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Marie Lisa Kehler

Deputy head of the regional section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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if she were still alive, the grandmother, this sentence would apply to her: "Stay at home." If something was going on somewhere, she was right in the middle. And she would certainly not have missed a bridge like this. On Saturday, 220 kilograms of explosives should bring the Wiesbaden Salzbachtal bridge down. Onlookers trying to penetrate the restricted area (no, grandma would certainly not have done that), the police want to track down with thermal imaging cameras. Safety comes first in such a project. 140 people have to leave their homes on Saturday and numerous streets will be closed. If you are traveling on the A66 from Frankfurt in the direction of Wiesbaden, you have to take the Erbenheim exit and you will be directed to the B455. Motorists should drive around the area extensively,because there are also other roads north and south of the bridge blocked. Robert Maus has summarized for you how the demolition manager will proceed and how a wall of water should protect the neighboring houses.

For all those who want to see how the bridge collapses, we are offering a live stream on Saturday at www.faz.net/rmz. The demolition is scheduled for 12 noon.

But who then has time to sit in front of the laptop? After all, Saturday is the classic “get everything done quickly” day. A walk is sure to be on one or the other list. A little exercise in the fresh air is good for your health. For the mind anyway. So: sturdy shoes on and out. Maybe in the woods? But that could not bring the hoped-for relaxation, but disillusionment. Because Hesse's forests are doing badly. "The Hessian forest is terminally ill and this year has only given us a respite," said State Secretary for the Environment Oliver Conz when presenting the forest status report. In addition to the drought, beetles and fungi have also harmed the trees. 70,000 hectares have to be reforested.260 million euros are available for the project by 2023 - private forest owners should also receive support in order to be able to plant a healthy mixed forest in the future. Trees that are suitable for this: red oak, Douglas fir, service tree and winter linden.

198 intensive care beds are occupied by corona patients in Hesse. This has been confirmed by the responsible Ministry of Social Affairs. Intensive care bed occupancy is an important indicator for assessing the corona situation. If more than 200 intensive care beds are required for corona patients in Hesse's clinics, the state can decide on further requirements to contain the pandemic. It is likely that the cabinet will discuss this over the weekend. A government spokesman says that the first preparations have already been made by adapting the Corona Protection Ordinance. From next week, for example, staff who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered in clinics and old people's and care facilities will have to be tested for a corona infection on a daily basis. Visitors to these facilities must also present a daily test.The clinics are obliged to at least theoretically enable visitors to take such a test. The federal government bears the costs. In practice, this new visitor regulation has no effect, at least for many clinics in Frankfurt. Houses such as the Markuskrankenhaus or the university clinic have imposed the 2-G rule to protect patients - but also their employees. Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.to enable visitors to have such a test, at least in theory. The federal government bears the costs. In practice, this new visitor regulation has no effect, at least for many clinics in Frankfurt. Houses such as the Markuskrankenhaus or the university clinic have imposed the 2-G rule to protect patients - but also their employees. Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.to enable visitors to have such a test, at least in theory. The federal government bears the costs. In practice, this new visitor regulation has no effect, at least for many clinics in Frankfurt. Houses such as the Markuskrankenhaus or the university clinic have imposed the 2-G rule to protect patients - but also their employees. Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.In practice, this new visitor regulation has no effect, at least for many clinics in Frankfurt. Houses such as the Markuskrankenhaus or the university clinic have imposed the 2-G rule to protect patients - but also their employees. Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.In practice, this new visitor regulation has no effect, at least for many clinics in Frankfurt. Houses such as the Markuskrankenhaus or the university clinic have imposed the 2-G rule to protect patients - but also their employees. Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.Only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated are allowed in. The seven-day incidence of corona infections in Hessen continued to rise on Thursday. According to the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days was 130.0. The previous day the value was 126.3. 1824 new infections were registered in the state within 24 hours.

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