Is an operation allowed for BAMS doctors?

NDR Info News from November 14th, 2020:

Doctors demand postponement of operations

Hamburg: In view of the increasing number of corona infections, medical organizations are calling for operations that are not acutely necessary to be postponed. The Marburger Bund and professional associations such as the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine have signed a corresponding appeal. Its president Janssens said on NDR Info that the situation was already dramatic in many places. There is a threat of overload. Politicians must instruct the clinics to withdraw from regular operations. This is the only way to free up personnel capacities for the intensive care units. Janssens referred to the first corona wave in spring. At that time, the federal states had ordered such a procedure. At the same time, the intensive care doctor made it clear that nobody in Germany should fear that really urgent operations would not be carried out. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.

Merkel: The winter will still demand a lot

Berlin: Chancellor Merkel has put citizens in the mood for difficult months. In her video message, she said that the upcoming Corona winter demanded a lot from everyone. The virus will rule life for a long time. Merkel explained that therefore one could not meet carefree face-to-face. New means of communication would help, but they are no substitute for personal encounters. The Chancellor will meet with the Prime Ministers of the federal states on Monday to take stock of the current Corona rules. The government does not yet see any opportunities to relax the measures. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.

Austria imposes lockdown like in spring

Vienna: Austria is largely restricting public life for a second time due to the corona pandemic. As Chancellor Kurz announced, the previous exit restrictions will apply around the clock from next Tuesday. Walks, visits to the doctor and shopping in grocery stores are still allowed. Schools should switch to distance learning, and work should increasingly take place in the home office. Hairdressers and other shops have to close for three weeks. According to Kurz, post offices, banks, pharmacies, drugstores and petrol stations will remain open. The Austrian Chancellor justified the new measures with the high numbers of new infections. There are an average of more than 7,000 cases every day. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.

Right to work from home - Altmaier refuses

Berlin: Federal Minister of Economics Altmaier rejects the compromise presented by Labor Minister Heil on the right to work from home. Altmaier told "Bild am Sonntag" that he had no sympathy for legal claims that only a few would benefit from. Working from home is a good solution in the Corona crisis. But it also works without legal regulation, according to the CDU politician. Minister of Labor Heil has proposed that every employee should be legally guaranteed that the employer must have a conversation with them via home office. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.

Iran denies the death of Al Qaeda deputy Al Masri

Tehran: The Iranian government has rejected a report on the death of Al-Qaeda deputy chief Al-Masri. It was a made-up story, said the Foreign Ministry in Tehran. The US and Israel tried to blame Iran for the criminal acts of al Qaeda. The "New York Times" had previously reported that Al Masri had already been shot dead by Israeli secret agents in Tehran in August. They acted on behalf of the United States. Al Masri allegedly participated in attacks on several US embassies in Africa in 1998. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.

International match against Ukraine takes place

About the sport: The international match between Germany and Ukraine this evening in Leipzig will take place. As announced by UEFA, the Ukrainian team can play despite the four corona cases. It is a group game of the Nations League. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.

The weather

Some more rain tonight in the northeast, otherwise it is often dry. 9 to 13 degrees maximum. | 11/14/2020 4:45 p.m.