Berlin

Berlin pupils start school with hand-cleansing

Berlin pupils start school with hand-cleansing

Children have begun the new school year in Berlin with hand hygiene and wearing masks.

But the coronavirus rules vary from school to school across Germany, as education is a matter for each federal state.

At Graues Kloster, a private school in Berlin, masks are worn in the classroom, as well as in corridors and other communal areas.

Masks and social distancing are being hotly debated in Germany, even as classes resume.