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'MBO Council: We are falling through the ice'

The quality of secondary vocational education (MBO) has been severely affected by the corona crisis.

"We are falling through the ice", says chairman Adnan Tekin of the MBO Council today in



Not only colleges and universities have to adhere to the strict corona measures, such as keeping a distance of 1.5 meters, the MBO schools are also obliged to do so.

But in so-called practical subjects, such as cooking, green and animal care or technology, that is often difficult.

"The heart of MBO is practical education. That is why it is so bitter that we can provide 30 percent physical education", says Tekin.

Another problem is the shortage of internships due to the corona crisis, he says in the newspaper.

At the moment there are 20,500 places too few, the Cooperation Organization Vocational Education Business Life has selected.

"MBO actually has a kind of marriage with the business world. We cannot live without each other."

According to the chairman online education is actually not at all suitable for practical training

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8,685 new positive cases in Germany

The number of new coronavirus infections in Germany has increased by 8,685 in the past 24 hours.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases reports this Monday.

The increase is less than the day before when 11,176 new cases were reported.

The figures almost always show a dip on Sunday and Monday.

On Saturday it was still 14,714 new cases.

That was a record.

The total number of infections in Germany now stands at 437,866.

The reported death toll rose by 24 to 10,056.

7 hours ago

Zero new infections in Melbourne, first time since June

The Australian city of Melbourne reported zero positive tests on Monday for the first time since June.

The state of Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, has the most corona infections in all of Australia.

Melbourne has therefore been under a strict lockdown since the beginning of August and last weekend it was decided to delay easing.

This is because new infections appeared in a suburb of Melbourne.

More than 15,000 people in and around the suburbs have been tested and all results are negative.

Melbourne residents hope that this will finally bring a relaxation of the lockdown in sight.

Sunday at 11:54 PM

The most important corona news Sunday, October 25


  • The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reported

    10,211 positive corona tests on



    Not all of these corona patients have also been registered in the past 24 hours.

    Due to a


    in the

    computer systems

    of the GGDs, the figures reported on Saturday were incomplete.

    The missing data has been included in the figures for Sunday.

    On average, 9,440 positive tests per day were reported this weekend.

  • In the past 24 hours,

    191 new corona patients have been

    hospitalized and

    28 in intensive care

    , the LCPS said.

    In total, there are now 2,147 Dutch corona patients in hospitals, 32 more than the day before.

    Of these, 1,657 are outside the intensive care unit, 43 more than the day before.

    There are 490 corona patients on the ICs (of which two in Germany), 11 fewer than the day before. 

  • The police put an end to a

    large illegal party in Hilversum

    on Sunday night


    More than three hundred people attended the illegal dance party.


  • The number of diagnosed infections in


    rose by a record number on Sunday: 52,010.

    On Saturday, 45,422 more positive tests were reported. 

  • In


    contamination figures are also on the rise.

    As a result, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has tightened national coronavirus restrictions.

    Cinemas, theaters, gyms and swimming pools must all close under the new rules, which take effect Monday.

    Furthermore, restaurants and cafes must stop serving at 6 p.m., the prime minister's office said. 

  • New measures have been announced


    various countries

    , because in many places the contamination figures are rising quickly.

    For example, the




    a curfew until next May.


    an overview.

  • The

    Robert Koch-Institut (RKI)

    , the German counterpart of the RIVM, was bombarded with

    incendiary bombs

    in the night from Saturday to Sunday

    , the Berlin police reported.

    An unknown number of people would have thrown bottles with combustible material against the facade of the RKI.

    An employee was able to extinguish the flames.

    There were no injuries and the damage to the building was limited to a broken window, the police said.

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