U 1 and U 3
Until 11. August restrictions every Sunday to Thursday from 10 p.m. . The U1 runs between Warschauer Strabe and Gleisdreieck, the U3 between Krumme Lanke and Gleisdreieck. .. Bypass: Between the stations Gleisdreieck and Wittenbergplatz the U2 can be used. Between Wittenbergplatz and Uhlandstrabe, the M19 and M29 bus lines are available. . From 13. November up to 8. December 2022 the same restrictions take place again. All bridge days and holidays are excluded.
Up to 3. March, Sundays to Thursdays from 22.30 hrs Between Senefelderplatz and Stadtmitte substitute bus service.
Due to the high level of sick leave, there will be restrictions.
Because of the high level of sickness, there are restrictions.
On weekdays, the interval increases on the S1, S3 and S5 lines are cancelled. The 10-minute interval remains in effect. On weekends (Sat/Sun), line S75 runs at 20-minute intervals, line S26 is cancelled. Thus, the trains of the S25 from and to Teltow city run only every 20 minutes. From Monday to Friday, the lines run according to the timetable.
Restrictions until 6. February (4 p.m.) There will be a 20-minute commute between Treptower Park and Neukolln.
Until 10. December 2022 The trains of this line do not stop in Frankfurt (Oder) -Rosengarten. As a replacement, please use the buses between Jacobsdorf (Mark) and Frankfurt (Oder) -Rosengarten from/to the cancelled stops. . 29. January and 30. January, in each case 5 o’clock to 20.50 hrs The trains of this line will be replaced by buses between Furstenwalde (Spree) and Frankfurt (Oder). Please note the 27 – 48 min. later arrival/earlier departure of the buses in Frankfurt (Oder). In Furstenwalde (Spree), the buses will connect you with the scheduled departing trains in the direction of Berlin. . 5. February until 6. February Numerous trains of this line are cancelled between Furstenwalde (Spree) and Frankfurt (Oder). As a substitute, please use the trains of this line that are still running in the affected section. . 18. February (23.15 o’clock) until 21. February (3 a.m.) Most trains are cancelled between Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenhuttenstadt and are replaced by buses. . 19. February, until 18.3 p.m. Most trains on the line will be rerouted between Werder (Havel) and Berlin-Charlottenburg. The scheduled intermediate stops are cancelled. Most trains from/to Brandenburg between Potsdam Hbf and Berlin Zoologischer Garten cancelled. As a substitute, please use the S-Bahn. Please note that the travel times of the S-Bahn trains differ from those of the train services.
Until 30. January, from 4. until 13. February and from 18. February to 6. March, from Friday to Sunday Most of the trains of the RE3 line are cancelled between Wilmersdorf (Angern) and Angermunde and are replaced by buses. In addition, some trains between Angermunde and Eberwalde Hbf are cancelled and replaced by buses. . 31. January to 3. February, 17 each.15 – 18.00 hrs The train RE 3333 is cancelled from Berlin Hbf to Berlin Sudkreuz. Train RE 3332 is cancelled from Berlin Sudkreuz to Berlin Hbf. As a substitute please use the S-Bahn. Please note the different timetables of the substitute traffic. . 14. February until 17. February, and 21. February, from 15.30 to 17.45 hrs The trains RE 3333, RE 3330 and RE 3332 are cancelled between Berlin Hbf and Berlin Sudkreuz. As a substitute, please use the S-Bahn to/from the cancelled stops. Please note that the S-Bahn service times differ from those of the train service.
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U 1 and U 3
U 1 and U 3
Until 11. August Restrictions on Sundays to Thursdays from 10 p.m. onwards. . The U1 runs between Warschauer Strabe and Gleisdreieck, the U3 between Krumme Lanke and Gleisdreieck. .. Bypass: Between the stations Gleisdreieck and Wittenbergplatz you can use the U2. Bus lines M19 and M29 are available between Wittenbergplatz and Uhlandstrabe. . From 13. November to 8. December 2022 the same restrictions will take place again. Exceptions are all bridge days and public holidays.
Until 3. March, Sundays to Thursdays from 22.30 hrs Between Senefelderplatz and Stadtmitte substitute bus service.
Due to the high level of sickness there will be restrictions.
Due to the high level of sick leave, there will be restrictions.
On weekdays, there will be no more buses on the S1, S3 and S5 lines. The 10-minute interval remains in effect. On weekends (Sat/Sun), line S75 runs every 20 minutes, line S26 is cancelled. Thus, the trains of the S25 from and to Teltow city run only every 20 minutes. From Monday to Friday the lines run according to the timetable.
Restrictions up to 6. February (4 p.m.) There will be a 20-minute commute between Treptower Park and Neukolln.
Until 10. December 2022 The trains of this line do not stop in Frankfurt (Oder) -Rosengarten. As a substitute, please use buses between Jacobsdorf (Mark) and Frankfurt (Oder) -Rosengarten to/from the cancelled stops. . 29. January and 30. January, 5 o’clock to 20.50 hrs Trains on this line will be replaced by buses between Furstenwalde (Spree) and Frankfurt (Oder). Please note the 27 – 48 min. later arrival/earlier departure of buses in Frankfurt (Oder). In Furstenwalde (Spree), the buses will connect you with the scheduled trains in the direction of Berlin. . 5. February until 6. February Numerous trains of this line are cancelled between Furstenwalde (Spree) and Frankfurt (Oder). As a substitute, please use the trains of this line that are still running in the affected section. . 18. February (23.15 o’clock) until 21. February (3 a.m.) Most trains cancelled between Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenhuttenstadt and replaced by buses. . 19. February, until 18.3 p.m. Most trains on the line will be diverted between Werder (Havel) and Berlin-Charlottenburg. The scheduled intermediate stops are cancelled. Most trains from/to Brandenburg between Potsdam Hbf and Berlin Zoologischer Garten cancelled. As a substitute, please use the S-Bahn. Please note the different times of the S-Bahn trains compared to the train service.
Until 30. January, from 4. until 13. February and from 18. February until 6. March, each Friday to Sunday Most trains on the RE3 line are cancelled between Wilmersdorf (Angern) and Angermunde and are replaced by buses. In addition, some trains between Angermunde and Eberwalde Hbf are cancelled and replaced by buses. . 31. January to 3. February, 17 each.15 – 18.00 hrs The train RE 3333 is cancelled from Berlin Hbf to Berlin Sudkreuz. The train RE 3332 is cancelled from Berlin Sudkreuz to Berlin Hbf. As a substitute, please use the S-Bahn trains. Please note that the times of the substitute transport differ from those of the train services. . 14. February until 17. February, and 21. February, both from 15.30 to 17.45 hrs The trains RE 3333, RE 3330 and RE 3332 are cancelled between Berlin Hbf and Berlin Sudkreuz. As a substitute, please use the suburban trains from/to the cancelled stops. Please note that the S-Bahn timetable differs from the train timetable.
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Coronavirus – Bus drivers in Berlin no longer sell tickets – and passengers must board at the back
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Berlin bus drivers had expressed concern about a possible infection with the corona virus, now no more tickets will be sold in buses. Passengers are now only allowed to board and alight at stops through rear doors.
What you need to know now
Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus, passengers of the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) will only be allowed to board buses at the back starting Thursday. Bus drivers keep the front doors closed at bus stops to protect themselves and also guests from contracting the virus, according to a statement Wednesday.
The measure means that no more tickets will be sold on buses until further notice. This was confirmed by BVG spokeswoman Petra Nelken to rbb|24 upon request. Between the first seats and the driver’s cabin, a flutter tape will be stretched in the buses as a barrier. "We ask passengers to buy their tickets via app or at vending machines", said carnations rbb|24. The ticket obligation still exists.
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Bus drivers concerned about risk of infection
According to Nelken, this is BVG’s response to bus drivers’ concerns about contracting the virus through customer contact. "On some routes, our drivers have no opportunity to wash their hands for more than an hour. Of course, this is also not optimal for passengers to effectively protect themselves from infection", said Nelken. Unlike subway drivers, bus drivers would have intensive customer contact.
BVG had coordinated the new procedure in advance with the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection as the responsible body for Berlin’s public transport system, as well as with the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Operations, which chairs the Supervisory Board.
"We are convinced that our passengers will understand this measure recommended by experts. Its purpose is to contain the risk of infection for passengers and driving personnel. In this way, we want to help our city remain mobile even in this difficult phase", explained BVG board member Rolf Erfurt. Via the screens in the subways, the BVG would also like to disseminate behavioral recommendations for passengers, such as coughing and sneezing into the crook of the arm.
Broadcast: Inforadio, 11.03.2020, 6 p.m
FAQ on dealing with the coronavirus
I fear being infected. What to do?
People who fear that they have contracted the coronavirus should, above all stay at home and clarify by telephone, whether they can be tested for the virus, and if so, where.
The Berlin Senate Department of Public Health has developed a Hotline switched. Under the telephone number 030/9028-2828 experts advise between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
In Brandenburg there is since the 5. March one nationwide hotline for questions: It is available Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the number 0331/8683-777 to reach.
In addition, several counties have set up citizens’ telephones. The citizen telephone for Markisch-Oderland can be reached at the telephone number 03346/850-6790 to be reached from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For Dahme-Spreewald the number is 03375/26-2146 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.). And in the county Oberhavel there is an information hotline that can be reached at the telephone number 03301/601-3900 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) can be reached.
Those affected can also contact the Family doctor (also by telephone) or the cashmedical emergency service (116117 nationwide) to discuss how the situation can be clarified. In addition, there is a citizen telephone of the Federal Ministry of Health (telephone: 030/346-465-100). Also the Independent Patient Counseling Service Germany is available for questions (0800-011-7722).
The fire department and the Kassenarztliche Vereinigung (KV) Berlin are planning a common transport service for home visits (as of 04.03.2020). The service is intended for patients with severe cold symptoms. The Berlin Fire Department plans to provide four vehicles equipped with drivers, doctors, assistance personnel and protective equipment. If necessary, tests for the new type of coronavirus will also be carried out, it was said. The traveling service cannot be contacted by telephone; it is requested – if necessary – by the KV and sent to the patient’s location.
Who belongs to the risk group, in a risk region [rki.de] or has been in close contact with someone from this group and suffers from cough, fever or shortness of breath should avoid contact with others as a precaution and get tested.
What happens to possible infected persons?
If a patient with respiratory problems who has previously been in a risk area [rki.en] has been staying or has had contact with an infected person, to a doctor’s office, he or she will be isolated in a separate room there. He will be given a respirator mask and, if he belongs to the risk group, will be tested for both influenza and tested for the coronavirus. The evaluation of the test takes just under five hours after the sample arrives at the laboratory by courier.
As long as it is not clear whether a person classified as a suspected case is carrying the virus, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) recommends a Isolation in the hospital. The affected person is then placed in a single room and hospital staff must wear protective clothing.
If the test result is positive, the person remains in isolation until recovered. In addition, the people with whom the infected patient had contact must then also be observed for 14 days.
What happens to contact persons?
In order to largely prevent or at least slow down the further spread of the coronavirus, the following measures must also be taken in Contacts be identified as completely as possible from confirmed cases of infection. Their health status is monitored for the maximum duration of the incubation period (14 days) in mostly domestic quarantine observes. During this time, the health department is in close contact with those affected to act quickly if symptoms appear.
What are the capacities of the clinics?
The Special isolation ward of the state of Berlin at the Charite hospital plays an important role in such epidemics. It is located on the Virchowklinikum campus and is the largest of its kind in Germany. The isolation ward will be used for individuals who test positive, depending on the further development of the outbreak, Charite said upon request. There are 20 beds there. However, there are further capacities.
Health Minister Nonnemacher also believes Brandenburg is well prepared. In Ernst von Bergmann Clinic in Potsdam 28 beds are generally available in the isolation ward for such cases, including in Cottbus there are clear procedures in case of cases [ctk.en]. Depending on requirements, up to 165 beds can be set up there separately from other patients.
What are the travel restrictions?
The Foreign Office recommends since 23. January 2020 not to travel to Wuhan. Travel to China should also be postponed to a later date. Who wants to travel, should inform themselves on the pages of the Foreign Office, whether there is a travel warning for the intended destination.
Furthermore, not only the data of passengers from China are recorded in Germany, but also those of passengers from South Korea, Japan, the Iran and Italy, arriving in Germany. Travelers from the affected areas are obliged to travel on so-called Disembarkation cards [rki.en] give details of their flight and where they will be staying for the next 30 days after landing. The airlines issue these and hand over the completed cards to the health authorities for safekeeping. The Robert Koch Institute maintains a list of Risk areas [rki.en].
Who with Train or Bus is asked to voluntarily hand over his or her data. The crisis team of the German government hopes that the transport companies will make a voluntary commitment to distribute such disembarkation cards to their passengers. However, there is no legal basis for this. Who with the Car enters the country, does not have to pay attention to anything else.
How many confirmed cases are there?
How many confirmed coronavirus cases have there been so far in Berlin and Brandenburg?
Since Sunday, 1. March, there are in Berlin and since the following day in Brandenburg the first confirmed cases of patients infected with the coronavirus.
The exact case numbers can be found on the Robert Koch Institute website – they are updated regularly.
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Is the virus reportable?
The physician who suspects a patient of having contracted the novel coronavirus must report this immediately (within 24 hours) to the public health department in accordance with Coronavirus Notification Ordinance report. The laboratory that detects the novel coronavirus in a person must also report this to the health department.
What is the coronavirus?
The name Coronavirus comes from Latin and stands for crown or halo – in reference to the shape that the pathogen resembles under the microscope. The coronavirus family has many types that can infect humans. Some cause the common cold, while others, which originate in bats, camels, and other animals, have degenerated into serious diseases such as Sars or Mers (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome).
The virus, which has now been discovered for the first time in China Sars-CoV-2 is a new strain, Which had not been found in humans before. Like the Sars virus, it belongs to the beta coronaviruses and has 80 percent of the same genetic material as Sars. The proteins with which the virus attaches to human cells differ in particular.
The first cases occurred in December 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China’s Hubei province. Many of those affected had previously visited or worked in the metropolitan fish market. Since the cases appeared, the market has been closed for investigations. The virus is believed to have been initially transmitted from animal to human – and now from human to human.
The official name for the new disease is now Covid-19. CO stands for corona, VI for virus, D for disease and 19 for the year in which it appeared.
Where does the virus come from?
WHO is still searching for the animal source of the new virus. It is known that the reservoir of all coronaviruses are certain viruses Bat species, the horseshoe bats. Since bats and humans do not come into such close contact that transmission could occur, scientists assume a Intermediate host From.
Christian Drosten, a virologist at Charite University Hospital, spoke out against the theory of Chinese scientists that the so-called "pangolin or pine cone animal could be this intermediate host: "Pangolins do not eat bats, and we would rather consider a carnivorous animal. d. Red.) Suspect animal species that "hunts" bats, said Drosten.
In the case of Sars and Mers, animals also passed the virus on to humans: Sars was passed on to humans from civets or tanuki in 2002, also in China. In Mers, ten years later, camels were the source animals, and the country of origin was Saudi Arabia.
How can I get infected?
Presumably Covid-19 by air transmitted. People breathe in so-called aerosols, tiny droplets containing pathogens that are produced when they cough or sneeze. According to new findings, the virus can also be Healthy – i.e. people who have no signs of infection – transmit the viruses unrecognized and unhindered.
As is usual with infectious diseases, humans can unknowingly transmit the pathogen in what is known as the "animal flu" incubation period to others – i.e. during the time when the disease has not yet broken out. This makes infections difficult to contain. The incubation period lasts according to previous findings up to 14 days.
Also Areas and Handles, previously touched by infected persons are considered to be sources of infection.
How contagious is the virus?
In the cut an infected two people to. Whether it stays that way depends on how good containment measures are – the rate of transmission must fall below one to stop the spread of Sars-CoV-2.
For comparison: An Flu sufferer influenza viruses to two to three people. Particularly contagious are Measles12 to 18 people are sickened by one infected person.
The Transmissibility This new type of virus is higher than initially thought, as it replicates in the throat, similar to the flu or influenza virus, and not in the lungs like Sars. This simplifies detection using throat swabs – but also shortens the transmission route and explains the high risk of infection.
Who is particularly at risk?
For whom is a coronavirus infection particularly dangerous?
At-risk groups include those who have already had were previously ill. "In addition, a special risk group are older people, There is an emphasis on the male sex", explained the Berlin virologist Christian Drosten.
With Vorerkrankungen are above all such Diseases that weaken the immune defense, such as chronic lung or kidney diseases are meant. The virus can also become dangerous for people with transplanted organs or even people who sneeze Tumor Antoni Walczok, head of infectious diseases at the Frankfurt am Main public health department, told Hessischer Rundfunk radio.
For most children, young people, and middle-aged people, coronavirus is in all likelihood not life-threatening if they are basically healthy. This is the current state of research. For infected people, the most important thing is how the body copes with the virus, says Torsten Bauer, chief physician for pneumology at the Helios Emil von Behring Clinic in Berlin-Zehlendorf, in an interview with rbb.
How does the test work?
When coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 is suspected, the pathogen is usually tested with a molecular biology test proven. First a doctor takes a sample from the respiratory tract of a patient – either a swab or coughed up mucus. Specialists then prepare this sample in the laboratory and use a so-called PCR test according to the genetic material of the virus. To put it simply, a certain section of the viral genome is copied millions of times over.
The copies are color-coded with a so-called probe. This color marking can then be made visible with complex devices. If there are corresponding color signals, it is a "positive sample". Under ideal conditions, such a test lasts in a specialized laboratory 3-5 hours.
According to Stephan Hofmeister, deputy chairman of the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, only seriously ill patients who have had contact with infected persons are tested. The costs for the tests are covered by the health insurance companies.
What are the symptoms?
coughs, colds, scratched throats or Fever can be signs. According to the RKI, some affected people also suffer from Diarrhea.
In some patients – especially the elderly or debilitated – the disease takes a more severe course and then leads to Breathing problems and Pneumonia.
The disease usually appears as Cold disease in appearance. Children are practically unaffected. The special risk group are elderly patients. More men than women fall ill.
In people with a severe course of the disease lasts three to six weeks, until it subsides. It is likely that those affected are contagious throughout the period of illness. Mildly affected people recover within two weeks.
Deaths have so far occurred mainly in patients who were older and/or had previously suffered from underlying chronic diseases.
How to protect myself?
The most effective remedy for contagious respiratory illnesses – whether flu, coronavirus or the common cold – is hygiene: plenty of Washing hands, little handshake, and not sneeze and cough into their hands. A Minimum distance of one to two meters from persons suspected of having the disease can also help. In addition, indoor rooms should be ventilated frequently.
breathing masks can fight off large amounts of droplets by sneezing and coughing. They also keep users from grabbing their mouths and noses – another way to stop germs from spreading.
However, the RKI emphasizes that washing hands, keeping away from sick people and not coughing into hands are the most important measures against the spread of the virus. "On the other hand, there is no sufficient evidence that wearing a mouth-nose protection significantly reduces the risk of infection for a healthy person wearing it", it is called.
What precautions are advised (in the case of a pandemic)?
The Foreign Office recommends since the 23. January 2020, not to travel to Wuhan. Travel to China should also be postponed to a later date. Who wants to travel, should inform himself on the sides of the foreign office whether there is a travel warning for the intended destination.
In order to avoid bottlenecks and, if necessary, to be able to stay hydrated for a few weeks to be able to care for at home, it is advisable:
– sufficient monthly quantities on important prescription medications to have (as far as necessary and possible)
– sufficient supply of non-perishable foods to create
– think about additional protection and care of close friends, relatives and family members, especially the elderly and the sick, especially people with weakened immune systems (cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases)
– Worry about sick family members Ensure and at the same time try not to get infected
– organize early opportunities for care of sick children
What treatment is available for infected people?
In January, China reported initial success in treating affected patients – fever and respiratory symptoms have decreased and the virus is no longer detectable. However, it is unclear what the Chinese treated with.
According to the WHO, there has been no Neither vaccinate yet another specific therapy against Sars-CoV-2. Rather, the patients symptomatic therapy: by means of administration of oxygen, antibiotics, fever and pain reducing therapies, and stabilization of fluid balance.
Virologist Christian Drosten expressed confidence in Tagesschau interview that possibly one of the drugs developed against Sars could also help against Sars-CoV-2. An HIV drug and an antimalarial drug have also been shown to be effective.
The situation is different for vaccination: "The Sars virus is sufficiently different from this new type of coronavirus, particularly in its main surface protein. So we have to start from scratch in vaccine development. It will not be the case that a Sars vaccine can just be used crosswise", Drosten explained at the press briefing of the SMC and the Leopoldina Academy of Sciences.
Is there immunity against the virus?
Many experts believe that yes, after surviving Covid 19 disease, one is immune to the pathogen. Christian Lindmeier, spokesman for the World Health Organization (WHO), spoke on 26 February. February in the Inforadio interview however of the fact that one does not know yet whether an immunization occurs and how long this could last then.
What is the mortality rate?
Christian Drosten, head of virology at Berlin’s Charite hospital, on Monday, 2. March that Covid-19-Mortality rate according to current data at 0.3 to 0.7 percent. From 1.000 infected people, three to seven people would die, according to Drosten. However, it is likely that the actual rate is even lower than this.
At first, it was said that the mortality rate was much higher, at one to two percent.