12 noon: Act of violence in the Netherlands: man shot people with a crossbow
The suspect arrested in connection with the violent death of two people in Almelo, the Netherlands, is a 28-year-old resident of the city, according to police. Police said he shot people with a crossbow. But even on Saturday, the day after the violence, the background was still unclear. It is not known whether the man is also responsible for the death of the two people. The investigation has expanded.
On Friday, two dead were found in an apartment in the city in the east of the country near the German border. Another person was injured. The police initially did not provide any information about the identity of the victims. The man with the crossbow was arrested as a suspect.
A knife fight was reported to the police on Friday morning at around nine o’clock. When the officers arrived at the house in several cars, according to the police, the suspect was standing on the balcony with a crossbow. “The crossbow was shot at passers-by,” said the police. The man was injured when he was arrested and was hospitalized.
The police called on the population to help. Video recordings from surveillance cameras, for example, could be particularly helpful.
11.35 a.m.: London Fashion Week is back on the catwalks
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, London Fashion Week celebrated its kick-off with real shows and events. In addition to the first shows on the catwalks, the industry, which mainly presented new collections digitally during the pandemic, also met again to celebrate: According to the “Guardian”, at a party of the supermodel Naomi Campbell in the London district of Soho, one hour after the start of the Run out of champagne. Despite everything, the pandemic is still leaving its mark on the prestigious event, which will run until September 21. Big names like Burberry or Victoria Beckham are not yet represented again at Fashion Week, and many designers are relying on a hybrid presentation of their fashion so that interested parties can also follow the shows digitally.
8.15 a.m.: RKI: 8901 new corona infections within 24 hours
In Germany, more than 8,900 new corona infections were recorded within 24 hours. As the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Saturday morning, the health authorities reported 8901 Covid-19 cases within one day. A week ago it was 11,214.
The nationwide seven-day incidence fell again slightly to 72.0 (previous day 74.7); a week ago the value was 82.8. The seven-day incidence indicates the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within this period and is a key indicator of the speed at which the coronavirus is spreading.
The number of corona-related hospital admissions per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was given by the RKI on Friday as 1.89 (1.87 on Thursday).
8.12 a.m.: SPD chancellor candidate Scholz wants immediate program for hundreds of thousands of new apartments
SPD chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz wants to start an immediate program for the construction of hundreds of thousands of affordable rental and owner-occupied apartments in Germany in the event of a government under his leadership. “Everywhere in Germany we experience that cheap rental apartments are in short supply and that many can no longer fulfill their dream of owning their own home,” said Scholz of the “Augsburger Allgemeine” (Saturday edition). “Every second household in Germany’s cities is entitled to a housing entitlement certificate, which shows how many people earn little,” said the SPD politician.
In order for rents and purchase prices to rise less sharply, 400,000 new apartments would have to be built across Germany, “including at least 100,000 publicly funded apartments,” said Scholz. “This is not rocket science – we just have to want to,” he added. Scholz referred to his experiences as Hamburg’s head of government. As mayor, he organized a “huge housing program” there. Therefore, he knows about the key role of the municipalities.
8.00 a.m.: Chancellor Kurz: With rising corona numbers, après-ski only for vaccinated people
Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz promises a safe ski season. If the corona situation worsens further, only vaccinated people will have access to après-ski bars, he announced in an interview with the Funke media group (Saturday). Both 70 percent of the over 12 year olds in Austria and the vast majority of tourists are vaccinated. “In this respect, nothing stands in the way of a safe holiday in Austria.”
The Austrian party and ski resort Ischgl became a Corona hotspot last year. On Friday, a damages lawsuit against the state of Austria was negotiated in Vienna. The plaintiffs are surviving dependents of a corona dead who was on leave in Ischgl. Her lawyer argued that Kurz was responsible for an exit chaos with further infections with his unprepared announcement of the quarantine for Ischgl. The republic rejects the allegations.
Kurz said in the interview that the so-called 3G rule will also ensure a safe winter – i.e. access to restaurants and hotels only for those who have been vaccinated, those who have recovered or who have been tested. The conservative chancellor admitted that the right-wing FPÖ’s campaign is one of the reasons for Austria’s lower vaccination rate compared to Germany.