German Chancellor Merkel has called the coronavirus pandemic the biggest challenge to her nation since World War II and is receiving praise around the world for her government’s handling of the crisis. But is that praise deserved?
The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly changing our lives. This week, Studio Berlin host Sylvia Cunningham looks at where we are in this health crisis and what measures are being taken to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. She’s joined by Dr. Margaret Harris from the World Health Organization (WHO), journalist and fellow Studio Berlin host Erik Kirschbaum, and Klaus Warmedinger, a German business economist who’s been living in China for the past two years.
Germany is one of several EU member states that has agreed to be part of a so-called “Coalition of the Willing” to take in refugee children stuck at the border between Greece and Turkey. In other news, Germany’s governing coalition wants to keep companies afloat that suffer financially because of the coronavirus outbreak.