Pandemic – Open schools and daycare centers in ten federal states


Daycare centers and elementary schools are now open in another ten federal states.

Classes are to take place again after two months of closure with various models. This includes, for example, alternating operations or fixed groups. All or at least more children are looked after in the daycare centers. Saxony had reopened its daycare centers and primary schools a week ago. Lower Saxony has been teaching primary school children back to school since January.

Federal Minister of Education Karliczek welcomed the openings.  The  CDU politician told the German Press Agency that classroom instruction cannot be replaced by anything. Children, especially younger ones, needed each other. She called for all available means to prevent virus transmission.

In the afternoon, the health ministers of the federal states will discuss whether daycare and primary school staff should move forward in the order of the corona vaccinations.

Further articles on the coronavirus

We have created a news blog. In view of 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

+ Protection: © The  vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who 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 mutations of the coronavirus? (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.

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