Corona crisis: Schools open despite increasing numbers of infections


Status: 02/22/2021 5:00 a.m.

In several federal states, schools and daycare centers are starting teaching again today. Meanwhile, Health Minister Jens Spahn is concerned about the increasing number of infections.

From Nina Amin,
ARD capital studio

With a lot of waiver, the number of new infections has been brought down in recent weeks, said Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn in Report from Berlin. But the virus is adaptable and is changing.  The  number of corona infections is rising again: “It’s annoying, it annoys everyone animal,” said Spahn. “It also brings a bit of uncertainty back into it now and that’s why caution, testing and vaccination must now accompany us on our way.”

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Vaccinations for employees at primary schools and daycare centers are also in focus. In many federal states, face-to-face classes are starting again today for primary and final classes – despite the increasing number of corona infections. More children are also being accepted in the daycare centers.

Minister Spahn is annoyed by the increasing number of infections.

Image: dpa

Earlier vaccination offer for teachers required

Representatives from the federal states want to offer employees in daycare centers and schools an earlier vaccination offer. © The re is support from Federal Education Minister Anja Karliczek from the CDU. © The  tasks of teachers and daycare staff are important for society as a whole, said Karliczek of the German press agency “dpa”. That should show in the vaccination priority. And: “If a large number of teachers and employees in the day-care centers are protected by a vaccination, this would be a contribution to being able to teach pupils in the schools themselves or to be able to look after children in the day-care centers” the minister.

Whether the two professional groups slide forward in the vaccination sequence is likely to be decided today. In a switching conference of the health ministers of the federal states, a fundamental decision is to be made, said Baden-Württemberg’s health minister Manne Lucha from the Greens SWR.

“Now is vaccinated”

© The y agree in principle. In his federal state, vaccination should start today: “We have now decided that we will vaccinate educators and teachers. That we are now setting the standard with the good AstraZenca vaccine, which we have in large quantities. Now we are vaccinated “, says Lucha.

Health Minister Spahn also wants to quickly adapt the vaccination ordinance after an agreement. That could take a few days. At the beginning of March, Spahn estimates, vaccinations should then be possible for teachers, depending on the situation in the federal states.

Schools open despite increasing numbers of infections

Nina Amin, ARD Berlin, 22.2.2021 · 07:16

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