8:41 a.m. VfB Stuttgart has applied for state corona aid. As an innkeeper, he is allowed there. “But that must by no means mean that tax money will fill the bank accounts of football millionaires in the future or offset bad investments in kicking staff,” writes editor-in-chief Christopf Fischer in his comment. (cfi)
8 a.m. We start the morning with a look at the figures from the American Johns Hopkins University: For its corona surveys, it uses other (and more) sources than, for example, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). In Germany, there are 202,045 (yesterday: 201,450) people infected with corona, 9,088 (9,087) people have died in connection with Covid-19 and 186,900 (186,400) are cured again. (GEA)
4:19 p.m. With two concerts by the young orchestra of the Junge Sinfonie on Sunday, July 26th, at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., the Reutlingen town hall resumes its cultural activities. Corona-related over 70 events have had to be canceled since March 12, as the managing director of the Stadthallen-GmbH, Petra Roser, reports in an interview with the GEA. A maximum of 250 people are currently allowed per concert, from August 1st it can be 500. The safety and hygiene concept for this is »in the finishing stage«, says Roser, who is currently negotiating intensively with the city’s cultural office and the Württemberg Philharmonic in Reutlingen (WPR) about the modalities of the restart. WPR director Cornelius Grube wants to realize all the concerts planned for the coming season. In addition, according to Petra Roser, Christoph Sonntag’s management has announced that they want to hold onto the cabaret artist’s performance (»Worldwaid!«) Planned for Wednesday, September 16. (rh / akr)
3:58 p.m. Good news from the Tübingen district office: the number of cases in the Tübingen district did not increase this Friday either. There are still 1,298 known corona cases. There was also no increase in deaths. (As of 60 deaths). (pm)
3:02 p.m. Since the relaxation of the corona restrictions, the complaints of residents in Tübingen who complain about nightly noise pollution and garbage left behind by partying groups have increased. (pm)
2:52 p.m. Is the worst over soon? In terms of sales, the corona-tainted auto industry is still clearly in the red, but signs of stabilization are now also increasing at VW. Especially in the country of origin of the pandemic, people are again optimistic. (dpa)
1:58 p.m. For all recreational athletes in Reutlingen, the city has announced good news to the GEA on request: The municipal sports halls are to be opened for club athletes during the summer holidays, said Uwe Weber, Head of the Office for Schools, Youth and Sport.