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German doctors warn COVID-19 may spread faster with shorter quarantine

Karl Lauterbach

A doctors’ association in Germany has warned that legislation just passed by parliament to shorten Coronavirus quarantine times can lead to a faster spread of COVID-19. German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach According to the bill approved by the upper house on Friday, January 14, 2022, people who have had a booster shot and subsequently come into contact with an infected ...

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COVID-19: Germany hits record high 80,000 infections in one day

Karl Lauterbach

Germany said it registered no fewer than 80,000 COVID-19 infections in one day for the first time, according to figures released on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, by the country’s national disease control agency. German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 80,430 new infections within a 24-hour period, up by more than 21,500 cases from a week ...

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German health minister stresses need for compulsory Covid vaccination

Karl Lauterbach

German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach, has emphasised the importance of introducing compulsory vaccinations to fight the coronavirus pandemic. German Health Minister, Karl Lauterbach “We have to accept that even compulsory vaccination is never going to reach everybody,’’ Lauterbach told the Welt newspaper’s Sunday edition. “But I am convinced that there is a large group of unvaccinated people who will get vaccinated ...

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Germany’s booster vaccination rate rises to 47.6%

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

The percentage of adults in Germany who have received a booster vaccine against the Coronavirus has risen to 47.6 per cent, according to data released on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, by the nation’s disease control body. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany. Photo credit: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber So far, almost 33.4 million booster doses had been administered, including around 480,000 on ...

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Virus protesters warned after tens of thousands rally in Germany

Thomas Strobl

The authorities in Germany’s south-western state of Baden-Württemberg are warning coronavirus protesters against going out onto the streets unless their rallies are authorised, after over 50,000 people on Monday, January 4, 2022, demonstrated their opposition to anti-coronavirus restrictions. Baden-Württemberg State’s Interior Minister, Thomas Strobl The state’s Interior Minister, Thomas Strobl, on Tuesday, updated an estimate of how many people were ...

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Germany announces plans to donate 75m vaccine doses next year

Svenja Schulze

The new German government has announced its plans to donate at least 75 million vaccine doses to poorer countries next year. German Economic Cooperation and Development Minister, Svenja Schulze Development Minister, Svenja Schulze, told the Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland news service that the target of 100 million donated doses for 2021 had now been reached. “But we must not stop there. “For ...

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Germany promotes sustainable glass production with €9.9m

Glass production

The Federal Environment Ministry of Germany has announced that it is funding a project that supports sustainable glass production in Bavaria with around €9.9 million. Glass production In order to make glass production sustainable and climate-friendly, the government body is supporting Gerresheimer AG at the Lohr am Main location with the application of a new process for the production of high-quality ...

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Bonn becomes first German city to endorse Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty

Katja Dörner

Bonn’s city council has endorsed the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty, a global initiative that aims to address the source of 80% of the CO2 emissions that cause climate change: fossil fuels. Mayor of Bonn, Katja Dörner The vote received support from Green, Social Democrat, Left Party and Volt councilors and passed as Germany’s new coalition government agreed on a 2030 ...

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CBD COP15: Germany lists priorities in campaign to halt biodiversity loss

Svenja Schulze

At the opening of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) on Monday, October 11, 2021, Germany’s Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze, outlined the nation’s priorities in the campaign to halt the global destruction of nature and loss of biodiversity. German Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze The aim is to develop an effective ...

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Germany’s Commerzbank says sustainability is ‘urgent goal’

Manfred Knof

Germany’s Commerzbank says it is stepping up the pace of its climate and environmental protection policies. Manfred Knof, Chief Executive Officer of Commerzbank “As Commerzbank, it is our common and most urgent goal to channel capital into the sustainable transformation of the economy,’’ Manfred Knof, chief executive of the Frankfurt-based group, said on Friday, September 17, 2021. “We are expressly ...

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