Covid Sparks New East-West Divide in Germany—30 Years After Reunification

Covid Sparks New East-West Divide in Germany—30 Years After Reunification

SCHWERIN, Germany—A sharp difference in the number of coronavirus cases between western Germany and the former communist East has emerged as a new divide, three decades after reunification.

The five states that once made up the bulk of East Germany are among the regions of the country least affected by the pandemic. (Berlin, located in the East but politically divided in the Cold War, has fared less well).

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