Corona virus in Germany Man with a face mask (Imago Images / photothek / X. Heinl)

EU expects corona numbers to rise rapidly

EU health ministers want to respond appropriately to the epidemic. Protective masks are only needed by doctors and nurses. Do not “over-dramatize”, says Health Minister Jens Spahn. From Brussels Bernd Riegert. What does Codogno in Lombardy and Gangelt in North Rhine-Westphalia have in common? Both villages are epicenters of regional outbreaks of corona infections. One Read more…

University Hospital Essen Coronavirus in Germany (picture-alliance / dpa / B. Thissen)

COVID-19 in Germany: Everything under control?

The spread of the coronavirus is putting pressure on the complex German healthcare system. Those affected feel it on both sides of the hotlines and practice doors. A look inside the crisis management apparatus. Michael Kegler did not expect so much attention. Last Sunday, the 53-year-old translator from the Frankfurt area posted a Read more…

China Shanghai | People with face masks cross street (Reuters / A. Song)

Corona is coming back to China

The number of new infections in China is gradually declining. But now the Asian country is reporting an increase in corona cases that have been brought in from abroad. Iran is hoarding medical devices, Italy is pulling retired doctors out of retirement, and South Korea wants to spend billions in aid Read more…