Massive outbreak of corona in children’s holiday camp – World Socialist Website

Last week, a holiday camp for children run by youth association “Router Baum” near Dresden was canceled after Musharraf and several children with coronavirus were hospitalized. This case is emblematic of the infection policy of the federal and state governments and the “living with the virus” that it spreads.

The holiday camp in Karl-May-Dorf near Dresden, which was attended by about 50 children from Berlin – mostly from poor social backgrounds – was originally supposed to last ten days. However, on Monday, July 11, a caregiver was hospitalized with symptoms of corona.

The next day, July 12, a child with symptoms of corona was taken to the hospital and three other children tested positive for corona. She informed the Health Department of the Corona outbreak that day and visited the camp on the same day. However, I decided to allow the camp to continue, asking only for some basic hygiene rules, such as regular testing and mask requirements for camp caregivers.

Even when another child was hospitalized the next day, July 13, the Ministry of Health decided after a second visit to allow the camp to continue. Also this time, only a few additional health requirements were imposed, “their implementation should be checked immediately”.

It wasn’t until the night of July 13-14 that a doctor, on behalf of the Department of Health, contacted the camp leader by phone to cancel the camp. According to media reports, he had not received a written order until noon on Friday.

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