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Press Release | Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Coronavirus: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina presents second ad-hoc-statement on measures relevant to health

the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina has published a second ad-hoc-statement entitled ”Coronavirus Pandemic – Measures Relevant to Health”. The paper focuses on measures, which can contribute to a gradual normalisation of public life. Three measures are particularly important: (1) general use of mouth and nose protection, (2) short-term use of mobile phone data, and (3) increase in testing capacities.

The publication can be found at: www.leopoldina.org/en/coronavirus

This statement complements the first ad-hoc-statement “Coronavirus Pandemic in Germany: Challenges and Options for Intervention” of the interdisciplinary working group dated March 21, 2020, in which the participating scientists described measures to contain the pandemic, protect vulnerable population groups, and to increase the capacity of the public healthcare system and the public supply of critical goods and services. The first ad-hoc-statement is available at: www.leopoldina.org/en/coronavirus-pandemic

Dr. Johannes Fritsch
Head of Office of the Joint Committee for the Handling of Security-Relevant Research
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Email: johannes.fritsch @leopoldina.org

Dr. Stefanie Westermann
Scientific Officer, Department Science - Policy - Society
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Email: stefanie.westermann @leopoldina.org



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