Via warning app NINA: Ministry of Health sends coronavirus all-clear – and then rows back

The warning app NINA sent the message today "This is an all-clear for the warning 'Coronavirus: Information from the Federal Ministry of Health from April 7th, 2022 [.

Via warning app NINA: Ministry of Health sends coronavirus all-clear – and then rows back

The warning app NINA sent the message today "This is an all-clear for the warning 'Coronavirus: Information from the Federal Ministry of Health from April 7th, 2022 [...] The warning has been lifted." The warning about the corona virus last issued in April has therefore been done. However, neither the virus itself nor the infection situation currently give reason to announce such an all-clear. So what happened?

NINA is an app operated by the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK). NINA is an acronym for Emergency Information and Messages App. "The Corona-Warn-App helps us to determine whether we have come into contact with an infected person and whether there is a risk of infection. In this way we can interrupt chains of infection more quickly. The app is an offer from the federal government. Download and use of the app are complete voluntarily. It can be downloaded free of charge from the App Store and Google Play", as the BBK summarizes on its website.

On April 7th, NINA warned the population of the ongoing dangers of Covid-19 and has now lifted this warning. However, there was no justification, explanation or further information. Only with the addition "The corona virus is still a serious danger to your health. Use the offers for the corona vaccination and refresh your vaccination protection if necessary. Even if the nationwide warning is hereby lifted, continue to observe the recommendations for action given " the all-clear was added.

However, anyone who now bets on a content-related or technical error by the app operator may be wrong. As the "t-online.de" portal reports, the Federal Ministry of Health has now commented on the situation to the editors. Accordingly, the Ministry of Health "did not send the message", but the ministry "only sent an update to the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance". The fact that the app displays this as an "all clear" has "technical reasons". From a false all-clear should therefore not go out.

In a statement on its website, the BBK adds: "By clearing the nationwide warning message, the clarity of the NINA warning app has been significantly increased again. [...] The BBK is reacting to a lot of feedback from users of the warning app. " The all-clear was therefore given for reasons of clarity, so there were no substantive changes to the situation worthy of the warning.

In summary, it can be said that Corona is still seen as a problem - also by the Federal Ministry of Health. However, warning or all-clear communication is now an additional problem.

Sources: BBK, NINA, t-online.de

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