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  • Japan classroom in Tokyo (Reuters / T. Hanai)

    Japan closes all schools due to corona virus

    After weeks of partially clumsy crisis management, the Japanese government suddenly closes all schools to bring COVID-19 under control. The fear is that the Olympic Games could be canceled. On Thursday evening, the Japanese rubbed their eyes in amazement: from Monday, 13 million students will stay at home for a month. Primary, middle and high schools will […] More

  • Corona virus on all continents

    Corona virus on all continents

    The global spread of the coronavirus is advancing. But in most countries, there are only a few infected people. Asia continues to be the hardest hit. The number of corona cases is also increasing in Germany. No continent without a coronavirus – the novel pathogen has spread everywhere. Australia and the USA are now also reporting the first death. According […] More

  • Coronavirus: is SARS-CoV-2 contagious for significantly longer?

    Coronavirus: is SARS-CoV-2 contagious for significantly longer?

    Health authorities are concerned about unclear infection routes and indications that the incubation period is twice as long. Longer contagion times would have drastic consequences for prevention. The incubation period for the new virus, i.e. the time between infection and the onset of symptoms, is normally 2 to 14 days. The World Health Organization (WHO),  the German Robert Koch Institute […] More