Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Heads of Government of the Länder have agreed on the next steps to be taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures currently in place are to be extended, but parallel to this, restrictions will be gradually eased. Rapid antigen tests are to help efforts to influence the course of the pandemic.
COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered nationwide. In nursing and care homes, over 700,000 residents have been vaccinated. By the end of next week, 10 million doses of vaccine should have been delivered. Here is an overview of COVID-19 vaccinations.
On Thursday, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel met virtually with the heads of state and government of the EU to reach agreement on a common approach to tackling the coronavirus pandemic. On the second day of the conference, the European Council dealt with foreign and security policy issues.
people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in Germany (as at 5 March 2021). 2.346.388 people have already had both vaccinations. The Federal Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard has more details.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is highly effective and has proved to be safe in extensive tests, says the latest PEI report. Most importantly, the vaccine provides protection against a severe outcome following a COVID-19 infection, and thus saves lives.
More new housing was constructed in 2020, the first year of the coronavirus pandemic, than was the case in the past 20 years. That was the conclusion drawn two-and-a-half years after the launch of the Federal Government’s Housing Strategy. The goal of building 1.5 million new homes in the current legislative period is within reach, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday at the digital conference to take stock of progress made on the Housing Strategy.
Giving people of all ages whatever their previous experience the opportunity to improve their digital literacy. That was the idea behind the Digital Education Initiative which Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Federal Education Minister, Anja Karliczek, have now launched. At an online kick-off event Angela Merkel made the point that everyone needed to have a sense of the importance of data.