The first of three new studies from Germany’s center for disease prevention will test 5,000 routine blood donations every 14 days. One goal is to find out more about potential immunity to COVID-19 and how many people have been infected by the coronavirus.
A spokesman for Berlin’s police union said failure to comply with social distancing rules and closures over Easter weekend could result in a fine. He also encouraged Berliners to contact the police if groups of people are observed violating the restrictions.
Pastor Erko Sturm is in the middle of Easter preparations. For him, like all Christians, this year’s celebration will be very different. But he has come up with a novel way to connect with his community.
Unlike a lot of people who are able to work from home during this crisis, Victoria Houriet is outside on her bike most days, delivering food. In today’s Coronavirus Chronicle – Houriet, 20, from Argentina says she feels her job puts her in danger. This piece originally aired on April 9, 2020.
Berlin officials had accused the U.S. of confiscating 200,000 face masks last week, which American officials vehemently denied. The original claim from Berlin officials is now in question, and Berlin Mayor Michael Müller apologized for the “sharpness” of his remarks.
This April is a holy month for Christians, Jews and Muslims that would normally be one in which families and friends gather and people get together to pray. But how can the faithful observe their respective holidays given the COVID-19 pandemic? Also, what toll are the bans, closures and increasing isolation taking mentally on all of us?
Berlin health senator Dilek Kalayci says fewer people are visiting emergency rooms since the COVID-19 pandemic began, expressing concern that individuals who belong in the ER are avoiding them because they don’t want to catch the coronavirus.