Corona symbol: RKI reports 5,378 new infections

1:36 PM: Thailand’s lowest kroner counts in more than a year

In Thailand, the number of kroner continues to decline. On Monday, health authorities reported the lowest number of new infections in more than a year. According to official data, about 1,800 new cases have been recorded – the last time such a low value was recorded in early May 2021. Covid-19-related deaths are also declining. Fifteen deaths were reported on Monday, the lowest since February. Thailand had significantly relaxed entry requirements on May 1 in order to allow the important tourism industry to start operating again. Now bars and nightclubs can reopen until midnight. However, in the Southeast Asian country, the mask requirement is valid nationwide.

12:53: Researcher – Corona infection depends mainly on social status

Social status is becoming increasingly important to the infection process during the Covid 19 pandemic, according to a new study. On the other hand, factors related to migration were more important at the start of the pandemic than in the second and third waves, said the University of Bielefeld. Both features would independently influence the course of the infection process.

As part of their work, health scientists from Bielefeld, Kayvan Bozorgmehr and Sven Rohleder, analyzed the spread of the corona virus in 401 neighborhoods and urban districts in Germany. According to scientists, politicians and authorities should take into account how socio-economic factors affect the spread of the coronavirus. This is the only way to specifically address population groups in the fight against a pandemic.

11:51: Beijing begins new mass tests

After a new corona epidemic, possibly caused by one bar visitor, Beijing pandemic restrictions were tightened again. A new round of mass testing has begun in the Chinese capital; the originally planned reopening of most schools has been canceled. 183 new cases of coronation from an infected guy in a bar have been registered so far, officials said.

11:00 AM: Investigation – Campaigns and school closings have been especially helpful against Corona

According to studies, school closings and awareness-raising campaigns, in addition to medical measures, helped best fight infection during the corona pandemic. Information campaigns reduced the number of reproductions and thus the average number of people infected by an infected person by 0.35 and school closings by 0.24, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) reported. Medical measures such as vaccinations or treatment by healthcare professionals were not included in the study.

10:16 PM: Ministry – China’s blockade could lead to bottlenecks in Germany

According to the Federal Ministry of Economy, the Chinese government’s “zero-Covid” strategy continues to pose a threat to the German economy, despite easing. “Although there has been a far-reaching easing in Shanghai recently,” he says. “But should blockages of this magnitude again occur in China, a worsening of supply bottlenecks and a further slowdown in world trade cannot be ruled out.” It should also be felt in Germany, after all, China is by far the most important trading partner of Germany.

7:22: Holetschek – Corona is on hiatus now but not gone yet

Bavaria’s Health Minister Klaus Holetschek showed understanding for citizens who want to enjoy the freedom they have regained after more than two years of the crown pandemic. In an interview with BR, however, he warned: “The virus is taking a break now, but it’s not gone yet.” Therefore, continues Holetschek, it is now “a high priority” to use this time “so that there are no more schools closing in the fall, and no more kindergartens until they close”. The Minister of Health continues to focus on “tests and vaccinations”.

5:37: RKI reports 5,378 new infections

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 5,378 new infections within 24 hours. The nationwide seven-day maturity fell to 331.8 from 333.7 the previous day. Another person died due to the virus. This brings the number of reported deaths to 139,807.

5:00: FDA – Biontech / Pfizer vaccine safe and effective in young children

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed the safety and efficacy of the Biontech / Pfizer corona vaccine for children from six months to four years of age. According to the FDA, evaluation of the study data did not reveal any safety concerns related to the use of the vaccine in young children. According to preliminary analysis, the effectiveness of the vaccine in this age group is 80.3%. The US government assumes that immunization for young children may begin as early as next week.

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