Isolated: Health Minister Klose is in quarantine; here with Prime Minister Bouffier in April in Giessen
In Hesse, the dissatisfaction with the management of the corona crisis in the municipalities is particularly great. The responsibility is delegated downwards, they say. And there you feel left alone.
Es was probably a volunteer refugee helper who recently brought the corona virus to the Kassel initial reception facility. Five people were infected and doctors working at the facility urgently requested their transfer. Instead, an isolation ward was set up and the facility was cordoned off. However, real isolation is impossible in the former police barracks, there are six-bed rooms and outdoor sanitary facilities. As a result, more than a third of the 300 asylum seekers became infected. And the incidence value for the whole of Kassel doubled to 107.
Political correspondent for Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, based in Wiesbaden.
Since then, there has been great anger in the city about the actions of the Hessian state government. In this case, the Hessian Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has dual responsibility: For asylum seekers, of course, but because it has reached the highest “Corona warning level”, it would now also have to “control” the medical situation in the city. At least that is what the state government’s “prevention and escalation concept” says. “The city is actually taking care of the necessary measures,” says Kassel’s mayor Christian Geselle (SPD).