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Angela Merkel tempted to ease restrictions

Schools and colleges across the country could reopen “as soon as possible,” experts say.

Through David Philippot

A geography teacher lectures by teleconference in March at a school in Hanau.
A geography teacher lectures by teleconference in March at a school in Hanau. Kai Pfaffenbach / REUTERS

Berlin

On March 16, schools were the first to close, when Germany went into containment. A month later, they could be the first to pave the way for gradual deconfinement, if the Merkel government follows the recommendations of the Leopoldina Academy of Sciences. The Chancellor regularly stresses that the conclusions of this college of 26 experts, the oldest learned society in the world still in activity, are “Very importantIn his decision-making.

Connected by teleconference throughout the Easter weekend, the most recognized specialists in the country agreed on a precise and condensed road map in 19 pages. With priority schools and colleges, to reopen “as quickly as possible” In order to “not to further aggravate the obvious inequalities between the pupilsJustify the wise men. Nurseries, in which children are not old enough to correctly apply barrier gestures, or universities,

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