Corona infection as an accident at work: five police officers recognized
Berlin. According to information from the “Morgenpost”, 16 emergency services have applied to the Berlin police to recognize their corona infection as an accident at work. Five officials had a positive decision, the newspaper reported on Saturday, referring to a previously unpublished response from the interior administration to a parliamentary request from the CDU.
If the disease is recognized, the country will pay the treatment costs, it said. In the case of the rejected eleven applications, the legal requirements were missing. According to the answer, a work accident in the event of a corona infection is recognized “if, in connection with a business event, a category one contact with a correspondingly infected person, as defined by the Robert Koch Institute, has taken place”.
The chairman of the opposition CDU parliamentary group in the House of Representatives, Burkard Dregger, told the “Morgenpost” that he was satisfied that the employer was fulfilling his duties of care. “But similar regulations are needed for the fire brigade, public order offices and police employees.” According to the report, this was also demanded by Norbert Cioma, head of the Berlin police union (GdP).
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