Status: 03/27/2021 2:54 a.m.
SPD boss Walter-Borjans calls for nationwide testing for companies. Education Minister Karliczek wants to spend one billion euros on Corona tutoring. All developments in the live blog.
Brazil reports a new high in deaths
Brazil reports a record number of new deaths per day for the second time this week. The Ministry of Health announces 3,650 more deaths and 84,245 new infections.
Ramelow for compulsory attendance at future corona summits
Thuringia’s Prime Minister Bodo Ramelow (left) is in favor of holding future Corona summits with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) in attendance. “First: compulsory attendance – everyone comes to the Chancellery. Second: The conference must be prepared in such a way that the conference only deals with two or three legally verified alternatives,” Ramelow told the daily newspaper “Die Welt”. The politician criticizes that he would first read the drafts from the Chancellery and the SPD countries in the media before receiving them himself. In the end, the Easter rest failed due to legal issues that could not be resolved during the night.
Minister of Education: One billion euros for Corona tuition
Federal Minister of Education Anja Karliczek (CDU) wants to spend one billion euros on a nationwide tutoring program to support students with learning difficulties in the corona pandemic. According to the will of the minister, at the end of this school year there should be surveys of learning levels in the core subjects in all federal states. “20 to 25 percent of the students probably have a long learning curve – perhaps even dramatic ones,” she told the newspapers of the Funke media group. “If we set up a tutoring program for the core subjects, we need about a billion euros.”
SPD boss calls for nationwide testing for companies
SPD boss Norbert Walter-Borjans wants to oblige companies in Germany to test their employees for the corona virus. “It immediately needs a nationwide test obligation for companies,” he told the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung”. Employers would have to test all employees twice a week. “It is far too late for a voluntary test appeal because not all companies are taking part.” His party colleague and Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil, on the other hand, is relying on companies to commit themselves. Heil had confirmed this on Friday in the ZDF “Morgenmagazin”. “But if that does not happen, it must also be clear that we will make a mandatory test offer,” objected Heil.
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