Next week sees the launch of a vaccination campaign week all across Germany with the hashtag #Wearevaccinating. In her current podcast, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel urges people to get vaccinated: “Getting vaccinated has never been easier. It has never been faster,” said Merkel, pointing out just how straightforward the campaign is.
people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in Germany (as at 17 September 2021). 52.245.087 people have already had both vaccinations. The Federal Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard has more details.
The Federal Armed Forces have ended their administrative aid mission to deal with the consequences of the flood disaster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. More than 2,300 soldiers provided support in the flood-hit areas.
The Federal Cabinet has approved additional funds for the long-term reconstruction of regions affected by the floods. Following the delivery of emergency aid for victims of the flooding, up to 30 billion euros will be provided through the “Aufbauhilfe 2021” national solidarity fund.
Despite dangerous conditions, the Federal Armed Forces succeeded in bringing more than 5,300 people to safety out of Kabul in recent days. Even after the conclusion of the military airlift, the Federal Government is continuing to work to bring those seeking protection to safety.
An ecumenical service was held in Aachen Cathedral on Saturday to commemorate the flood victims. Federal President Steinmeier and Federal Chancellor Merkel were among those who attended. Merkel will travel to the region again next week to gain a first-hand impression of the damage caused by the flood and the reconstruction work now in progress.