The federal and state governments have decided to extend the lockdown. However, there are some exceptions and perspectives.
The vaccine from BionTech and Pfizer is effective against the virus variants that first appeared in Great Britain and South Africa. This is the conclusion of a laboratory study that has now also been reviewed by external experts.
After snow and wind have caused major disruptions on the Weekend, more below zero weather is coming from the east: the severe winter continues to keep large parts of Germany firmly in its grip with its accompanying problems.
The infection rate in #Germany is dropping. Next week, the federal and state governments want to decide whether to relax the strict lockdown. But the chancellor refuses to make a decision. She says, she still lacks information.
US President Joe #Biden has put a stop for the time being to the plans drawn up under his predecessor Donald Trump to withdraw 12,000 American troops from Germany.
Many German families and businesses are suffering particularly from the pandemic. The grand coalition of SPD, CDU and CSU now wants to give them a helping hand. They have agreed on this aid.
European solidarity at work: After a request from the Portuguese government, a Bundeswehr team of doctors and paramedics landed in Lisbon on Wednesday to assist Portugal, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.
This Boeing 747 SP is unique. It has a high-performance telescope on board. With it, it can explore space high above the clouds. Now the flying observatory SOFIA, a joint venture from DLR and NASA, has been serviced in Hamburg.
#Vaccinations are supposed to be the decisive tool in the fight against the pandemic. But the sluggish start has caused a lot of trouble. Several positive signals are now coming to a federal-state meeting.
Germany's Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn is open to the use of vaccine from Russia and China in Germany in case of a successful EU approval. Russia had already announced that it would be able to supply vaccine.
It is still early days - but the spread of the highly contagious #Corona variants in #Germany threatens to accelerate rapidly. The fight against an upsurge of #infections is becoming a race against time.