Germany's return to school collides with stalling progress on Covid

Most of Germany’s states began sending children back to school on Monday following their longest period of lockdown yet, in a move welcomed by the country’s education minister despite signs that progress in the pandemic is slipping. “It is good that many schools in Germany are now starting in-person learning again step by step,” Anja Karliczek told dpa. “Children, particularly the younger ones, need each other,” she said. Karliczek appealed for “all available measures for the prevention of viral infections” to be used in order to ensure that schools can stay open in the coming weeks. The minis…

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