Offbeat: France ends Corona restrictions

heat wave. Two deaths at work perhaps linked to the heat wave, in Brittany and in Occitania

 heat wave. Two deaths at work perhaps linked to the heat wave, in Brittany and in Occitania © Fred Tanneau / AFP according to Public Health France, two people have died in recent days at work within the framework of accidents "In connection with possible" with the heat wave (illustration photo). The health authorities announced, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, that two people have died in recent days at work, as part of accidents possibly linked to the heat wave that has raged in France.

More and more countries in Europe are resigning their protective measures against the Coronavirus. Austria abolishes the isolation obligation, France all measures. In Germany, the topic is still being discussed.

In Paris, hier vor Sacré-Cœur, ist von Corona-Einschränkungen nichts mehr zu sehen © Robin Utrecht/Picture Alliance in Paris, here in front of Sacré-Cœur, nothing can be seen from Corona restrictions

in France, the parliament passed a law that stipulates the end of all Corona measures from August 1st. However, the possibility of obligatory corona tests at the national borders remains.

in Austria, also from August 1st, does not apply to the isolation obligation for the Coronavirus. If you don't feel sick, infected people can leave the house, as Health Minister Johannes Rauch (Greens) announced at a press conference. However, you have to wear an FFP2 mask - unless you are outdoors and can adhere to other people a distance of two meters.

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 Corona: Nine out of ten people had antibodies at the end of 2021, according to a current study, 92 percent of adults in Germany were able to demonstrate certain antibodies against Sars-Cov-2 in the blood-especially due to vaccinations. © Michael Gstettenbauer/ Imago The girlfriend, the colleague or the father: In the meantime, everyone knows someone who was already infected with the coronavirus. According to a current study, around one tenth adults in Germany with Sars-Cov-2 have been infected until the turn of the year 2021/22.

Die allgemeine Maskenpflicht in Innenräumen wurde in Österreich bereits im April beendet © Georg Hochmuth/APA/DPA/Picture Alliance The general mask obligation indoors was already ended in Austria in April. The regulations already apply to a positive Corona rapid test. If this is not confirmed by a PCR test, they fall away again. "As much as necessary, as little as possible"

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The Minister spoke of a "new phase of pandemic" in which they are vaccinated and Let medication fight. However, he also urged caution: "Whoever is sick stays at home." Rauch again referred to the motto: "As much as necessary, as little as possible" and the diverse psychosocial effects of the crisis. The situation is different from 2020, where you faced an unknown virus with an "empty tool case". In the meantime, not only a variant with milder preliminaries is circulating, you also have countermeasures such as vaccination and medication. Accordingly, you go "well prepared in a new phase of pandeeme control".

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© BUBU DUJMIC/APA/PictureDesk/picture Alliance Gesundheitsminister Johannes Rauch (Grüne) sieht Österreich bei der Pandemiebekämpfung gut aufgestellt Health Minister Johannes Rauch (Greens) sees Austria well positioned in pandeme control has been oriented towards states such as Denmark, Norway, Great Britain, Spain and Switzerland, where the quarantine rules have been partly are abolished. Overall, there had been no significant effects on hospital occupancy. Germany remains careful in Germany in the discussion about the isolation obligation of Corona-infected resistance against a departure from the previous regulation of five days of self-insulation. The chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, Andreas Gassen, had spoken out for an end to the isolation regulations at the weekend in order to defuse personnel bottlenecks, for example in the clinics. "If you are sick, you stay at home. If you feel healthy, you can keep it to work. So we keep it with other infectious diseases such as the flu," said Gassen and sparking the debate.

Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach (SPD) rejected the advance. However, there are currently disagreements within the federal government. Just like the SPD politician Lauterbach, the Greens advocate maintaining the applicable regulation, the coalition partner FDP is committed to the abolition.

Criticism of Gassen's advance also came from the German General Practitioners Association and the Teachers' Associations. "To give up self -inflation now would be the same for the current infection figures for a deep look," said the deputy chairman of the Education and Science Union (GEW), Andreas Keller, the newspapers of the editorial network Germany.

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Survey: That is why most Germans continue for Corona isolation .
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