to a person tested positive for the virus for at least 15 minutes. Or the infected person has coughed or sneezed in their direction from a distance of less than 1.5 meters. In both cases, according to information from the Federal Centre for Health Education, there is “a high risk” of being infected. The responsible health authority has ordered quarantine in such cases. For 10 to 14 days, close contact persons of infected… Read More

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How to act during quarantine?

Anyone who has been infected with the Corona virus or has had close contact with patients must be quarantined. This was decided by the health board. How should family members behave, so that they do not become infected? The Federal Centre for Health Education says: The person in quarantine should, if possible, stay in a single room that is well ventilated. The Federal Centre recommends that patients or potentially infected persons should wear a mask and wash hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds before contact with others — other family members should also regularly wash hands. The… Read More

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Starting Saturday no alcohol after 11 p.m.

In the district of Tübingen, a cut-off hour all apply starting Saturday, 24th October. This means that restaurants, petrol stations, supermarkets and kiosks will no longer be allowed to serve or sell alcohol from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. “This applies on all days of the week,” the Tübingen District Office stated in a press release. In a directive, the Ministry of Social Affairs of Baden-Württemberg imposed the curfew in all districts in which more than 50 people per 100,000 residents have become newly infected with the coronavirus in the past seven days. In the district of… Read More

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Across Baden-Württemberg effective immediately: No more than 10 people may gather privately

In Baden-Württemberg, so many people have now become infected with the coronavirus that the state government has taken measures to protect against further spread. These will apply starting Monday, October 19th. Private meetings are therefore generally limited to a maximum of ten participants throughout Baden-Württemberg. More people may only come together privately if they belong to only two households or are members of one family. This was decided by the state government on October 18th. It is written in the Fifth Regulation amending the Corona Regulation. According to the state’s ordinance, the district of Tübingen overruled its general decree of… Read More

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Across Baden-Württemberg effective immediately: Mouth nose protection required

In Baden-Württemberg, so many people are now infected with the coronavirus that the state government has taken measures to protect against further spread. These will apply starting Monday, October 19th. In pedestrian zones, on market squares and wherever the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, people throughout Baden-Württemberg must now wear a face mask over their mouth and nose. In public institutions, too, masks are now mandatory in places to which the public has access. This was decided by the state government on October 18th. It is written in the Fifth Regulation amending the Corona Regulation. In accordance… Read More

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Across Baden-Württemberg effective immediately: Events with more than 100 persons prohibited

In Baden-Württemberg, so many people have now become infected with the corona virus that the state government has taken measures to protect against further spread. These will apply starting Monday, October 19th. According to these measures, a maximum of 100 people will be allowed to participate in events. Private gatherings are not considered to be events, and significantly fewer people can take part in them. This was decided by the state government on October 18th. It is stated in the Fifth Regulation amending the Corona Regulation. According to the state’s ordinance, the district of Tübingen overruled its general decree of… Read More

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At all universities in Baden-Württemberg: Masks still required

In Baden-Württemberg, so many people are now infected with the coronavirus that the state government has taken measures to protect against further spread. These will apply starting Monday, October 19th. According to these measures, students and lecturers at universities must now wear a mask over their mouth and nose during lectures and seminars. This also applies when they are sitting at their seats. This was decided by the state government on October 18th. It is written in the Fifth Ordinance on Changes to the Corona Ordinance. This is written in a special Corona Ordinance for study and art. The district… Read More

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Learn about coronavirus through short videos

In Germany, more people are now infected with the coronavirus every day, compared to spring. Scientists and politicians assess the situation as very serious. Stricter rules and information should prevent more and more people from becoming infected – especially risk groups such as the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. Anyone looking for answers to many questions about the coronavirus will find them on the homepage of the Federal Center for Health Education, www.bzga.de. There, you will find tips for safe behavior in all kinds of situations. The BzgA also has a video series on YouTube: “Corona Wissen kompakt”. The… Read More

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New corona-rules: Answers online and on the phone

There are new, stricter rules in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Many people are unsure and wonder what they are and are not allowed to do. Answers can be obtained from the hotline of the district administration office on Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th. The hotline can be reached on both days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by calling 07071 / 207-3600. Detailed explanations can also be found on the homepage of the district of Tübingen: www.kreis-tuebingen.de. At the end of the first paragraph of the general disposition is a pdf “Antworten auf viele… Read More

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Stricter corona-rules in all of Baden-Württemberg

The state of Baden-Württemberg is tightening its corona-rules, as the district of Tübingen has already done. Starting on Monday, October 19th, these rules apply in the entire state of Baden-Württemberg. Stricter mask-regulations: Everywhere, where the minimum distance requirements cannot be met, people have to wear a mask. This means for example pedestrian zones and every public place. This rule applies statewide and the mask has to be worn over the mouth and nose. Celebrations: For private celebrations and gatherings, a maximum of ten people of two different households is allowed. Events: Only 100 people are allowed at events. Schools and… Read More

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Sick note via phone

Currently, not only the number of people infected with the corona-virus is rising again. More people have a cold as well. Patients with mild infections of the respiratory tract can, once again, get a sick note from their doctor via phone. This is possible starting Monday, October 19th, and, for the time being, is planned until the end of this year. The Joint Federal Committee decided this. Representatives of doctors, hospitals and public health insurance agencies belong to this committee. The aim of this measure is to keep waiting rooms empty and protect at risk patients from a possible infection.… Read More

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Masks are now also compulsory during class

In the week before the autumn vacations, secondary school students are required to memorize a new phrase: “Maske auf – auch im Unterricht” (Mask on – even during class). Baden-Württemberg has introduced this rule starting Monday, October 19, for fifth graders and above. Until now, they had to wear masks in toilets and in corridors. The new corona regulation for schools issued by the Ministry of Education has intensified the rules. The reason for this is the rapidly increasing number of infected persons throughout the country. Pupils who do not comply with the new regulations will face consequences that can… Read More

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Stricter rules for parties because of Corona

More and more people are becoming infected with the corona-virus, again. For this reason, stricter rules will be enacted in Baden-Württemberg starting Sunday, October 11th. If more than 35 people per 100,000 inhabitants become infected within seven days in a district, a maximum of 50 guests can come to private parties in rented rooms – for example restaurants. At private parties in private rooms, there should be no more than 25 people celebrating. Currently, the district of Esslingen is a corona hotspot with 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week. In hotspot counties or hotspot cities, only 25… Read More

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Without mask, no entry and no driving lessons

Every day in Baden-Württemberg, people contract the coronavirus. Again, and again patients die of Covid-19. That is why the state government is tightening the corona ordinance and extending it until November 30th. These changes will take effect Wednesday, September 30th: Guests in restaurants, pubs and bars must wear a mask when they are not sitting in their seats – for example, on their way to the table, to the toilet or to a buffet. The mask obligation also applies in closed rooms and in the waiting area of amusement parks and amusement facilities. Anyone not wearing a mask is not… Read More

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Protect the elderly: Covid-19 test before visiting

Older people need to be protected from the coronavirus. So, starting on Monday, 30thSeptember, there will be a new testing opportunity at the Tübingen fairground (Tübinger Festplatz). This is for all those who want to visit older relatives. The test should be carried out one day before the planned visit. The “Arztmobil” (doctor’s car) will be present at the Tübingen fairground every day of the week except for the weekends. The timings are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. People from the district of Tübingen who cannot afford the voluntary test, can get tested here for free. If there is… Read More

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Changes for those returning from travel

In Baden-Württemberg, there is a new regulation for travelers. Starting on Wednesday, September 16th, only returnees from risk areas can be tested at the Corona test stations in the state – not all travel returnees. Currently, there are test stations at the airports of Stuttgart, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden and Friedrichshafen, at Stuttgart Central Station and at the freeway service stations Neuenburg/Ost and Kemmental/Ost. In any case, the state will operate these test stations until after the end of the summer vacations. For residents of the district of Tübingen, the drive-in test station on the Tübingen fairground (Tübinger Festplatz) has been open again… Read More

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Refusing to wear a mask will result in a fine

Students from grade five and up in Baden-Württemberg must wear a mask outside of the classroom after the summer vacation. This applies in the hallways, in the auditorium, in the school yard and on the toilet. Anyone who does not adhere to the new rules will be fined. The fines are between 25 and 250 euros. The standard fine is 35 euros. This info is from the new “catalog of fines for administrative offenses” from the state government. The public order office oversees violations. For people who do not wear a mask in places like markets and shops, fines will… Read More

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German border open for people seeking protection

Due to the corona-pandemic, entry into Germany is limited. However, there are exceptions to the entry restrictions: Citizens of a country belonging to the European Union, as well as people from other states that have a long-term resident permit, are allowed to enter. There are also exceptions to the entry restrictions for those seeking protection: People who come to Germany for the purpose of joining their families are allowed entry, as long as they have the necessary documents. Additionally, people who want to apply for asylum can enter. This means that refugees will not be turned away at the border… Read More

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Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate…

Correct ventilation reduces the risk of being infected by the coronavirus. This is clear through the recommendations of the Federal Environmental Agency for schools and all inside spaces. Aerosols are tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the air. They are a common path of transmission for the coronavirus. Aerosols spread faster in closed off interiors. Consequently, the Federal Environmental Agency recommends to get as much fresh air into inside spaces as possible – additionally to keeping the minimum required distance and wearing a protection over mouth and nose. For fresh air, a cross ventilation is ideal. A draft through… Read More

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Corona is still here

By Birgit Walter-Frank In the last few weeks, we were able to take a deep breath in the health department of the Tübingen administrative district office. However, the number of infections is increasing again. Travelers in particular can bring the virus back with them. It is and will remain important that we all adhere to distance and hygiene rules. Regardless of whether one wants to speak of a beginning “second wave” or not: the virus is here. In the health department, the focus of our work is “contact person management”, which means that we determine the contacts of people who… Read More

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Covid-19 test station reopened

Many travelers bring back unwanted souvenirs from their vacation: The Corona Virus. Consequently, the test station at the Tübinger Festplatz has been opened again, as the administrative district office of Tübingen informs. There, travelers who return from their stay abroad, can get tested for free. Before going to the test station, regardless if one is showing symptoms or not, one should call their general practitioner. If they send the returners to the test station, it is important to bring one’s health insurance card. The test station is open Monday through Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. In the morning,… Read More

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Longer work days for people working from home

Due to Covid-19, many people currently work from home. A collaboration between researchers from the Harvard Business School and the New York University now discovered that, on average, these people work 48.5 minutes more each day than before the pandemic. For their study, the researchers looked at the digital working patterns of 3.1 million people from a few thousand companies, which are located in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Not only has the work day gotten longer for many people, but the working methods have also adapted: The researchers found that there are more e-mails being send internally,… Read More

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Mandatory Covid-19 test for people returning from risk areas

There is a high risk of infection with the coronavirus in many countries. To stop the spreading of the virus, the German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, has ordered a mandatory test for all people returning from high risk areas. Everyone returning from their vacation who does not have a negative test result from shortly before departure, can get tested free of charge for three days after their return. In Baden-Württemberg, it is possible to get tested in the test centre located at the three airports Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen and Baden-Airpark, or at Stuttgart Central Station. If one prefers to… Read More

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Children feel very stressed by Corona

The quality of life of children and adolescents in Germany deteriorated during the Corona crisis. This is shown by the COPSY study (Corona and Psyche) by the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). Nationwide, children and parents were surveyed on this topic for the first time. The pandemic has “reduced the quality of life and mental wellbeing of children and adolescents and increased the risk of mental health problems. Most children and adolescents feel stressed, are increasingly worried, pay less attention to their health and complain more often about family disputes. In every second child, the relationship with their friends suffered… Read More

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Corona seems to spare small children

Children are less likely to become infected with the coronavirus compared to their parents. These are the first results of a study from Baden-Württemberg. The researchers from four universities examined almost 2500 children under the age of ten and a mother or father without symptoms for the virus and for antibodies. Scientists, Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann and Minister of Culture Susanne Eisenmann have now presented the evaluation of the study. The result ensures that healthy children can go to daycare centers and elementary schools starting Monday, June 29th. There is no compulsory schooling until the summer holidays. Parents can informally… Read More

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Corona: Fines still in place

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Anyone who violates the provisions of the Corona Ordinance is committing an administrative offense. Fined will be anyone who does not keep the minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people, does not wear a mouth-to-nose cover if this is prescribed, takes part in a gathering of more than twenty people or holds unauthorized meetings. Anyone who violates the prohibition of entry or participation with symptoms of an infectious disease must also face a fine. The fines can be up to € 2,500, in some… Read More

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Corona as of July 1st: Demos allowed

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. The Corona Regulation expressly respects the importance of freedom of assembly under Article 8 of the Basic Law. In principle, there are no limits to the number of participants. However, the organizers must work to ensure that the demonstrators abide by the distance rule. The authorities can also request certain hygiene measures. However, the law also authorizes the authorities to prohibit such meetings “provided that protection against infections cannot be achieved in any other way, in particular due to conditions”. This is stated in paragraph… Read More

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Corona as of July 1st: No hygiene plan required for private celebrations for up to 100 people

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Starting July 1st, a hygiene plan is no longer necessary for private events with no more than 100 participants. This applies, for example, to birthday or wedding celebrations, baptisms and family celebrations. This is in the ordinance of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of June 23, 2020. tun062502 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 28.06.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  1,689 total views

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Corona as of July 1st: Keep your distance, wear a mask

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. People must continue to keep 1.5 meters distance in public spaces. Schools, kindergartens and some other facilities are excluded. If this is not possible, at the very least a mask must be worn over the mouth and nose. (It is not enough to just cover the mouth with the mask!) Covering the mouth and nose is mandatory when using public and tourist passenger transport and at its boarding points. The mask is also prescribed for services in which people come close together. The masks are… Read More

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Corona as of July 1st: Groups of up to 20 can meet

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. From July 1st, 20 people can now meet in public as well as in private. The new regulation no longer differentiates between private and public spaces. This is stated in paragraph 9 of the ordinance of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of June 23, 2020. tun062501 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 28.06.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here    1,385 total views

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Integreat: Information about the Corona warning app in nine languages

The Integreat app provides information about the federal government’s Corona Warning app in German, English, French, Arabic, Romanian, Turkish, Farsi, Polish, and Russian. The information is written in simple language and can be pulled up in the nationwide app: https://integreat.app/deutschlandvorlage2019/de/corona-virus/corona-warn-app tun062310 Latest information on Corona: Click here  1,176 total views,  2 views today

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Corona as of July 1st: Events with more than 20 people

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. From then on, events with up to 250 people are possible. The prerequisite is that the participants are assigned fixed seats for the entire duration of the event and that the event follows a pre-determined program. This regulation includes, for example, cultural events, club meetings or employee meetings. Dance events, with the exception of dance performances, dance classes and rehearsals, are also prohibited. Starting August 1st, events with less than 500 people are allowed again. Events with over 500 participants are still prohibited until October… Read More

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Corona from July 1st: Clubs and discotheques still prohibited

Starting July 1st, 2020, new regulations to combat the corona pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Clubs and discos are still not allowed to open. Prostitutes, brothels and similar establishments as well as any other form of prostitution are also prohibited. This is stated in paragraph 13 of the ordinance of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus of June 23rd, 2020. tun062504 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 27.06.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  1,322 total views

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Masks make sense in the age of Corona

Many people are reluctant to wear masks against the Coronavirus, but the obligation to cover the mouth and nose in public transport and in shops is evident. A study by four universities backs this claim. The scientists examined developments in Jena and similar cities. Jena had already introduced the mask requirement on April 6th, other cities did not follow until two or three weeks later. The study found that the mask requirement has contributed to slow the spread of Covid-19, according to the summary by Klaus Wäldle (University of Mainz). The World Health Organization (WHO) has also changed its stance… Read More

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Curevac receives 300 million Euro for vaccination research

The German national bank KfW has invested 300 million Euro in the Tübingen enterprise Curevac, as told by the federal economics minister Peter Altmaier on Monday. The biotech-company is conducting research for a vaccination against the Corona virus in the Technologiepark Tübingen. Curevac wants to teach the human body how to produce its own vaccine. The enterprise wants to imitate a natural virus infection and, thus, activate the body’s own defence mechanisms. Press spokesman Thorsten Schüller explained the method to tünews INTERNATIONAL at the beginning of April. Meanwhile, Curevac has been allowed to test its vaccine in a clinical study… Read More

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Prime Minister on Corona myths: no villain who wants to fool everyone

People are now also protesting in Tübingen against the corona policy of the federal and state governments. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime  Minister  Winfried Kretschmann addressed these demonstrations, among other things, in his new video podcast on Tuesday. “The right of assembly is a fundamental right,” said Kretschmann. However, he also sees that “extremists and populists” are using demonstrations for their purposes. For example, they claim that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is behind Corona in order to secretly establish world domination. This “conspiracy theory”, according to the Prime Minister, is absurd: “There is no villain here who wants to fool us all.” But… Read More

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Education or work allowance: Urgent

A new residence law has been enforced in Germany since January 2020. It affects allowance to engage in education or work. Anyone wishing to apply must provide proof of who he or she is and where he or she came from by Tuesday, June 30th. This is urgent. Afterward the due date the allowance can no longer be applied for. A birth certificate (with name, nationality, date of birth) and a passport or other official document of the country of origin must be provided by June 30th. If this does not work, the applicants must prove that they have taken… Read More

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Special regulation for sick leave via telephone has ended

Starting June 1st, anyone who wants to get a sick leave needs to go to the doctor office again. This means that the special regulation has officially ended and a physical examination is once again necessary to assess the inability to work. However, Josef Hecken, Chairman of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA), emphasized that anyone suspecting an infection with the coronavirus should still contact a doctor via telephone. The special regulation for sick leave via telephone was designed to relieve the burden on doctors and to protect employees during the Corona pandemic. It had already been extended by the G-BA… Read More

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Corona: Situation in Nigeria

By Bright Edosa Igbinovia Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Abuja is leading the struggle against the Corona virus. The government of Nigeria has drawn consequences from the crisis of Ebola from 2014 and has improved their health care. The first confirmed case of the pandemic of “Coronavirus disease 2019” (Covid-19) in Nigeria was announced on the 27th February 2020. The total confirmed cases: 6175 infected, 1644 survivors and 191 deaths (18.05.2020, source: Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)). The Nigerian government announced a ban on international flights on the… Read More

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Private parties with a maximum of 99 guests

Starting Tuesday, 9th June 2020, weddings and birthday parties will be permitted to be celebrated with more guests. In one’s home, up to 20 people from different households are allowed. No restrictions apply among family members anymore. This was announced by the federal state government of Baden-Württemberg. They made two examples: If four people live together in one household, up to a maximum of 16 people that are not related may be invited to a party. If three relatives join the four hosts, only 13 not related persons are allowed to enter. In rented rooms such as a restaurant, private… Read More

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Relaxed rules for festivals, culture and football

Birthday children and wedding couples will now benefit from the new relaxations of the Corona rules. Starting Monday, June 1st, up to ten people from several households can meet and celebrate in closed private rooms. This restriction does not apply to relatives. A maximum of 20 people can get together at a private party outdoors. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann announced this easing on Tuesday. Those interested in cultural events can visit cinemas, theaters, concerts or operas again, starting June 1st. However, less than 100 people are allowed in the hall together with permanent seating. Would you rather go to… Read More

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Limited training allowed in the gyms

Fitness or yoga fans can train again in studios starting Tuesday, June 2nd. The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture has now announced rule relaxation for indoor sports. However, in addition to the minimum distance of 1.5 meters between the exercisers, other rules also apply. The athletes must come to the gym in their training attire because the changing rooms will remain closed. No direct physical contact nor crowding is allowed. Studio staff must note the name, date, length of visit including the address or phone number of visitors. The rooms must be adequately ventilated and the devices carefully cleaned/disinfected after each… Read More

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Corona on a global scale

Wolfgang Sannwald The Corona-virus has infected approximately four million people worldwide. Until may 5th, more than 250.000 deaths are accredited to the pandemic. Both numbers continue to rise. In this global crisis, it has become clear once more that people cannot be separated by nationality, language, skin colour or religion. The pathogen impairs people that are from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Germany or anywhere else in the same way. Everywhere on earth, it causes people to die. Yet, a big difference is made by the condition of societies in which the virus spreads. Is there enough prosperity in order to… Read More

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Ramadan in times of Corona

Due to the Corona crisis, fasting Muslims experienced significant changes in Ramadan this year. Religious and social rituals constitute central elements of Ramdan. For example, after Ishaa, the evening prayer, follows the Tarawih. Tarawih is a prayer that only takes place during Ramadan and, therefore, has a special significance. Due to the worldwide closing and restrictions on mosques, joint prayers were no longer possible. Even in Mekka, the holy town of Muslims, the ritual was not held this year. “Many people find that sad”, says Salma from Syria. The joint meals Mawaes Al Rahman outdoor were cancelled, which is another… Read More

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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

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The Loss of a Friend Due to Coronavirus

Mohammad Nazir Momand from Afghanistan was the first member of the editorial board to be affected by the death of a friend due to Covid-19. He wrote this obituary on his friend: My friend Dr. Eqbal Omari died on April 15th, 2020 in Afghanistan from the Coronavirus. He was 32 years old. We were together from elementary school till high school. He was particularly interested in computer technology and met a lot with friends in his free time. After school he studied medicine in Mazar-e Sharif and I studied agriculture at the same time. We were in the same building… Read More

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Accessibility of the immigration authorities in the district of Tübingen

Accessibility of the immigration authorities in the district of Tübingen Due to the corona situation, there are currently no open office hours at the immigration authorities in the district of Tübingen. Appointments can be made in urgent cases. The following accessibility applies to the individual offices and authorities:   Immigration office in the district office An appointment is to be made directly with the responsible clerk. The contact details can be found here: www.kreis-tuebingen.de/310341.html To prolong tolerations and residence permits, it is sufficient to send the residence permits or tolerations to the district office. After the extension, the documents will… Read More

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Help for tenants

Regulations for the protection of tenants came into force on April 1st, 2020 and will continue to apply until June 30th. As a result, their rentals cannot be terminated within this period due to a failure to pay rent during the COVID 19 pandemic. The rent will not be given to anyone for this period. Interest on arrears may also arise. Rental debts from April 1st to June 30th, 2020 must be paid by June 30th, 2022, otherwise the tenants can be evicted. In the event of a dispute, tenants must demonstrate that they can no longer pay their rent… Read More

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Occupational health and safety against corona infections

The Federal Government published general standards for protection against corona infections at worki on April 20th. The government points out that a minimum distance of 1.5 meters must also be observed in companies – in buildings, outdoors and in vehicles. Operations should be organized in such a way that employees have as little direct contact as possible. Shift work should be adjusted accordingly. Nobody should come to work sick. Anyone who has a fever, runny nose, cough or breathing problems while at work should go home. In the event of unavoidable direct contacts, there must be additional protection, preferably with… Read More

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Corona and consequences – information in multiple languages

The Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration is providing useful information on the coronavirus in 20 languages. A homepage is offering information on the virus and related protective measures. The latest decisions of the Federal Government including its states, speeches by the Federal Chancellor and many news reports on individual aspects can be accessed. For example, information from other federal ministries and federal institutions on work, travel or protection against violence is also available. www.integrationsbeauftragte.de/ib-de/amt-und-person/informationen-zum-coronavirus#tar-2 tun051503 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 19.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,246 total views

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Few exceptions to compulsory schooling

After the Pentecost vacation on June 15th, more and more students will begin going back to schools. This worries some parents in Corona times. They would prefer not to let their schoolchildren out of the house to protect them. However, that is not possible. School attendance is compulsory in Germany. However, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Culture has provided exceptions to this: children who have a previous illness, such as asthma, do not have to go to class. This also applies to children who live in a household with people from a risk group. Parents can report this to the schools… Read More

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Two Countries, Two Responses

Will Thomas lived in Germany as an exchange student from May 2019 to April 2020 and has been helping out at tünews International since October 2019. In his article, he compares the governmental responses to the Corona pandemic of Germany and the USA based on his own personal experiences and shares his perception of the current Corona crisis.   by Will Thomas How does a country react to a crisis? The answer depends on the country. Until the end of March, I was completing an exchange year in Tübingen, consisting of a semester at the university and an internship. Unfortunately,… Read More

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Corona: All people from two households may meet in public

Starting May 11th people from two different households can be out and about in public space in Baden-Württemberg. So far, only two people from different households could meet. More people were only allowed together if they were members of the same family. This is from the regulation of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 from May 9th, 2020. tun051001 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 13.05.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  734 total views

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Corona: Outdoor sports possible again

Starting May 11th, outdoor sports in Baden-Württemberg will once again be allowed for groups as long as certain rules are observed: during the entire training and exercise routine, a distance of at least one and a half meters must be kept between all people present and direct physical contact is prohibited. Training courses may only take place individually or in groups of a maximum of five people. If a certain sport takes place on larger training areas such as soccer fields, golf courses or athletics facilities, a group of a maximum of five people can train per 1000 square meters.… Read More

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Corona: More than five people in private rooms

So far, only five people who were not part of a family or household could meet in private rooms. Since May 11, in addition to family members in a straight line, siblings (side lines) and their descendants, i.e. children and grandchildren, can also be together in private rooms. This also applies if there are more than five people. People at risk, such as the elderly, should be protected by hygiene measures such as keeping their distance and washing their hands. This is in the regulation from the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2… Read More

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Corona: Additional body-related services allowed

Starting May 11th, tanning salons and other body-related services with comparable hygiene standards such as hairdressers may open in Baden-Württemberg. They must comply with special hygiene regulations. Explicitly mentioned are: massage studios, cosmetic studios, nail studios and tattoo studios. Facial services such as beard care, eyelash coloring and eyebrow plucking are again permitted in hairdressing salons. This is from the regulation of the state government on infection protection measures against the spread of the virus SARS-CoV-2 from May 9, 2020. tun051003 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 12.05.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here… Read More

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Driving lessons are back

The driving schools had already arranged for a car parade in Stuttgart. But the protest demonstration was no longer necessary. From Monday, May 11th, driving schools can again give driving lessons and theoretical lessons, the state government of Baden-Württemberg announced on Wednesday. Starting May 11th, the following applies: learner drivers and driving instructors must wear a mask during the driving lesson. A minimum distance of 1.5 meters applies to theory lessons. This creates problems for driving schools with small classrooms. That is why it makes sense to ask the driving school how it regulates theoretical lessons. tun050701 Impressionen zum Leben… Read More

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One consequence of the corona crisis: unlearning the German language

“It takes much longer to react verbally and I can no longer say a sentence quickly and correctly, I have forgotten almost everything in these two months”, tells a woman from Syria tünews INTERNATIONAL. An important problem for refugees during the Corona crisis is the reduced use of the German language. Learning and maintaining the language must be practiced continuously. During the crisis, however, everyone is forced to stay at home and nobody is able to attend a school, a language course, a university or to communicate with others in German: this led to an unlearning of the German language.… Read More

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Corona threatens the world with a hunger pandemic

David Beasley, head of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), warned in a speech to the UN Security Council of an approaching “global humanitarian disaster”. He expects the number of people threatened by starvation to double in 2020 due to the spread of the Corona virus: “While we are affected by a COVID-19 pandemic, we are also on the brink of a hunger pandemic.” He mentioned countries with conflicts such as Yemen, Syria and South Sudan in particular: “Millions of civilians living in conflict-ridden nations, including many women and children, are being put on the brink of starvation. The… Read More

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Tübingen City Library open for short visits

Since Wednesday, May 6th, readers have been able visit the Tübingen public library located in the Nonnengasse. Loan times are currently Wednesdays to Fridays from 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The branches in Derendingen, Waldhäuser-Ost and Wanne, on the other hand, still remain closed. Only a limited number of visitors are allowed inside the library together, and only for quick visits. If there is high demand, queues may form outside. Anyone wishing to enter the building must wear mouth-nose protection. The library is also selling recyclable masks. Books and other media can… Read More

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Correct use of disposable gloves

The following should be observed when wearing disposable gloves: first wash your hands thoroughly or disinfect them with a sanitizer. Pay attention to the gaps between your fingers and your nails. Then put on the gloves carefully without causing any tears. While taking off the gloves, it is important to only hold them from the inner lower end, not at the fingertips, and then remove them. Disinfect hands again or wash thoroughly. Used gloves belong in the residual waste. When outside, they should be thrown in a public trash bin and not on the street. Remember to still wash your… Read More

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Food from Tübinger Tafel and “Grundversorgung”

The Tübinger Tafel-Laden in Eisenbahnstraße 55 will open again on Tuesday, 5th May 2020. People who are in need can receive food from the Derendingen children’s and youth farm, the Wanne district meeting place and the St. Peter’s parish in Lustnau. All four distribution points hand out food on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 3 to 5 pm and on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 pm. Adults are required to pay a contribution fee of two euros, but for children and young people, it is free of cost. The aim of the cooperation between the Tübinger Tafel and the Initiative… Read More

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Perspectives 2: More outdoor sports and open beer gardens

Sports fans have something to look forward to. Starting May 11th, more outdoor sports will be allowed again. Baden-Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann mentioned tennis, athletics and golf among others on Wednesday. The clubs in the Bundesliga and second division may also be allowed to play again starting mid-May – but without spectators in the stadium. The heads of the federal states and Chancellor Angela Merkel have all agreed to this. Before Whitsuntide, guests will once again be entertained outdoors – in beer gardens or ice cream parlors. Boats can also be borrowed again. From Whitsun, gyms and amusement parks… Read More

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Perspectives 1: More contacts allowed, more children in school and daycare

Keep your distance and wear masks in shops, buses and trains: this is still the rule in Baden-Württemberg and will be for a long time. The intention is to ensure that as few people as possible become newly infected with the Corona virus. Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann announced this on Wednesday in the state parliament after the video conference of the country heads with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Contact restrictions will continue till June 5th. However, rules have been eased somewhat. Now relatives of two families, two couples or the residents of two shared flats are also allowed to meet in… Read More

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Large events remain forbidden

Large events are prohibited in Baden-Württemberg until at least August 31st, 2020. The state government listed popular festivals, large sporting events with spectators, large concerts, festivals, wine festivals (in villages, cities, streets), shooting clubs (Schützenfeste) and funfair events as examples of prohibited events. For smaller public or private events/celebrations as well as events without a celebratory character, a relaxation is not yet in sight. This is stated in the seventh ordinance of the state government amending the Corona Ordinance of 2nd May 2020. tun050304 Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Wolfgang Sannwald. Latest information on Corona: Click here  987 total views

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Playgrounds open again, starting May 6th

The state government of Baden-Württemberg lifted the temporary block on the usage of children’s playgrounds, beginning on May 6th. The places had been closed due to the Corona epidemic. “Bolzplätze” remain closed, which are small spaces for playing football or other ball games. This is in the seventh ordinance of the state government amending the Corona Ordinance of May 2, 2020. tun050303 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 04.05.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  1,072 total views

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Use disposable gloves correctly

The following should be observed when wearing disposable gloves: first wash your hands thoroughly, paying attention to the gaps between your fingers and your nails. Then put on the gloves carefully so that there are no cracks or holes. When taking off the gloves, it is important to only touch them at the bottom, not at the fingertips, and then remove them. Disinfect hands again or wash thoroughly. Used gloves belong in the residual waste. When out and about, they should be thrown in a public trash bin. They do not belong on the street. As before, regular and thorough… Read More

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Corona: Good for the climate?

Due to the corona crisis, emissions of carbon dioxide will decrease this year. Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO), gave the following description in Geneva: “What is happening is good for the environment in the short term, but it will not be enough.” The crisis had an impact on greenhouse gas emissions. “Our estimates assume that CO2 emissions will decrease by six percent this year due to reduced activity in transport, business and energy generation.” He pointed out that while the Corona virus caused a major health and economic crisis, failure to respect climate… Read More

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Religious services allowed

In principle, services and other religious gatherings in churches, synagogues, mosques and similar purpose rooms are allowed, starting May 4th. However, people who do not live in a domestic community must maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from each other. The organizers must create a written infection protection plan for each event location. Among other things, they must show how they plan to reduce the risk of infection. For example, that they have all objects and surfaces that are touched disinfected before and after each event. Participants must have the opportunity to disinfect their hands. Body contact and the… Read More

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Funerals allowed

Funerals, urn burials and open-air funeral prayers are permitted, starting May 4th, with a maximum of 50 participants. Undertakers and other employees should not be counted here, provided they do not come into direct contact with the mourning community. Wearing a mouth and nose cover is recommended. Wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from person to person must be observed; this does not apply to people who live together in a home. Ritual washing of the dead is also permitted again, provided that it is carried out in the specialized facilities provided for this purpose while observing the… Read More

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Relaxation of restrictions for believers and children

“We must not become careless now,” said Winfried Kretschmann, the Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg. The number of people infected with the corona virus cannot be allowed to increase. Therefore, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of the federal states agreed on “a few small steps” (Kretschmann) on Thursday. Services and prayer events are allowed to take place again from the first week of May. Museums, exhibitions, memorials, zoos and botanical gardens might open during the coming week. Children’s playgrounds have been reopened. However, there are requirements to insure nobody gets infected. Dentists are allowed to treat patients as usual. Distance and… Read More

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Corona hotline: new timings

From Monday, May 4th, the timings will change for the Corona hotline of the Tübingen district office: The hotline, with the number 07071 207 3600, will from then on be accessible Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Currently, the hotline can still be contacted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Friday, May 1st, the phoneline will not be available, due to the public holiday. This will also be the case on the coming weekend, the 2nd and 3rd of May, and for all subsequent weekends. For further information: www.kreis-tuebingen.de/corona.html tun042701 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der… Read More

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Timetable change: More buses again

From Monday, May 4th, regional bus traffic will be switched back to the timetable used on school days. In the wake of the Corona crisis, a reduced bus schedule was introduced in mid-March. All buses on school days are now run to on schedule, although they will only be used to a limited extent. Timetable information is available at www.naldo.de in the electronic timetable information. However, different regulations apply for the city traffic in Tübingen. 042901 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 01.05.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  547 total views

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Customers can come back to the Tübinger Tafel

Starting from Tuesday, May 5th, the Tübinger Tafel will once again start distributing food from their location at Eisenbahnstraße 57. As always customers with TüTaCards will be served on the day and time window specified by their number – however, unlike before, this will be done through plexiglass panels on the outer doors. The minimum distance must be observed and masks must be worn. New customers can register on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with their KreisBonusCard and an ID at the Tübinger Tafel. In addition to the Tafel shop, groceries are available in three branches… Read More

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Social Services – Visits only with appointment

The social services public office in Tübingen is now open for visitors. However, visits are only possible in case of emergencies or matters that cannot be solved via telephone or E-mail. Taking an appointment is mandatory. A maximum of two persons are allowed to attend the appointment. As explained by the city administration, visitors will be picked up at the building’s entrance in Fruchtschranne 1 to 5 at the prearranged time. A list with all social services is attached to the main door. During the visit it is compulsory to wear an everyday mask or a piece of cloth which… Read More

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Cover mouth and nose on public transport and in shops

As of Monday, 27th April, people in Baden-Württemberg will have to cover their mouth and nose while using public transport or while shopping. This “mask obligation” also applies to bus and train waiting areas. The regulation applies to everyone including and over six years of age. This means that your mouth and nose need to be covered either with a non-medical “everyday mask” or with another covering, such as a scarf or a cloth. The aim is to reduce the spread of droplets expelled when people exhale, speak, cough or sneeze. Mutual protection will increase if all people cover their… Read More

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From 4th May on-site appointments at the District Office by appointment

  The Tübingen District Office will open its doors to the public again on Monday, 4th May. However, appointments via telephone with the secretariat of the relevant department need to made before the visit. This appointment will be checked in the entrance area. This was announced by the district administration office. In the waiting area in the glass hall, the call system for the foreigners area and the registration and driving licence office has been reactivated. Those who come personally should observe the rules of distance and wear a mask. Simple face masks are available for purchase at the District… Read More

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Mental stress: free help on the phone

The corona pandemic can have a variety of psychological impacts: sleep disorders, existential fear, fear of infections, panic attacks or depression. People who have any of these problems can get free help via a telephone hotline. This was announced by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs. Professionals can be reached at 0800 / 377 377 6 every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – for example psychotherapists as well as specialists from clinics and advice centres. They all work on a voluntary basis. tun042404 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 15.04.2020   Latest… Read More

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One shelf for all

  In the entrance of the protestant community centre in the Kirchgasse 14 in Rottenburg, one can find non-expired foodstuffs on a wooden shelf for free. In cooperation with the group “foodsharing Rottenburg”, this “fair-share” is available for everyone who is in need of help and support during the corona pandemic. The shelf is located at the church’s outdoor area and is accessible at all times. Anyone who has spare non-expired foodstuffs can put them on the shelf as a donation. tun042302 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 15.04.2020   Latest information on Corona:… Read More

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Safety rules on public transport

From Monday, 27th April, it is mandatory to cover your mouth and nose with a mask, scarf or shawl on all buses and trains in Baden-Württemberg. This was emphasised by Stadtwerke Tübingen as the operator of Tübingen’s city buses and by the affiliated company naldo, which is responsible for buses and trains in this region. They also request public transport users to comply with further rules: Keep sufficient distance and try not to get too close to other passengers, i.e. do not stand or sit face to face. Passengers should use all doors to get on and off the bus… Read More

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The Rottenburger Tafel moved temporarily

The Rottenburger Tafel has found a temporary home in the local tithe barn (Zehntscheuer). The Tafel shop had to close due to its cramped premises. The service center is open for Tafel customers from Monday to Friday from 2.30 pm to 5 pm. Due to the larger rooms of the tithe barn, the distance rule can be followed properly. At the entrance, the admission staff ensures that a large safety distance is kept. Only one person per family is allowed to enter. tun042301 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 15.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here… Read More

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Emergency childcare for more children

According to the regulations of the state of Baden-Württemberg which is meant to protect against the corona epidemic, kindergartens, day care centers and other childcare facilities are closed. Since then, very few parents have been allowed to send their children to day care centers, day care, primary schools and secondary schools for “emergency childcare”. From 27th April, children will be allowed to go into “emergency care” if both parents or the single parent have to be present at their place of work and “are considered indispensable”. The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Baden-Württemberg announced this on 20th April 2020.… Read More

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Masks are mandatory from 27th of April

Baden-Württemberg is now joining the neighbouring states of Bavaria and Hesse: From Monday, 27th April, customers will have to cover their mouths and noses while shopping and using public transport. This was declared by Minister President Winfried Kretschmann at a press conference on Tuesday. Simple self-made protective masks will suffice. Those who do not have a mask can also use a scarf or cloth. Whether small children should also cover their mouths and noses has yet to be clarified, said the Minister President. The distance of 1.5 meters to other people must still be maintained. tun042101 Impressionen zum Leben in… Read More

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Doctor’s note via telephone call still possible

Employees who have a cold do not need to go to the doctor’s office in order to receive sick leave till the first week of May. They can get a doctor’s note after simply calling their doctor. This was announced by Josef Hecken, the chairman of the federal committee responsible for health care. This special regulation regarding Corona, which was introduced on 20th March, has now been extended until 4th of May. tun042104 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 17.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  957 total views,  2 views today

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All the pupils will move up to the next grade

Due to the corona pandemic, pupils have had no regular classes for quite some time. The Ministry of Education in Baden-Württemberg has now reacted to this. This school year, no pupil will be made to repeat the class. This means all children and youngsters will move up to the next school year. This was announced by the Minister of Education, Susanne Eisenmann, at a press conference on Tuesday.  “No pupil should suffer from any disadvantage caused by the current situation”, said the minister. tun042103 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Oula Mahfouz, 22.03.2020 Latest information on… Read More

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Only a maximum of four in the studio

We still broadcast “Newcomer News” every Wednesday in the “Radio Desert Wave” studio, even now during the corona crisis. We are now only hosting a maximum of four people in the studio – instead of up to eight previously. While we broadcast our program live, we keep the necessary distance of two meters from each other out of responsibility and continue our work. The news from tünews INTERNATIONAL are spoken in four languages. In order to comply with this rule, we as speakers are divided into two groups. For example, the news in German and Arabic are announced first, followed… Read More

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Starting on April 20, shops up to 800 square meters can open

Starting on April 20, car dealers, bicycle dealers, bookstores and all other shops with a sales area of no more than 800 square meters will be allowed to reopen in Baden-Württemberg. However, they must ensure that all hygiene requirements and distance regulations are observed in their shops. This was ordered by the state government of Baden-Württemberg in the Fifth Ordinance to amend the Corona Ordinance of April 17. tun04180 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 06.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  1,545 total views

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Libraries can reopen

Libraries and archives in Baden-Württemberg will be allowed to reopen starting on April 20. This also applies to university libraries. They must ensure that all hygiene requirements and distance regulations are observed. This was ordered by the state government of Baden-Württemberg in the Fifth Ordinance to amend the Corona Ordinance on April 17. However, this is only a permit to reopen. Whether and how cities and municipalities, for example, make their municipal libraries accessible again is up to them. Inquiries from tünews INTERNATIONAL have shown that both the Tübingen city library and the one in Reutlingen are not yet open.… Read More

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Still no events

In Baden-Württemberg, events are still fundamentally prohibited, even after the Fifth Ordinance amending the Corona Ordinance of April 17. The restrictions apply until May 3. According to a decision by the federal and state governments, major events should not be possible until at least August 31, 2020. tun 041803 Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Wolfgang Sannwald. Latest information on Corona: Click here  1,311 total views

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Schools will gradually open, starting May 4th

The schools in Baden-Württemberg will be gradually opened again, starting on May 4, 2020. First, the pupils of all general education schools that are due for final exams this year or next year will go back to school. This also applies to the final classes of vocational schools. Kindergartens and kindergartens will remain closed for the time being. Emergency care remains guaranteed and will be expanded. This was regulated by the state government of Baden-Württemberg in the Fifth Ordinance amending the Corona Ordinance of April 17. tun041804 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 06.04.2020 Latest… Read More

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Restaurants and leisure facilities remain closed

Baden-Württemberg will remain closed until further notice due to the Corona Regulation: restaurants, bars, clubs, discotheques, pubs and similar facilities. Theaters, operas, concert halls, zoological and botanical gardens as well as similar facilities must also remain closed . Fairs, cinemas, amusement parks and providers of leisure activities (indoors and outdoors), casinos, casinos, betting shops and similar facilities, prostitution centers, brothels and similar facilities are also not permitted. Sports on and in all public and private sports facilities, swimming pools and fun pools are still prohibited. Gyms and similar facilities remain closed. Playgrounds remain closed. Service companies in the field of… Read More

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Distance requirements and contact restrictions continue to apply

In Baden-Württemberg, the basic provisions of the Corona Ordinance will continue to apply after April 19: people must continue to be at least 1.5 meters apart. In public space, a maximum of two people who do not live in a household together or who do not belong to a family may have contact with each other. Otherwise they will continue to face significant fines. The state government urges that private trips and visits to relatives be avoided. In addition, she “urgently” recommends that people in Baden-Württemberg wear so-called non-medical everyday masks over their mouths and noses if the distance requirement… Read More

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Still no group sport and no educational courses

Clubs are still not allowed to hold meetings in Baden-Württemberg. Sports and leisure facilities remain closed, as do adult education centers, music schools and other public and private educational institutions outside of primary schools. This was confirmed by the state government of Baden-Württemberg in the explanations to the Fifth Ordinance amending the Corona Ordinance of April 17. The restrictions apply until May 3. tun041808 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 22.03.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  364 total views

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Still no visits allowed to hospitals and nursing homes

Visits to hospitals and inpatient care facilities are still prohibited in Baden-Württemberg. This was confirmed by the state government of Baden-Württemberg in the Fifth Ordinance amending the Corona Ordinance of April 17. The restrictions apply until May 3. tun 041809 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 22.03.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  378 total views

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Protective measures in open stores

In more and more retail stores, checkout personnel are separated from customers by plexiglass shields. This is one of the technical protective measures that the state government of Baden-Württemberg prescribes for businesses that can continue to be open or who are newly opened since April 18. If necessary, a frame covered with transparent film is enough. Markings on the floor in front of the cash registers provide information about the minimum distances to be observed. Customers should pay cashless if possible. Cash must not be given directly into the hand, so that direct contact between the customer and the cashier… Read More

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Religious services and ceremonies remain restricted

In Baden-Württemberg, events and other gatherings in churches, mosques, synagogues and the gathering of other religious communities are still fundamentally prohibited. This initially applies until May 3. As an exception to this prohibition, the country permits non-delayable religious ceremonies such as baptisms and marriages. However, no more than five people and, in addition, the clergy may participate. They must then comply with the infection protection measures, in particular a distance of at least 1.5 meters from the next person. It is also permitted that church services be carried out on a very small scale and streamed online or otherwise distributed… Read More

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Contact ban extended till May 3rd

The dance in May is canceled. And on May 1st, Labor Day, there will be no demonstrations and rallies either. The reason: Existing contact restrictions are now extended up to and including Sunday, May 3rd. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime ministers of the federal states during a video conference on Wednesday. This means that people must keep at least 1.5 meters away from one another in public spaces. Only families or a maximum of two people who do not live in a household may accompany each other. During a press conference, Merkel strongly recommended wearing… Read More

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More stores to open

Many stores had to close because of Corona. This rule will now be slightly relaxed. As of April 20th, smaller shops up to 800 square meters, bicycle dealers, car dealerships and bookstores will be the first to open again. As of May 4th, hairdressers may also be allowed to reopen—if they adhere to the hygiene regulations and avoid queues. Large events such as concerts are not allowed until August 31st. For the time being, gatherings and religious celebrations in churches, mosques and synagogues are also prohibited. This was decided by the Prime Ministers of the federal states and Chancellor Angela… Read More

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School only for graduating classes

Parents in Baden-Württemberg will have to take care of their children at home for a while longer as kindergartens will continue to remain closed for most families. The schools will only be opening gradually. After May 4th, only the classes that are to graduate this year will start attending school. Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann explained the current status on Wednesday. The fourth grades of elementary schools in Baden-Württemberg will have to continue to wait for lessons. The state ministers of culture will work out a concept for the schools by 29th of April. tun041503 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der… Read More

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