Mon, 6 Apr 2020 13:48:51 +0200
Germany Is Failing in its Efforts To Obtain Protective Gear
The German government failed to obtain enough protective masks for the country. That's one of the reasons Germany has so far refused to require its citizen's to wear them in public. But those facial coverings could be critical in lifting restrictions...

Wed, 1 Apr 2020 12:19:01 +0200
Corona Challenge: Germany Reaching the Upper Limit of Testing Capacity
Every day, tens of thousands people in Germany seek to get tested for the novel coronavirus. Often, though, they run up against a lack of testing capacity. And it is likely to only get worse. By DER SPIEGEL Staff

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:50:35 +0200
The Price of Life: Novel Coronavirus Is Forcing a Taboo Debate
Some in Germany have the impression that the country can survive a long-term lockdown without suffering any grave consequences. That thinking is dangerous.

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:13:56 +0100
What Next?: Attention Slowly Turns to the Mother of All Coronavirus Questions
The fight against the coronavirus has paralyzed society and the economy. Lockdown measures are fine for the short term, but they threaten to rapidly destroy the economy and erode our existing social order. What should the next steps be?

Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:30:58 +0100
German Ventilator Manufacturer: "Absolutely Mission Impossible"
Drägerwerk is a world leader in the production of ventilators. In an interview, company head Stefan Dräger, 57, discusses the challenges of keeping up with current demand as the corona crisis accelerates.

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 10:33:00 +0100
The Corona Crisis In Retirement Homes: A Threat for Seniors and Caregivers Alike
The gravest threat posed by the coronavirus is that high-risk groups like the elderly and other high-risk groups will get infected by it. The pressure on staffs at nursing homes is growing. Some patient advocates are calling for emergency contingency...

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:17:53 +0100
Germany: Angela Merkel Governs From Home After Negative Test
The German chancellor is staying home after being exposed to a doctor who tested positive for the coronavirus. A first test came back negative, but Merkel will keep governing remotely for the time being. What does Germany's line of succession look li...

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:07:30 +0100
Corona: German Cabinet Agrees to 750 Billion Euros in Emergency Aid Measures
The German cabinet on Monday agreed to an unprecedented aid package to prop up the country's economy as the coronavirus pandemic takes hold. Parliament is set to approve the package later this week.

Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:48:36 +0100
Coronavirus: Germany Imposes Tougher Restrictions on Public Life
Germany's federal and state governments have agreed to further tighten restrictions on public life. Here's an overview of what's now allowed and what's not.

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 22:30:39 +0100
Germany: The Big Wave of Corona Cases Will Hit Hospitals in 10 to 14 Days
The German health-care system is considered one of the best in the world. But the coronavirus is mercilessly exposing its weaknesses, with some hospitals already facing difficulties. Can Germany prevent the kind of collapse seen in Italy?

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 15:36:13 +0100
Corona: "Saturday Is a Crucial Day" - Interview with Chancellor Merkel's Chief of Staff
Helge Braun, 47, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the rapidly rising number of coronavirus infections and about whether more stringent measures will have to be implemented.

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 10:19:25 +0100
Corona: Germany Weighing Strict Curfews If Rules Violated over Weekend
The head of Angela Merkel’s Chancellery has warned that people’s behavior this weekend will be pivotal in determining whether strict shelter-in-place curfews are imposed in Germany to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:27:45 +0100
Germany: Supermarkets and Hospitals Hire More Security Guards
Amid the current public health crisis, hospitals and grocery stores have a growing demand for more security personnel. The guards will help to limit access to buildings -- and stop possible fights over goods.

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:52:32 +0100
Coronavirus Could Infect Up to 10 Million in Germany
As many as 10 million people in Germany could become infected with the new coronavirus in the next few months if stringent preventative measures aren't observed by everyone, the head of Germany's center for disease control warned on Wednesday.

Wed, 18 Mar 2020 11:08:15 +0100
Hospitals in Germany Ready Themselves for the Worst
To free up capacity for coronavirus patients, the German government has urged hospitals to postpone nonessential operations and procedures. Many haven't done so yet, but say they are preparing ventilation stations for the inevitable arrival of the si...

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 16:14:39 +0100
Lufthansa: Transports Planned for Goods and Stranded Germans
With supply chains suffering from reduced freight capacity due to flight cancellations, Lufthansa is planning to step into the void. Airlifts are also planned to pick up Germans stranded abroad.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:50:59 +0100
Germany Increases Coronavirus Threat to “High”
The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany is rising rapidly. The country’s center for disease control has now increased its risk rating for the spread of the coronavirus from "moderate" to "high" and even "very high" in some areas.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:57:45 +0100
Germany: States Move To Close Educational and Daycare Facilities
First Saarland and Bavaria, followed by Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia: Almost all schools and daycare centers are being closed in Germany to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Here’s an overview of the current status in each state.

Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:32:21 +0100
Conspiracy Theories in the Age of COVID-19
As if Donald Trump's disastrous crisis management weren't enough, Republicans are now trying to get conspiracy theorists elected to Congress. Denying reality when there's a pandemic at hand? Not a great idea.

Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:20:48 +0100
Germany Moves To Shut Down Most of Public Life
The German government and the federal states have agreed to severe restrictions on public life in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.