Germany’s largest anti-terrorism exercise will take place in Berlin next month.
Berlin’s Senate Department for the Interior announced the drills with limited details about the scope and locations involved. According to the German press agency dpa, one location will be the Rotes Rathaus near Alexanderplatz.
The police have been working on a concrete scenario for months – but the participants are not supposed to receive exact details beforehand so that the experience can be as real as possible.
Hundreds of police, emergency responders, transportation workers and others will participate in the emergency drills on Wednesday, March 11.
A similar anti-terror exercise was conducted last year in Steglitz to better prepare authorities for an unexpected, life-threatening event.
For the first time, a German clinic has released a patient who was treated for the coronavirus.
According to the clinic in Munich, the person is “completely healthy” and no longer infectious. A further 15 individuals in Germany are still being treated in clinics.
EU health ministers met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss unified ways to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Europe.
After the surprising departure of Jürgen Klinsmann as coach of Hertha BSC this week, management is cutting all ties.
In a press conference, Hertha investor Lars Windhorst announced Klinsmann will no longer be permitted as a member of the team’s supervisory board. Windhorst says the manner in which Klinsmann quit his role as coach was unacceptable.
In a Facebook video on Wednesday, Klinsmann apologized if his resignation came as a shock for others. He said the team was heading in a positive direction and hinted at a power struggle with Hertha’s manager Michael Preetz.
As for the players, Klinsmann’s assistant coach Alexander Nouri will continue training the Bundesliga team.
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