# Germany

A woman walks past a department store of German retail chain Galeria of the Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof group on April 2, 2020 in Berlin, closed as most shops in a measure to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. - As media reported on April 2, 2020, the Galeria Karstadt Kaufhof group filed for insolvency. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)
A woman walks past a department store of […]

‘What will I live on?’: Crisis-hit Europeans seek state aid

How have European nations sought to help the thousands of self-employed who have found themselves without work due to the coronavirus pandemic?
Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvatore Sacco of the Carabinieri police provide phone support to COVID-19 patients from the office of ATS Bergamo in Zogno near Bergamo, northern Italy on March 27, 2020. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP 
Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvator […]

‘Corona criminals’ prey on Europe’s virus fears

From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines, criminals are finding ways to profit from the coronavirus crisis, police warn
Doctor Michael Grosse takes a sample from a driver through a car window at a drive-through testing point for the coronavirus in Halle, eastern Germany, on March 27, 2020. Photo: Ronny Hartmann / AFP
Doctor Michael Grosse takes a sample fro […]

Germany bets on S. Korean model in virus fightback

In the race against the coronavirus, Germany is betting on widespread testing and quarantining to break the infection chain, a strategy borrowed from South Korea
Commuters talk after being rejected by the Hungarian police at the Nickelsdorf-Hegyeshalom border crossing on the Austrian-Hungarian border on March 18, 2020. Photo: Alex Halada / AFP
Commuters talk after being rejected by t […]

Virus frontier closures hamper cross-border workers

Workers who rely on shuttling across frontiers in Central Europe face a difficult dilemma now that the coronavirus pandemic has seen several countries shut their borders
Polish officials are behind the barriers at the border crossing. Poland has closed its borders to all foreigners since Sunday morning because of the Corona crisis. Photo: Jens Buettner/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++
Polish officials are behind the barriers […]

European cities in standstill as virus measures squeeze public life

Different measures are being taken by all European countries amid the spread of the coronavirus across the whole continent.
Ein Junge sitzt in Decken eingewickelt am Strand des Dorfes Skala Sikamias, nachdem er mit einem Beiboot die Ägäis von der Türkei aus überquert hat. Bis zu 1500 Kinder aus den Flüchtlingslagern auf den griechischen Ägäis-Inseln sollen in den kommenden Wochen in anderen europäischen Staaten aufgenommen werden.
Ein Junge sitzt in Decken eingewickelt a […]

EU to rehouse up to 1,500 refugee children living in Greek camps

Around 116,000 refugees and migrants are currently living in Greece. Among them are an estimated 5,500 unaccompanied minors.
An Italian soldier wearing a protective mask checks transit to and from a restricted area at a check-point near the small town of Castiglione d'Adda, southeast of Milan, on February 27, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
An Italian soldier wearing a protective […]

Coronavirus: Europe readies plans for worst-case scenario

From calling in the army to requisitioning hospital beds, European nations are drawing up emergency plans should the coronavirus outbreak reach pandemic proportions