Giving people of all ages whatever their previous experience the opportunity to improve their digital literacy. That was the idea behind the Digital Education Initiative which Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Federal Education Minister, Anja Karliczek, have now launched. At an online kick-off event Angela Merkel made the point that everyone needed to have a sense of the importance of data.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is highly effective and has proved to be safe in extensive tests, says the latest PEI report. Most importantly, the vaccine provides protection against a severe outcome following a COVID-19 infection, and thus saves lives.
In many places, people are today paying tribute to the victims of the attack in Hanau. “All of us who want to live in peace together here in Germany stand united against the hatred of racists,” stressed Chancellor Angela Merkel. In Hanau a remembrance ceremony will be held in the evening – all the bells in Hanau are to ring.
COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered nationwide. In nursing and care homes, over 700,000 residents have been vaccinated. By the end of next week, 10 million doses of vaccine should have been delivered. Here is an overview of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Parents currently face enormous challenges: nurseries and schools are closed, there are limits to how much parents can look after their children parallel to working from home – and short-time work and job losses threaten to plunge families into financial disaster. The German government has introduced far-reaching measures to support families during the pandemic.
people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in Germany (as at 25 February 2021). 1.910.863 people have already had both vaccinations. The Federal Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard has more details.