Bavaria's students have been testing themselves for the corona virus since mid-April.
Minister of Education Michael Piazolo now drew an interim balance.
Munich - Since April 12, after the Easter break, Bavaria's students have been testing themselves for the corona virus. * The Ministry of Education is now drawing an interim balance.
Education Minister Michael Piazolo (Free Voters) is satisfied with the self-tests carried out at the schools. *
Corona rules at Bavaria's schools: compulsory testing - Ministry of Education draws interim balance
“Our students do it really well, they deal with the situation really well. I am glad that the testing has meanwhile worked well. Schoolchildren and their teachers make an important contribution to ensuring that their school is a safe place, ”he is quoted in a press release from the Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs.
A one-off, key date query by the State Ministry at the schools showed that around 97 percent of the students in all of Bavaria take part in the tests in the school, around three percent bring the result of a test that is carried out outside the school by medically trained staff was carried out.
As of the reporting date, around 160 pupils tested positive in around 288,000 currently valid self-tests in the school.
In such cases a subsequent PCR test is necessary.
Corona test obligation at Bavaria's schools: Piazolo thanks teachers
Piazolo emphasized: “If 97% of the test evidence is provided in the classroom, it shows that the self-test concept is accepted by the vast majority of students and parents. By testing, we were able to avoid many infections inside and outside of school. This is an essential contribution to containing the pandemic. The tests open up the prospect that we will soon be able to bring more classes back to face-to-face teaching. "
Bavaria's minister of education also used the interim balance sheet to thank the teachers: “Here, too, our teachers do extraordinary things and deserve the greatest recognition for their work.
I know from many examples how pragmatic and at the same time cleverly thought out the test concept is carried out in the classes.
Our teachers deal with difficult situations professionally and sensitively with pedagogical sensitivity.
I would like to thank you very much for that. "
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Corona test compulsory at Bavaria's schools: Piazolo speaks of a "great opportunity"
Since April 12th the following applies in the Free State: Schoolchildren must test themselves twice a week.
Only then can you participate in face-to-face classes
or take part in the face-to-face days of the alternating lessons.
You can find answers to the most important questions about compulsory testing in our overview.
Michael Piazolo concluded: “Self-tests are a great opportunity for schools in Corona * times - possibly the greatest that we will receive in addition to vaccinations for the foreseeable future.
We want to use this opportunity to give our students a piece of everyday life back after a pandemic for over a year. ”
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