11:50 am | Question of interpretation: the city of Coswig allows mulled wine to be served
Exhibitors may serve mulled wine during the Coswig Star Christmas. Upon request, the city government announced that the four wineries in the city could also serve. The prerequisite, however, is that customers do not consume the mulled wine on site, but rather take a walk with the mulled wine. The city government said the stalls and wineries are not in pedestrian zones and restricted traffic areas. No portion would be possible there.
The district office in Meißen is critical of the practice: local consumption is not compatible with the provisions of the fourth general decree of the district of Meißen. “After that it is forbidden to leave home without good reason.” Hanging around in public while drinking mulled wine is not a valid reason and is therefore prohibited according to the district administration.
11:08 am | 70 soldiers in the fight against Corona in the Ore Mountains
In the Ore Mountains, all six hospitals have asked for support from the Bundeswehr soldiers. A spokesman for the German armed forces told MDR SACHSEN that the soldiers in Erlabrunn, Aue, Annaberg-Buchholz and Stollberg were already on duty and were mainly doing support work to relieve the medical staff. The Bundeswehr will help from next week in the hospitals Zschopau and Olbernhau.
Only trained paramedics are directly deployed in patient care, the spokesperson said. According to the information, 70 members of the Bundeswehr are currently helping to combat the effects of the corona in the entire Ore Mountains, including the health department and nursing homes, and there are 650 in the entire Free State. The municipalities or hospital operators are responsible for the accommodation of the soldiers near their operations.
10:06 AM | DRK Saxony is looking for 300 employees for vaccination centers
For the operation of the 13 corona vaccination centers, the German Red Cross in Saxony is looking for full-time, part-time or mini-job employees as soon as possible. According to the information, the duties include – depending on suitability – organizational and logistical activities, support in the check-in area and the vaccinating doctors, as well as caring for the individuals to be vaccinated. The vacancies are initially advertised for three months.
9:53 AM | Flixbus will go back online during Christmas and the New Year
The long-distance bus provider Flixbus will temporarily offer connections again from 17 December. The company announced that it would subsequently approach 150 destinations in Germany. The offer is initially limited to January 11. Flixbus was on strike on November 3 due to the new corona contact restrictions.
In Saxony, Dresden and Leipzig are served. There are connections with Berlin or Erfurt. Flixbus refers to a hygiene concept with intensive ventilation and regular vehicle cleaning. There is no limit to the number of seats per trip. However, travelers can inquire online in advance about the load factor of the buses.
After January 11, the local loop “will be dynamically adapted to the situation in the new year”, according to general manager André Schwämmlein.
8:56 AM | Leipzig / Halle airport ready for vaccine treatment
Leipzig / Halle Airport is prepared for the treatment and transport of corona vaccines. An airport spokesman said this requires certain standards. This also applies to short distances and the safety of the cold chain must be guaranteed without interruption. Since the beginning of the year, the airport has been certified as the fifth largest air freight hub in Europe for the 24-hour handling of critical and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods. “We will be ready as soon as there is a vaccine,” said the spokesman.
Nationally there are three airports that are certified for sensitive pharmaceutical shipments – in addition to Leipzig / Halle, these are Frankfurt and Düsseldorf.
6:58 AM | Small border traffic to the Czech Republic remains taboo
Small border traffic between Saxony and the Czech Republic is still prohibited. The Ministry of Social Affairs has pointed this out again. Under the current Saxon Quarantine Ordinance, shopping and refueling is not allowed in the neighboring country. The Czech Republic ended its hard lockdown yesterday. The entire retail trade and restaurants can reopen.
According to the Saxon Quarantine Regulation, people who are in a foreign risk area for less than 12 hours for a valid reason do not need to be in quarantine. These include professional, social and medical reasons.
5:58 am | Despite Corona, students in Vogtland are allowed to take to the ice
Due to the pandemic, most ice rinks for skating will remain closed or not even be set up this year. But in Oelsnitz in the Vogtland, students still get their money’s worth. You and the sports teachers are excited about what the local public utility has to offer.