Baden-Württemberg: Also after the summer holiday, no mask duty in the classroom

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Also after the summer holidays in baden-württemberg schools no mask duty in the classroom. "I think that for pedagogical reasons, little of a mask mandatory in Unterricht", Minister of culture, Susanne Eisenmann, the German press Agency said. Just in the classroom, it is important to be able to communicate clearly. "Imagine, for instance, the teaching of French with a mask, which is already schwierig", Eisenmann said.

So far, only NRW mask duty in the classroom has announced

There is, however, after the summer holidays from grade five, and secondary schools, a mask of duty on movement areas, such as the school hallways, the auditorium and the toilets. In primary schools masks were not mandatory, even after the holidays, said Eisenmann North Rhine-Westphalia has announced so far the only state, a mask is mandatory in the classroom. Baden-Württemberg takes this year as the last state, after the summer holidays, the regular operation of the school.

Scientists, like the Charité-virologist Christian Drosten, and the President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, contradict, however, the reading iron man and many other Ministers of education. In a statement, the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina in Halle, you suggest that in Germany’s schools from the fifth grade on in class mask is worn, if there is not enough distance is possible. The education and science trade Union (GEW) called Eisenmann, the recommendations of the science to implement.

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