Today's corona news in 60 seconds

Manslaughter charges for spreaders +++ School study delayed +++ German Phil Collins at protest +++ the stats

Starving artists.
Starving artists.Photo: dpa

Berlin-Every weekday at 11am come to the Berliner Zeitung English Edition for the latest corona/covid-19 news at a glance.

First, the official coronavirus stats for Berlin (tallied Wednesday, 9 September)

R number: 0.92 (1.01 day earlier)

New infections per week: 13.3 / 100,000 inhabitants (14 a day earlier)

Percentage of covid-19 patients in intensive care: 1.1 per cent (1.2 per cent)

Total number of corona deaths: 226 (no new deaths)

Source: Berlin's coronavirus status page 

The lowdown...

Yes, manslaughter.

Officials in northern Germany are investigating guests of a restaurant party in Moormerland for manslaughter after 30 of the 50 attendees came down with Covid-19 and two died. Three of the guests had shown symptoms during the party, leading police to consider charges of involuntary manslaughter, though they haven't yet singled out a suspect and are continuing to interview witnesses. Have symptoms? Get tested. Stay in. Avoid jail.

Study at Berlin schools delayed

The second round of tests in a study by Charite hospital looking at corona prevelance at schools will be delayed until November as labs are having trouble processing tests. The study will test the same 400 students and 150 teachers 4 times over a year, both for the illness and antibodies, to note changes. During the first round in June, a single participant was found to have corona. The study is being expanded to daycares this month. 

We want our nightlife back

Tens of thousands of performing artists, producers and club owners protested Wednesday for more suppport from the government. The event industry, including dance clubs, comedy venues and convention halls, has been forced into hiatus over fears of super-spreading events. The event peaked at Brandenburg Gate with a speech by superstar pop singer Herbert Grönemeyer. Never heard of him? Think Germany's Phil Collins.

In case you missed it ...

Check out our story on two Wahlberliner sourcing a hot sauce mostly from Berlin balconies.

That's all for now folks. Stay healthy!


The Berliner Zeitung English team

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