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Coronavirus: Germany unveils ‘airing’ plan for schools

DW |

Planning and fresh air were obsessions in Germany long before the pandemic. Officials married these two cultural aspects with a lengthy plan, telling teachers how often to air their classrooms.

The German Environment Agency (UBA) on Thursday unveiled a four-page instruction manual for ventilation in schools, stating exactly when, why and how to air out classrooms “protect oneself from infectious particles.” “Our core recommendation is to air classrooms regularly every 20 minutes for about five minutes with windows wide open”, reported public broadcaster ARD, citing UBA President Dirk Messner.