No BER opening gala of the trade association – many corona infections


Schoenefeld – Corona hails the start of the BER airport. Due to the sharp increase in the number of infections, the large airport opening gala was canceled on Monday.

The Schönefeld trade association wanted to celebrate the BER opening on October 30th with 750 guests, some of whom were very prominent. In a 7000 square meter exhibition hall at the airport.

Airport boss Engelbert Lütke Daldrup (63) wanted to give the welcome speech.



Airport manager Engelbert Lütke DaldrupPhoto: Bernd von Jutrczenka / dpa

But: “Because of the incalculable risk of infection, we have postponed the gala indefinitely,” said Vice Club President Michael Wuscher to BILD.

Schönefeld counts 29 new corona cases within a week. For a population of 17,000 this makes an incidence of 170, similar to the neighboring hotspot Berlin-Neukölln.

In the entire Dahme-Spreewald airport district, the number is still 40.4. From 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, there are narrow upper limits for events, from 50 you can only celebrate in a small circle.

On Tuesday, Brandenburg’s government wants to drastically reduce the number of participants again.

Schönefeld’s Mayor Christian Hentschel (55, non-party): “The increase in our number of infections is a result of our close ties with Berlin. No other surrounding community has such a high proportion of commuters. “

It is still uncertain whether the BER opening reception on October 31st can take place as planned with 700 guests and journalists.

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