Self-tests for schoolchildren: "legally sensitive and psychologically catastrophic"
So now Hesse too. After the Easter break, starting next Monday, teachers and students have to be tested twice a week. Education Minister Alexander Lorz emphasized that this is currently essential for safe school operations. This means that the mandatory test will apply in 11 federal states from next Monday. In addition to Saxony, it already applies in Bavaria, Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. Berlin, Baden-Württemberg, Hesse and Brandenburg will follow from next Monday.
"The self-tests are legally sensitive, psychologically catastrophic, lead to masses of false negative or false positive results with corresponding quarantine orders and continue the pandemic by increasing the incidence", complains the Munich pediatrician Martin Hirte.