The rapid tests could be a means of securing opening steps, said government spokesman Seibert after consultations with the so-called Corona Cabinet. Health Minister Spahn had announced that from March all citizens will be offered free rapid tests that have to be taken by trained staff. In the afternoon, the health ministers of the federal states held a switching conference to discuss how to proceed.
The health policy spokeswoman for the CDU, Maag, is reluctant to consider vaccinating teachers and educators earlier than planned. It needs a very good reason to give preference to a group in the vaccination strategy, said Maag on Deutschlandfunk. Federal Family Minister Giffey had insisted that school and daycare staff be vaccinated quickly.
The SPD politician advocated the use of mobile vaccination teams on ZDF.
The lessons take place for certain classes as well as alternating or in fixed groups. All or at least more children are looked after in the daycare centers.
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. Given the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
+ Covid-19: Current figures on the coronavirus in Germany (as of February 22)
+ Extended lockdown: what rules apply and what opening perspectives are there? (As of February 17th)
+ New rules: How the federal states implement the lockdown resolutions (as of February 17)
+ Border controls: what to watch out for (as of February 15)
Test and protection
The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who will be vaccinated later? (As of: February 17th)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: February 12th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of February 16)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (17.02.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (as of February 15)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New insights into the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of January 25th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of February 16)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new coronavirus mutations? (As of: February 17th)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: How deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning:
The current list of risk areas (as of February 17th)
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This message was broadcast on February 22nd, 2021 on Deutschlandfunk.