No mask requirement if the number of infections is low
If the corona infection numbers do not skyrocket, Saxony wants to overturn the mask requirement for schoolchildren in the second week of November. At present, a mouth and nose mask must be worn in class with a seven-day incidence of more than 35 from grade 5.
Advance warning and overload level
In addition to the incidence values, the new protection ordinance provides for a warning level and an overload level due to the bed occupancy in the Saxon clinics. The warning level now applies if the 7-day incidence of hospitalizations is at least seven and 650 beds in the normal ward or if the 7-day incidence of hospitalizations is at least seven and 180 beds in the intensive care unit are occupied by Covid 19 patients .
The overload level is reached when the 7-day incidence of hospitalizations is at least 12 and 1,300 beds in the normal ward or if the 7-day incidence of hospitalizations is at least 12 and 420 beds in the intensive care unit are occupied by Covid-19 patients . As with the incidence values, the 5 + 2 rule also applies to bed occupancy and the 7-day incidence of hospitalizations.
Piwarz appalled by the anti-vaccination campaign
In an interview with MDR SACHSEN, Piwarz also commented on the mobile vaccination offers that were on-site at schools after the summer holidays. He was glad that this offer took place and that people could be reached through it. “But I was partially stunned by the vehemence with which anti-vaccinees also acted against it,” said the Minister of Education.
In some cases, vaccinators and helpers from the German Red Cross were physically attacked by the people. Vaccinated students were also told that they would soon die. “The limits were clearly exceeded,” said Piwarz. The minister is against compulsory vaccination: Even in certain professional groups, corona vaccination should remain a voluntary decision.