Hanover (dpa / lni) - The state of Lower Saxony is changing the delegation of officials to Corona use in the health authorities and, above all, is withdrawing the tax officials.

A spokeswoman for the Ministry of the Interior in Hanover confirmed a corresponding report in the Bremer newspaper "Weser-Kurier" on Tuesday.

Help with tracking contacts in the event of infections should be "provided by other departments if possible," from February, she said.

In order to relieve the health authorities of staff, the state government decided last autumn to delegate 1,400 state officials.

According to a list by the Ministry of the Interior, the municipalities have so far only called - converted to full-time positions - 451.1 state officials.

Around 300 female officials from the Ministry of Finance were wholly or partially on the Corona mission.

The cabinet decided to relieve the tax authorities again, said the spokeswoman.

The employees should go back to their actual duties for the taxpayer.


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