Baden-Württemberg's Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann intends to gradually reopen primary schools and daycare centers in the state from February 1st.

He is striving to carefully reopen daycare centers and elementary schools "if the infection situation allows," said the Green politician after the federal-state meeting on the corona crisis.

The final decision will be made in the coming week.

In Hesse, no changes are planned with regard to daycare centers and schools according to the new Corona resolutions by the federal and state governments.

Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) made this clear immediately after the federal-state switch.

Then the parents should be asked to look after their children at home if at all possible.

Where this is not possible, however, they can be sent to daycare centers and schools.

In Hesse too, however, medical masks will have to be worn in the future on buses and trains as well as in shops.

In addition, the agreements on more home office for employees, especially in the offices, also apply.

Bouffier announced that specific ordinances for his state should be passed by the Corona cabinet in Wiesbaden on Wednesday.

The SPD health politician Karl Lauterbach warned the federal states to implement the latest Corona resolutions.

“The resolutions are correct without any ifs or buts,” Lauterbach told t-online.

"But they only work if they are also controlled and implemented by the federal states."


Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) justified the obligation to wear medical masks in shops and in local transport, which was decided at the Corona summit, with the risk of the mutation of the corona virus.

"If the virus becomes more dangerous, the mask has to get better," said Söder on Tuesday evening in Berlin.

The increased mask requirement is therefore "a good signal" and "absolutely necessary".

Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller sees the mutation of the coronavirus as a new challenge for the fight against the pandemic.

If the new variant is twice as contagious, efforts to contain it would have to be doubled, said the SPD politician.