Cities in Germany close all schools: critical border exceeded

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Along with Berlin, Bremen and Esslingen, Delmenhorst (Lower Saxony) exceeded 50 new cases per 100,000 people per week. The city authorities decided to close all schools on Friday. Schoolchildren who live in the city but attend school outside of it can also stay at home on Friday. reported by city officials.

Autumn holidays in Lower Saxony begin on Monday. So students can enjoy their free time a day longer. The city reached the critical limit of disease on Thursday. This is the reason for the decision to close schools on Friday.

The schoolchildren in Siegburg (near Bonn) will start a day earlier. The reason is a sharp jump in coronavirus infections. On Friday, all schools in the city will remain closed, the administration said on its website. Restrictions will also affect kindergartens. Municipal authorities recommend that citizens wear masks on the street wherever they cannot keep their distance.

In Siegburg, 69 infections per 100,000 inhabitants have been identified over the past seven days. The critical threshold beyond which the authorities impose harsh measures is 50. The district believes that the jump was due to an outbreak in one Christian community, as a result of which 350 members of the community are in quarantine.

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