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Rectors demand rapid Covid-19 tests at universities

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Academia seeks to be treated like companies and schools in plan to ease German lockdown

Universities should be part of pan-German plans to end the coronavirus lockdown through the use of rapid testing, according to the president of the German Rectors’ Conference, the HRK.

Peter-André Alt demanded the deployment of rapid Covid-19 tests at universities to enable in-person teaching and campus activities to resume. Alt’s statement was made in reaction to a plan for easing the lockdown, agreed by the federal government and the states, which introduces relaxations of social-distancing rules at schools but left out universities. 

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