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First German clinic has to use triage rules because of Covid-19; forcing doctors to decide who gets treatment and who does not
First German clinic has to use triage rules because of Covid-19; forcing doctors to decide who gets treatment and who does not
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Dr. Mathias Mengel, Medical Director of the Klinikum Oberlausitzer Bergland gGmbH, explained in a video forum on Tuesday evening that triage has already had to be carried out several times at the hospital in Zittau in Saxony, Germany.

According to Mengel, there have not been enough ventilation beds available and he stated that they "been in the situation several times in the past few days of having to decide who gets oxygen and who doesn't".

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German Saxon AfD suspected right-wing extremist case
German Saxon AfD suspected right-wing extremist case
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The Saxony state association of the AfD (Alternative for Germany) has been classified as a case of observation by the German State Office for the Protection of the Constitution due to increasing right-wing movements.

While the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution does not want to decide on a formal classification until the beginning of next year, the third state association alongside Brandenburg and Thuringia is now a case for the security authorities.

Intelligence means can now also be used.

Law
Prison sentence for attempted bank robbery in Germany

In December 2019 an off duty security guard stopped a bank robbery at a post office in Görlitz (Saxony). The offender was sentenced to 40 months in prison, saying that he had no intention of harming any people in the bank and just wanted to intimidate them.