Uptick in German coronavirus cases raises fresh lockdown fears

first_imgThe number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in Germany has breached the 1,000 threshold for the first time since early May, in the latest sign that slackening social distancing is raising the risk of a second wave of the disease.According to data published by the Robert Koch Institute early on Thursday morning, the number of new infections rose by 1,045 to 213,067, breaching a key psychological barrier after creeping up for weeks.With Europe’s largest economy only now starting to recover from the near-total lockdown that was imposed in March to stem the disease’s spread, any sign of renewed restrictions on the horizon will dismay investors. The head of the German doctors’ union said earlier this week that Germany was already contending with a second wave of the coronavirus and risks squandering its early success by flouting social distancing rules. Topics : Officials, including Health Minister Jens Spahn, have warned that it will become far harder to control the spread of new infections from autumn onwards, making it all the more important to keep numbers down as the summer draws to a close.The lockdown and social distancing pushed the number of new cases down to as low as 159 in mid-July but numbers have been rising since, fuelled by local outbreaks, including one centered on a slaughterhouse that required restrictions to be placed on the entire town of Guetersloh.Ominously, a poll for Der Spiegel magazine showed four-fifths of Germans expect the further lockdowns to be imposed to control the coronavirus pandemic, with half of them expecting future measures to be more severe.Spahn is due to give a news conference on the latest developments in infection numbers later on Thursday. last_img read more

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An Inside Look at the Governor’s Residence Holiday Decorations

first_imgAn Inside Look at the Governor’s Residence Holiday Decorations Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: First Lady Frances Wolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 16, 2016 Governor’s Residence,  Holidays,  The Blog,  Videos On Sunday, Tom and I had the pleasure of welcoming the public for a Holiday Open House at the Governor’s Residence. It has always been my goal to make the Governor’s Residence a place where everyone feels welcome and this was the perfect opportunity to share the joys of this holiday season with Pennsylvanians.During the Open House, visitors showed off their holiday spirit by dropping off gifts for the Toys for Tots program and wrote holiday cards for local veterans through the American Red Cross Holiday Mail for Heroes program. We also had the pleasure of enjoying festive music from local entertainers while visitors explored the beautiful decorations throughout the residence.Weren’t able to join us but interested in a peek at the holiday decorations at the residence? Watch this video for an inside look: HOLIDAYS SHARE TWEETlast_img read more

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Reports Felix Jones joining Munster backroom

first_imgAccording to the Irish Independent   the 28 year old ex full back will take over as skills and development officer.Jones had to retire due to injury earlier this season.Incoming Director of rugby Johan “Rassie” Erasmus is in Limerick this week and has brought possible defence coach Jacques Nienaber  with him.last_img

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