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despite many breakdowns The strongly increased Corona infection numbers after the Christmas holidays employ the school committee on Wednesday in North Rhine-Westphalian Landtag. Minister of Education Yvonne Gebauer (FDP) reports about the current situation in the pandemic.

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First, Gebauer carries the numbers: 2.9 percent of the students could not participate in the lessons last week, which was a slight increase compared to the previous week. The numbers of the students who are in quarantine has risen to 28.209.

Gebauer praises vaccination quotes under young people

Gebauer says also to the vaccination rate in North Rhine-Westphalia: On January 6, 62.6 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds were completely, so twofold, vaccinated. This is the two-high vaccination rate in this age group to Schleswig-Holstein, so Gebauer. 15.3 percent in this age group are boomed, that was 5 nationwide.

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Already on Monday, the Ministry had announced that more students and teachers had been positively tested in the first days after start of school than before the Christmas holidays. Accordingly, until January 12, more than 20,232 students in NRW had been positively tested for the coronavirus. 0.99 percent of all tests were positive, before the holidays were 0.78 percent. Among the teachers, around 1700 confirmed Corona cases were reported in the same period - almost three times as many as before the holidays.

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Yvonne Gebauer draws a balance sheet for the optimized lollitiest method that has been carried out since the end of the Christmas holidays. For the PCR pool tests, the reset sample is now also delivered directly by the students. This should shorten the processes and have to spend less children and teenagers in quarantine. In the first week, however, there had been some longer delays, even in Cologne was the criticism great.

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Gebauer says, on the first day of school on January 10, 38,000 pool tests have existed throughout the country. That's the way never before on a single day. That has "work well in almost all parts of the country," said the Minister of Studies in the School Committee. It admits that there were occasionally to delays in the evaluation or notification of schools and families. "Overall, however, there were more positive feedback" for the new test procedure, accounted for Gebauer.

It has given a technical problem in a laboratory that also has supraregional importance in the evaluation. But the mistake was directly analyzed and parked, says the minister. Which laboratory this had been, she does not say.

Every single case is more than regrettable, the annoyance of teachers and families understandable, so Gebauer. "Disorders can never be excluded in such a complex procedure," says the FDP politician too.

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SPD criticizes Gebauer for rapid tests

The opposition sees the situation at the schools completely different and criticizes the school minister, which show no criticism, so the school policy speaker of the SPD faction Jochen Ott. Especially the antigen tests for the schools he criticized. When purchasing the test over a new provider obviously, it was obviously not for the safety of the students, but about cost savings. In view of the infection situation at the schools "completely unacceptable", so Ott.

background is that the tests of the manufacturer Siemens Hakthcare were replaced by tests of "Anbio (Xiamen) Biotechnology Co., Ltd." and "SafeCare Biotech (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd.". These are far less sensitive in their overall sensitivity, according to Paul-Honest Institute.

Secretary of State Matthias Richter defended the acquisition of the new tests. They are sure they can identify infectious students with them and thus interrupt infection chains. The opposition should not unsettle teachers and families. (with dpa)

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