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Can the coronavirus epidemic ever be over? People are now ready to have a good time and go on holiday after a difficult year and half of lockdowns. Despite the numerous vaccinations, we find ourselves back in time due to rising infections. What is happening today? Follow the latest Covid news.

In the catering industry, the number of people contracting coronavirus is declining. A week and a quarter ago, stricter rules were put in place. The number of corona cases almost doubled when the government permitted parties to resume a few weeks back.

All people who are positive for infection do not know the source. This is partly due to the fact that GGDs do not have enough people to conduct contact and source research on everyone. Many people don’t know where the virus was contracted.

About 25% of those who tested positive for infection last week have now been diagnosed. This is a lower percentage than last week. It becomes more difficult to monitor the spread of the virus if there are more positive cases.

Around 15% were infected while visiting the catering industry. The catering industry is the most significant source of contamination, with more than 37 percent infected last week. It was nearly 19% the week before. The source of 3.8% of cases in which people tested positive from April 1st was the catering industry.

A sharp drop in the number of people who got the virus from a party was also observed. A total of 8.5 percent contracted the virus during a party, drink or wedding. It was close to 15 percent last week, and almost 13 percent the week before. For example, student activities at an association led to 0.6% of new cases, as compared to 3.6% a week before.

The most important source of infection is as usual the home. This resulted in almost 43% of all infections last week, where the source can be identified. It was nearly 28 percent last week. A positive test can also be obtained by home visits, which is quite common.

Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in Germany, stated to media that he supports the government requiring corona testing again before the trip. Also, that checks will again be conducted at the Dutch border. The Federal Republic is once more a danger zone. The Netherlands borders Weils Groningen Drenthe, Overijssel.

Weil would like at least some samples to be taken along the border in order to verify that no travelers from the Netherlands have been infected. According to the social democratic state prime minister, this measure must be implemented quickly by the federal governments.

The County of Bentheim is the area with the highest increase in corona infection rates in Lower Saxony. It is located in the border region between Coevorden and Enschede. On Tuesday, the health authorities reported that 29 new infections were detected in the county per 100,000 people over the course of a week. Weil believes that this may be due to the country’s proximity to the Netherlands. This has been denied by Bentheim authorities. The latest increase in infections can be attributed to a group visit that local residents made to Costa Brava.

The time between the first corona jab and the second can be reduced for young people. They can get the second shot three weeks later if they schedule an appointment now.

Adults’ so-called “sticking interval” fell from 35 days to 28 on Monday. Moderna vaccine requires that there be at least four weeks in between each shot. The vaccines from BioNTech and Pfizer can be given in a shorter time frame, but the GGD appointment system cannot distinguish between them. Adults are therefore required to wait for the longer period.

Young people cannot receive vaccines from Pfizer or BioNTech. Because of this, they can set a three-week interval between injections.

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