Berlin - For the future tracking of contacts of those infected with SARS-CoV-2, 496 so-called containment scouts are required to support the public health service due to the population in Germany. The (BMG) finances 105 mobile teams with five people each as part of the “Containment Scouts” project.
By the end of April, 263 of the 375 health authorities nationwide had registered need for personnel, including 72 offices in Bavaria and 42 offices in Lower Saxony, 18 in North Rhine-Westphalia and seven offices in matters. The federal states have already hired 242 people, but there are still 238 people missing for these tasks internal management report for the joint crisis team of the BMG and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, which is available to the Deutsches Ärzteblatt. Hamburg does not take part in the project. The paper shows that the departments for containment scouts have to be set up in almost all other federal states.
Only Bavaria has hired many people with almost 71 of the 80 scouts required so far, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia who hired 78 out of 110 people needed. In Baden-Württemberg there are 49 scouts, 62 still have to be hired.
In Berlin there are 12 (of 20), in Lower Saxony so far 18 (of 51) and in Saxony-Anhalt ten (of 18) . The Saarland has hired four out of six people. Who and how many scouts are assigned from the BMG and RKI program also depends on the "infection rate in the respective federal states", according to the paper. The training for the scouts should take place online.