Four more corona infected people in Bocholt
Currently, 121 people are still infected with the Corona virus in the district. This was announced yesterday by the district of Borken. Most cases are in Gronau (35), Rhede (19) and Heek (14). With four patients, Bocholt is at the bottom of the table. Pagans and Stadtlohn are now corona-free.
Authorities coordinate after test campaigns in Dutch slaughterhouses
Borken district. Before the Pentecost weekend, the districts of Borken and Kleve agreed with the authorities responsible on the Dutch side about a common strategy for the further procedure regarding the quarantine measures of the slaughterhouse employees. The head of the district administration, district administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker, District Director Dr. Ansgar Hörster and Head of Regulatory Affairs Dr. Elisabeth Schwenzow, took part in a video conference on Friday (May 29.05.2020, XNUMX) with representatives of the neighboring regions. The reason for this was the large-scale tests for the corona virus in Dutch slaughterhouses that had taken place in the past few weeks and the placement of many employees on this side of the border. All parties confirmed that good cooperation is important to ensure that further infections are prevented. In order to be able to act comprehensively and quickly across borders, the security region and the health department Noord-en Oost-Gelderland, the municipality of Oost Gelre together with the Borken district and the Kleve district form an international team at the operational level. In a first step, the personnel service provider Horizon Groep from Velp, who employs many people at the slaughterhouse in Groenlo, was asked to submit their complete lists of all employees with addresses at short notice. Otherwise there is a risk of being fined. In addition, the chair of the security region obliged the Horizon Groep to comply with the current hygiene regulations when transporting all of its employees and to ensure that the […]
Five people in Bocholt still suffering from Corona
Currently, 125 people are infected with the Corona virus in the district. Two infected people were added in Heek. This is a person from an already known infection within a family and a child who is related to the two families, from which eight new cases were reported on Tuesday (May 26.05.2020, 5). XNUMX people are currently ill in Bocholt.
31 newly infected people in the district come from slaughterhouses in Groenlo in the Netherlands
Borken / Groenlo district. The Dutch health service Noord-en Oost-Gelderland (GGD) has informed the Borken district that after testing all employees of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo 54 of the people tested positive live in the Borken district, 23 of them were already known to the district health office as COVID positive . According to the tests in Groenlo, there were 31 newly infected people in the district. They live in the following towns and municipalities in the district: • Gronau (20) • Isselburg (5) • Borken (2) • Südlohn (3) • Bocholt (1) The affected persons as well as their already established direct contact persons living in the district of Borken will immediately quarantined and the further living environment of the infected checked. A total of 657 employees were tested there last week. Of the 147 positive laboratory results, 79 were employed in Germany. The groenlo slaughterhouse has been closed since the end of last week. In the past week, the GGD had already reported 19 people from the meat processing companies located near the border to the Borken district who live in the Borken district (Gronau 9, Rhede 5, Bocholt 1, Borken 2, Südlohn 1, Vreden 1). Also in connection with meat processing companies in the Netherlands, accommodation has already been examined in several municipalities, where then […]
After pressure from business and politics: Administration is now ready for city aid packages
By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPER The city administration buckles. So far, she had always refused to set up local corona aid funds for Bocholt companies. The first city councilor Thomas Waschki always said that financial support was a matter for the state and the federal government alone. However, Mayor Peter Nebelo has rethought given demonstrators, retailers calling for help, and parts of politics who are today calling for municipal aid packages in the Economic Development Committee. He was now open to such ideas. The decisive factor for the change of opinion was apparently a joint initiative by the CDU and FDP. Today they asked for a fund for companies in Bocholt that were in need of corona across all industries. However, the money should not be paid out as a lump sum, but after an individual examination. The administration should develop criteria as quickly as possible. After a discussion with the advertising community, the town hall is also open to the demands of retailers who want a grant of 2000.000 euros for a one million euro voucher campaign. Such an initiative is running very successfully in Ahaus, said Ludger Dieckhues. Here, too, Peter Nebelo was open, but limited the support to the city center dealers.
Six Bocholter still sick with Corona
After an intermittent increase in the number of infected people after the corona-diagnosed slaughterhouses, the number of sick people fell slightly again. Yesterday only 146 cases were registered in the district, one less than the day before. In Bocholt, only six women and men are diagnosed with Corona.
The number of corona infections increases significantly across the county
Currently, 151 people are infected with the Corona virus in the district. That is 17 more than yesterday. The reason is the illness of employees of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo in the Netherlands (we reported). Some of them lived in the district of Borken. 105 people were tested by the DRK in Rhede alone. The laboratory results arrived at the Health Department yesterday evening. Result: There are 16 positive cases. The infected people and their contact environment were quarantined by the city of Rhede.
Only eight infected people in Bocholt
There are currently only eight officially registered corona patients in Bocholt. So far, 173 people have tested positive, but 158 of them are healthy again. Seven Bocholters died in connection with the viral disease.
Rhede suddenly slaughterhouse workers Corona hotspot
According to the Dutch health service Noord-en Oost-Gelderland (GGD), a meat processing company in Groenlo had a total of 19 people living in the Borken district (Gronau 9, Rhede 5, Bocholt 1, Borken 2, Vreden 1, Oeding 1) tested on Corona. The victims and their immediate contacts were immediately quarantined and the living environment of the infected was largely checked on Wednesday evening. In Rhede alone, 105 people were tested by the DRK in this context. At the same time, their apartments were inspected. No serious hygiene deficiencies were found. The test results came from Rhede yesterday. There are 16 other positive cases there. The infected people were quarantined by the city of Rhede. 60 test results from the Netherlands are still pending, although it cannot be estimated whether and how the Borken district could be affected. According to a communication from the Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA - the authority responsible for monitoring producers, importers and dealers for compliance with food and consumer goods laws and regulations), the slaughterhouse of the internationally active food company Vion in Groenlo has now been closed.
Corona numbers constant in a circle: Eleven sick people in Bocholt
Borken district. 136 people are currently infected with Corona in the district. Eleven of them come from Bocholt. This means that the numbers have not changed significantly since May 14. At that time, a total of six accommodations were inspected by employees of Dutch slaughterhouses in Isselburg. Of the 81 people tested for the coronavirus there, seven were positive.
Corona treatment center in Bocholt closes
After almost two months, the corona treatment centers (CBZ) of the Statutory Health Insurance Association of Westphalia-Lippe (KVWL) in the Borken and Coesfeld districts will gradually cease operations in the last week of May. The CBZ Europahaus on Bocholter Adenauerallee will remain open from May 27.5th. closed. "By setting up the corona treatment centers, we were able to guarantee outpatient medical care for all patients in the region even in the particularly challenging first weeks of the corona pandemic," explains Dr. Amin Osman, head of the KVWL district office in Borken. However, it was now time to return to the new, regular practice, taking into account the displayed hygiene regulations. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local doctors in the region who supported us in many ways in setting up and operating the center. A big thank you also goes to the districts and municipalities for their enormous willingness to help with the establishment of the centers and the good and uncomplicated cooperation! ”Emphasizes the KVWL district manager. For patients who have symptoms of a coronavirus infection (such as respiratory problems or fever), the following still applies: “Contact your family doctor by phone first and do not go to the office immediately. Your doctor will discuss how to proceed, ”explains Dr. Osman.
Visits to the hospital will be possible again tomorrow
According to experts in the Bocholt hospital, the current pandemic will continue to affect the treatment process in hospitals for a long time. But here, too, there is a relaxation in the visiting rule. Based on the ordinance for protection against new infections with the coronavirus of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the following visiting rules apply to the Westmünsterland Clinic from May 20: • Max. one visitor allowed. • Visits to the clinic are limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. • Visits are only possible by persons named by the patient beforehand. • Visitors must not have flu symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever or sore throat, and no contact with anyone with SARS-CoV-2 infected person. • Visiting times are generally scheduled for the afternoon. Because this can be regulated differently at the individual hospital locations, we refer you to the stipulations applicable there. • According to the Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Section 5 (2), the hospitals are obliged to record and save the contact details of the visitors so that they can be passed on to the health authorities in the event of a possible request. • Visitors must disinfect their hands in the entrance area . • It is always the shortest route from the entrance to the patient room and again […]
VHS, music school and JUNGE UNI in Bocholt gradually start operating
Bocholt (PID). From Monday, May 18, 2020, the music school Bocholt-Isselburg, the VHS and the Junge Uni in Bocholt will gradually start operating again. The reopening takes place taking into account the current infection control and hygiene rules. Course participants whose courses are continued will be informed by the teachers or staff. The music school in Bocholt-Isselburg initially begins with one-to-one lessons. "Ensemble, band and orchestra rehearsals, as well as the offers of early musical education, the children's musical, the parent-child groups and our school projects still have to wait," explains music school director Claudia Borgers. Classes for beginners are also not yet taking place, as it is not yet possible to reliably comply with the required distance rules when instructed in the instrument. For teachers who belong to the risk group, the lessons will initially continue in the form of distance and online lessons. The parents are informed by the teachers about the start of class, time and place as well as the applicable infection control and hygiene rules. The secretariat can only be reached by prior appointment. The Volkshochschule Bocholt-Rhede-Isselburg (VHS) continues the courses, which can take place without hesitation under the prescribed restrictions. Since school buildings and gyms may only be open for school use, courses may have to take place in other rooms. The already registered course participants will […]
Caritas develops simple walking aids for seniors
The daily walk outdoors is healthy and especially important for older people, even in times of Corona. “Because exercise in the fresh air not only strengthens the immune system, it keeps the body fit and, above all, has a positive effect on the state of mind. Daily walks raise the mood and cloudy thoughts disappear, ”says Inge Bihn, Senior Consultant at Caritas. But in these times, many seniors stay inside. "The uncertainty is great. Due to their age alone, they belong to the risk group. It is particularly difficult for senior citizens to find out what they are allowed to do and what not. So many withdraw completely and spend their time in their own 4 walls, ”reports Inge Bihn from numerous conversations with seniors. During the regular telephone calls, it became clear that feelings of fear, insecurity and loneliness, particularly among those living alone, are increasing due to the contact restrictions. Experience also shows that telephone contact cannot replace personal contact. Therefore Inge Bihn and her colleagues considered how they can help older people to participate again. Walks are allowed, even for seniors. Caritas employees now want to make you want to exercise in the fresh air and give you security […]
City library is happy about visitors
Bocholt (BIB). The team of the Bocholt City Library is happy about the great response after the reopening of the Corona lock. On the first day of the restricted opening, 240 library customers take the opportunity to browse and to get new media. However, the regular lending service of the city library can only be guaranteed if stricter hygiene and clearance rules are observed. Therefore, only 20 customers are allowed to stay in the city library at the same time and borrow media on site. Furthermore, library customers are asked to use the outside return and self-check machines to ensure the most contactless media booking possible. Visitors must register on the attendance list According to the country's Corona Protection Ordinance, visitors must register on an attendance list so that a possible chain of infection can be tracked. Unfortunately, visitors are currently also required to forego using the online catalogs, Internet workstations and holding events. Changed opening times The opening times for the Bocholt City Library apply to the limited opening hours: The City Library is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. The branch in Suderwick cannot open again, for the time being the media pick-up service remains because the entrance is within the senior citizens' complex. Orders can be sent by email to Stadtbücherei Suderwick@mail.bocholt.de […]
Corona large-scale test in Bocholt: All samples are negative
The district health office in Borken, as announced, continued its campaign this week to test the workforce in the meat processing industry in the district of Borken for the corona virus. On Tuesday the DRK took samples from 192 employees in Bocholt, on Wednesday at 179 in Ahaus-Alstätte and at 81 in Legden. On Thursday (May 14.05.2020th, 192) the district health office received the results from Bocholt: All XNUMX samples taken there are negative. This applies to the employees of the slaughterhouses there as well as to the official veterinarians and meat inspectors who have also been sampled. “This is good news from Bocholt,” said District Administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker. "This is an important step, but we have to wait and see how the results from Ahaus and Legden turn out." The district of Borken follows the approach of specifically testing employees in their companies. District Administrator Dr. emphasizes that this is significantly faster than driving to a large number of individual accommodations. Kai Zwicker. The companies concerned are very keen to get clarity quickly and would therefore cooperatively support this process. The district administrator thanks them for this as well as for the participation of the DRK, which carries out the tests with many emergency services. In the event of positive test results, the district health office immediately contacts the respective local authority […]
The number of corona infected people in the district has increased by 50 percent since the beginning of May
The number of corona patients is noticeably increasing again in the Borken district. On May 7, it was only 79, today 120 infected were counted. The main cause is the increased detection of Covid-19 in meat processing plants. In Bocholt, the number of infected people remained constant at 12.
After a corona outbreak at Westfleisch: NGG requires regular checks
Now that 249 employees at Westfleisch in Coesfeld have tested positive for Corona, the NGG union is calling for a rethink in the meat industry. “There has been tough competition for years in slaughtering and cutting - at the expense of humans and animals. A pound of minced beef is currently available in the supermarket in the Borken district for 2,29 euros. It is clear that reasonable prices are not possible at such prices. Not to mention animal welfare, ”says Helge Adolphs, managing director of the NGG region of Münsterland. The Corona outbreak in Coesfeld is "dramatic", but is not entirely surprising given the much-criticized conditions in the industry. Together with works councils, the union has long insisted on adequate accommodation for the mostly Eastern European employees in the region. Westfleisch, however, relies on subcontractors in its business model. And it is precisely these that are often the black sheep: "At Westfleisch's subsidiary Wepro, which has many cutters, the risk of infection was reported in various languages prior to the outbreak," reports Adolphs. Masks and disinfectants were also distributed in the accommodations. A crucial problem, however, is that many subcontractors are beyond the control of the client. "There is no legal basis for companies such as Westfleisch to control the living and living conditions of the employees of their subcontractors," said […]
Mariengymnasium and SeniorenResidenz Schanze - neighborhood in Corona times
For many years, the Mariengymnasium and the SeniorenResidenz Schanze have been linked by an official partnership under the motto "Neighbors on the Bocholter Aa". This neighborhood is also maintained in Corona times. Due to the ban on visits, the everyday life of residents in the SeniorenResidenz Schanze is still limited. Variety is welcome. At Easter there was the "Little Easter Workshop" campaign. Ida Flores, student in class 7a of the Mariengymnasium and member of the school volunteering group, made many little Easter bunnies, lovingly packed them and wrote a happy Easter letter. In order to send the residents a May greeting, the volunteers of 7a painted colorful butterflies, which they attached in the courtyard of the residence. A spring song is planned for this week (Tuesday, May 12.5.2020, 16, 1 p.m.), with students singing in the courtyard and accompanied by Mr. Baf, a music teacher from the Mariengymnasium who has since retired, on the accordion. Some seniors will certainly sing along from the window, since they are familiar with the songs from the annual spring afternoon in the Mariengymnasium. Photo 2: Ida Flores makes gifts for the residents of the SeniorenResidenz Schanze Photo 7: Colorful butterflies from XNUMXa decorate the inner courtyard of the residence
34 of the 329 samples in the large corona test in Schöppingen positive
Borken / Schöppingen district. In a major campaign on Saturday (May 09.05.2020th, 329), the DRK tested the workforces of three local meat processing companies for the corona virus on behalf of the Borken district in Schöppingen. A total of 11.05.2020 samples were taken. On the late Monday afternoon (May 34th, 33) the district health office had the result: 8 people were infected. 8 of them work at a cutting plant. At the Schöppingen slaughterhouse in Tummel, on the other hand, all tests with the exception of one contact person for this cutting plant were negative. The tests on the official veterinarians and meat inspectors, also sampled, by the Borken district in Schöppingen, as well as on the employees of the third company are all negative. The district immediately arranged for the respective residence authorities to quarantine the infected. To this end, he directed the addresses to the cities and municipalities affected - Ahaus (12 infected), Heek (1) and Schöppingen (4) - as well as the responsible health authorities for Sögel / Lower Saxony (1), Rosendahl (XNUMX) and Datteln ( XNUMX) continue. At the same time, research into the living environment is started in order to identify contact persons and also bring them into quarantine. According to the Borken district, the dismantling company may now only continue to work with negatively tested people who do not live in the same house as infected people. They also have to be available for further tests and […]
Faster than Amazon: Bocholt dealers discover the delivery service for themselves
By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPER During the corona lockdown, Petra Hungerkamp had a key experience. A woman from Bocholt ordered something in her online shop at noon. A few hours later, the boss of the domestic household goods specialist delivered the goods personally and free of charge. "Man, you're faster than Amazon," commented the customer. The dealer initially stopped. "And then I finally decided to have my own delivery service," explains Petra Hungerkamp. The Rekers shoe store is now doing a similar thing. If you order shoes there in the new online shop, you will receive the goods free of charge a short time later on working days within Bocholt. “We want to remain present and, above all, to satisfy the customer digitally. This is particularly important in these times, ”says owner Burkhard Rekers, explaining his strategy geared towards service and speed. In many cases, stationary retailers still have the advantage of immediacy. Your goods are on site and immediately available. This makes local shops unbeatable, especially for short-lived goods such as food or flowers. But the online giants are catching up here too. You are currently investing millions in order to make further progress with high-speed deliveries and, if possible, to close the gap in the spontaneous purchase area. This increases the pressure on brick-and-mortar stores. Most had high hopes for the reopening after the […]
So far 18 positive corona findings in the district of Borken
In the course of today (10.05.2020) further laboratory results have arrived in the Borkener district house, which are related to the infection process at the Coesfeld company Westfleisch. The background to this is that numerous employees of this company, especially foreign contract workers, are accommodated in the Borken district. There were now a total of 18 COVID19 positive results (as of 16:1 p.m.) These are in the following municipalities: Ahaus and Borken: 10 positive case Gescher: 2 positive cases Legden: 4 positive cases Velen: XNUMX positive cases These numbers include all cases, including those reported so far, in connection with the infection process at the Coesfeld company West Meat Stand. However, there are still more test results pending. All people who tested positive were placed in quarantine. Investigations into the contact persons for the infected are currently ongoing.
Westfleisch's wave of infection threatens to spill into the district of Borken
By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPER The new wave of corona infections could spill over from the Coesfeld district into Westmünsterland. For the first time in days, the Borkener district administration reports that the number of sick people has increased by almost ten percent. Above all, the communities neighboring Gescher (6 new positive cases), Ahaus and Borken (1 each) and Legden (2) are affected. If this trend continues, lockdown loosening could also be withdrawn in the Borken district. The situation quickly changed, mainly due to infections at Westfleisch. As is known, more than 130 foreign contract workers had been tested there positively. Some of them were also housed in the Borken district. The district health office then immediately carried out a large-scale test of 329 employees from three meat processing companies in Schöppingen (photo). The meat inspectors and official veterinarians employed by the Borken district were also examined there. Tests at the other meat processing companies in the Borken district will follow at the beginning of the week. The results of the mass tests are expected tomorrow Monday. If more than 50 ke 100000 inhabitants turn positive, the district of Borken and the district of Coesfeld are also at risk of a delay in lockdown easing by one week.
Kreis tests the living environment of Westfleisch employees in Gescher and Velen
Borken district. This morning the press office of the Borken district reported that as a result of the infection at the Westfleisch company in the neighboring district of Coesfeld, several foreign employees employed in the Borken district were also tested positive. The District Health Office in Borken immediately arranged for their respective living environment in Gescher and Velen to also be tested for the corona virus. Irrespective of this, all the persons concerned were simultaneously quarantined by the responsible local regulatory authorities. While it is certain that a total of four people are infected in the Velener case, the result for Gescher is not yet available. The circle will let you know as soon as the result comes in. Further investigations regarding employees in slaughterhouses are currently in full swing.
Visits to the old people's home possible - but with strict protective measures
The retirement homes will reopen to visitors on Sunday. According to Johannes Tepasse from the Good Shepherd in Bocholt, many residents are already looking forward to it. Nevertheless, strict security measures must still be observed to protect the senior citizens belonging to the risk group. In principle, visits to the Good Shepherd are only possible for one member of the family per day and per inhabitant, after prior telephone registration and appointment. Visitors with symptoms of infection are not allowed to enter the site. The absence of symptoms must be confirmed with the visitor's signature. There is a duty to mask and disinfect and there is still no contact (no contact, no walks in the park, keep your distance). Residents who are subject to an ordered quarantine can only be visited after it has expired. The visits take place in secure environments. Bedridden residents can also be visited by one visitor a day in the room - however, even stronger protection regulations apply in which the visitors are instructed. From Monday there are also evening appointments for relatives who have to work. Additional services for the employees and visitors have been planned to ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely. "Despite the enormous effort, it is a step in the right direction, a reasonable careful opening of our facility," says Tepasse.
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