Michael assumed that figures on the current development will only be available months later
Organizers of workshops for people with disabilities, day care centers, outpatient services or integration aids at daycare centers and schools should be protected against the effects of the corona pandemic, as the Ministry of Social Affairs announced. There are already considerable financial losses because services can no longer be used due to the risk of infection or facilities are closed, said Minister of Social Affairs Monika Bachmann (CDU).
The support provides grants up to the full amount of the losses. According to the ministry, the prerequisite is that the social service provider can credibly demonstrate that, even taking into account the options available to him, this is the only way to avoid an unintended bankruptcy. "Our goal is to avert involuntary bankruptcies of social service providers", explained Bachmann.
After the violent death of a 48-year-old woman from Saarbrücken, the search for the alleged perpetrator continues. On Thursday morning there was no new information, as a police spokesman announced. The 46-year-old alleged perpetrator is still wanted with an arrest warrant for murder.
The 48-year-old was stabbed to death on Tuesday afternoon in front of her house in the Dudweiler district. The 46-year-old German from Friedrichsthal fled the crime scene on foot and has been wanted ever since. According to the police, the man and the woman knew each other from a previous relationship. After the separation, the 46-year-old kept chasing the woman. Details of the suspect’s possible motive or his whereabouts were initially not known.
In Saarland, two other people died of an infection with the novel corona virus. The regional association Saarbrücken announced that an 88-year-old patient and a 54-year-old patient died of Covid-19 in the state capital’s clinic. The number of corona deaths in the state has meanwhile increased to nine. The Ministry of Health wants to report current figures late Monday afternoon.
For violations of the Corona rules, a catalog of fines applies from this Wednesday in Saarland: According to the regulation published on Tuesday, a person who leaves their apartment without good reason faces a fine of up to 200 euros. Anyone who is in public with more than one person who does not live in the household must also expect a fine of up to 200 euros. And anyone who violates the ban on attending a public meeting can expect a fine of up to 400 euros.
The operation of restaurants and hotels despite the ban is punished with 1000 to 4000 euros, it says in the regulation. Unauthorized entry into a care facility can result in a fine of 500 to 2000 euros. For worship services in churches or meetings in mosques or synagogues, a fine of 200 to 2000 euros is on the list.123helpme.me
Lower fines could also be imposed for negligent violations, it said. The standard rates apply to the first violation. You would be doubled for each of the following violations. The upper limit would then be 25,000 euros. All violations are administrative offenses. Good reasons to leave the house include work or shopping.
The number of confirmed infections with the corona virus in Saarland increased from Friday to Saturday from 614 to 669. Also within these 24 hours, the number of people healed who had tested positive since the virus first appeared increased from 27 to 36, as the Ministry of Health in Saarbrücken announced on Saturday at 3 p.m. According to a ministry spokesman, the number of corona deaths in the small state remained unchanged at six. Of the Saarlanders suffering from Covid-19, 37 are treated as inpatients, 14 of them intensive care.
In Saarland, the Corona crisis has led to a very sharp increase in short-time work advertisements. Around 5000 reports on short-time work had been received in the state in the past two weeks, the regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency in Saarbrücken announced on Tuesday. "These are companies that have reported short-time working due to the spread of the coronavirus", it was said. Since the data is counted weekly, it shows the status as of March 27th. For comparison: In January, only 57 reports were received in Saarland.
"As in 2008/2009 during the financial and economic crisis, companies are trying to keep their employees in the company – with short-time working, which is there to avoid unemployment", announced the authority. It is good that so many companies are making use of it. "Today, in addition to industry, many service areas are also affected that have never had contact with the instrument of short-time work. The consequences of the Corona effects on the labor market affect shops, cafes, medical practices, they affect the tourism sector – to name just a few examples", it was said.
Before the Corona crisis, unemployment in Saarland initially fell slightly. However, the statistics for March only included figures that were collected up to March 12th. The consequences of the crisis for the labor market are not yet visible, emphasized the regional directorate in Saarbrücken on Tuesday. It cannot be assumed that the decline in unemployment registered until March 12th would have continued.
According to March statistics, 34,382 people in the Saar were unemployed in March. That was around 560 fewer than four weeks earlier, but almost 2300 more than a year ago. The unemployment rate in Saarland in March of this year was 6.4 percent. In the previous month it was 6.5 percent, a year ago it was 6.0 percent.
The employment agency wrote that there were currently no new or re-hires because of the largely dormant economy since mid-March. According to the information, a decline in jobs was also observed before the current crisis.
Since the labor market data only take into account the development up to the middle of the month, the crisis is not reflected in the figures, said managing director Heino Klingen from the Saarland Chamber of Commerce. He expects a noticeable increase in unemployment in 2020.
After the violent death of a 48-year-old woman in Saarbrücken, the police are now publicly searching for the alleged perpetrator. According to initial findings, it is assumed that the 46-year-old man is armed with a knife and is dangerous, the police said on Sunday. He may be in the Sulzbachtal or Saarbrücker area and be on foot. The German’s car was found in a supermarket parking lot in Sulzbach on Thursday. The police warned against taking hitchhikers. Anyone who has information about the man’s whereabouts should report to the police.
The man wanted with an arrest warrant is said to have stabbed the 48-year-old woman in front of her home in the Dudweiler district on Tuesday afternoon. The alleged perpetrator from Friedrichsthal fled on foot. According to the police, he was in a relationship with the woman and she is said to have separated from him at the beginning of the year. Then he is said to have stalked her again and again.
In view of severe restrictions due to the Corona crisis, around 19,000 short-time work notifications have been received in Rhineland-Palatinate in the past two weeks. The regional directorate of the Federal Employment Agency in Saarbrücken announced on Tuesday that these are companies that – according to their own information – have reported short-time work as a result of the spread of the corona virus.
Since the data would be counted weekly, they showed the status as of March 27, it said. For comparison: In January there were only 52 advertisements in Rhineland-Palatinate. "Employees and employers are insecure and face considerable financial, sometimes existential, challenges"said boss Heidrun Schulz from the regional directorate Rhineland-Palatinate-Saarland.
"We want to support those affected in this special situation and thus avoid dismissal of employees as far as possible", she stressed according to a statement. Regardless of the current budget for short-time allowance, the reserve would currently amount to around 26 billion euros nationwide.
"Many of the companies affected – especially small and medium-sized companies – have very far-reaching questions"said Schulz. "You are confronted with short-time work for the first time and are looking for orientation." The processing of performance questions and applications for benefits have absolute priority. "To this end, we are currently massively strengthening our staff in these teams", she said.
The DGB Rhineland-Palatinate / Saarland spoke of a dramatic development. "It is becoming apparent that tens of thousands of women and men in the country will now have to take short-time work"said the chairman Dietmar Muscheid. "We appeal again to employers and politicians to increase the short-time work allowance. With 60 percent of the last net wage, those affected cannot make ends meet."
Before the Corona crisis and the shutdown of large parts of public life, unemployment in Rhineland-Palatinate fell slightly. This is evident from the statistics for March submitted by the regional directorate. However, only data collected up to March 12th were included. The agency emphasized that the statistics do not reflect the current situation on the labor market.
Due to the current development due to the pandemic, it cannot be assumed that the decline in unemployment registered until March 12th would have continued in April.
For March – based on the reference date March 12 – the agency counted 102,628 unemployed in the state. That was around 3,000 less than four weeks earlier. Compared to the same month last year, there were over 3,500 more job seekers. According to the agency, the unemployment rate for March this year is 4.6 percent. A month ago it was 4.7 percent, a year ago it was 4.4 percent.
In view of the largely dormant economy since mid-March, according to the employment agency, there were no new appointments for the time being. A decline in jobs had also been recorded before the current crisis, it said. In March, 34 661 job vacancies were reported in the country. That was 12.4 percent less than a year earlier.
You paint rainbows and hang them in the window: In the dreary Corona times, more and more children are reaching for colorful pens or ink boxes. Even at the Rodenhof in Saarbrücken, several small works of art can already be seen on the windows in several streets. "My daughter Lena also painted a rainbow and hung it up so that children can see as they go by that a child lives in the house"says mother Sabine Wick. Some children also have the bow with the addition "Everything will be fine" adorned.
In Saarbrücken-Rodenhof, primary school and kindergarten children in particular took part in an action. Sometimes the arches even go over the entire window – they are attached with window colors. "I’ve heard that children in other cities are also painting and hanging rainbows like this"said Wick. For example in St. Ingbert and Saarlouis.
But children throughout Germany have also hung up rainbows – parents share the works on Twitter under the #RegenbogenGegenCorona. Children in Italy and Spain are said to have been the first.
In the course of the corona crisis, a Saarbrücken psychologist expects an increase in cases of domestic violence. "Where there is already violence, it gets even worse. And unfortunately there will also be new cases", said the head of the department of clinical psychology and psychotherapy at Saarland University, Tanja Michael, the German press agency.
Reason for a "Tightening" domestic violence is the fact that after the closure of daycare centers and schools as well as extensive contact bans due to the corona pandemic, families have withdrawn.
Above all, one must now deal with affected children "extremely worry"said the professor. The number of children who belong to the risk group of physical abuse and sexual abuse is estimated at around 20 percent nationwide. "The perpetrators now have much more access to the children, and the children have fewer opportunities to send signals to the outside world that something is wrong." In addition, the perpetrators in the current situation presumably "are in an even worse mood than usual".
The numbers in the police statistics only included a fraction of the people affected, Michael said. One must assume a high number of unreported cases. "Most cases are not shown."
The police crime statistics for Rhineland-Palatinate show around 8,400 criminal offenses in connection with violence in close social relationships in 2019. In almost two thirds of the cases, the victims were exposed to violence by their spouse or partner. In the remaining third, the former partner was the perpetrator. In 2010 there were around 1,000 fewer crimes in this area.
In 2018, around 2,600 domestic violence offenses were registered in Saarland. Mostly it was a matter of bodily harm. Three quarters of the perpetrators were men.
There are studies on the development from Wuhan in China, where the corona virus was initially rampant: Women’s organizations there registered three times as many victims of domestic violence during the quarantine period. In addition, the police received twice as many emergency calls from women. Some also become aggressive because they have lost their jobs or because they feared losing their jobs.
Michael assumed that figures on the current development will only be available months later. "We will have an increase in both the areas of aggression and substance addiction" for example with alcohol, she predicted. Especially in times of seclusion, it is important that teachers, neighbors and house residents are careful. And: That they stayed in contact with victims.
As part of an alliance of universities from several countries, Saarland University will in future also receive the title "European university" to lead. With partners from six European countries, you have the green light for the project on Thursday "Transform4Europe" the University in Saarbrücken announced. This provides for the topic of transformation to be promoted in the university network with a focus on digitization, ecology and sustainability.
The alliance also includes the University of Alicante (Spain), the Estonian Art Academy in Tallinn (Estonia), the University of Silesia in Katowice (Poland), the University of St.