News Digest 22nd May

The Union continues to dominate in corona times Polls this week showed the CDU/CSU Union maintaining its strong lead over the other parties, albeit with a small fall in support: an ARD poll showed a slight drop for the Union from last week - to 38% - while the Greens stayed on 18% and the … Continue reading News Digest 22nd May

News Digest 17th April

An unusual Easter passed without church services, family visits and trips to the Ostsee; but the end of the restrictions were in sight. The number of new corona virus infections fell steadily this week; the doubling rate had slowed down to  29 and the re-infection rate was under 1.   By Monday there were 127,000 infections … Continue reading News Digest 17th April

News Digest 3rd April

Corona crisis The number of infections rose from 47,500 last Friday to around 85,000 this Friday. The government scientific institute, the Robert Koch Insititute, predicted that the number of deaths (currently at around 1,100) would continue to rise. Many states introduced harsh fines for people disobeying the social distancing restrictions this week. The fines are … Continue reading News Digest 3rd April

News Digest 27th March

Corona virus: 'the calm before the storm' The week started with over 26,000 corona infections recorded on Monday morning. By Friday morning, the number had hit 47,278, with 281 deaths. This rise in infections partly reflects the huge amount of testing being carried out in Germany. Angela Merkel said that the number of people infected … Continue reading News Digest 27th March