Germany was held up as an example of how to do the pandemic. Now it’s struggling.

BERLIN — Susanne Herold, pulmonary infectious-disease specialist at the University Hospital in the central German town of Giessen, is not looking forward to Christmas. While the hospital’s intensive care ward has 50 of its 150 beds available, it only has the staff to service around 100 — meaning the unit is now effectively full.“We are…Continue Reading

Germany may start vaccine program in December

Reuters4h ago / 12:45 AM UTCFRANKFURT, Germany — Germany could start administering shots of Covid-19 vaccines as soon as next month, Health Minister Jens Spahn said.”There is reason to be optimistic that there will be approval for a vaccine in Europe this year,” Spahn said in an interview with publishing group RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland. “And then…Continue Reading

Germany officially rolls out Nutri-Score

Although companies in Germany will be now able to use Nutri-Score it is not mandatory for businesses. The scheme provides a combined scale of colours of letters from a green A to a red E designed to make it easier for consumers to recognise and compare the nutritional quality of products.Klöckner said: “One of the…Continue Reading

France, Germany Announce New Lockdowns to Combat Covid-19 Resurgence

France and Germany announced new lockdowns Wednesday in a sign of how Europe’s strategy for containing the coronavirus has buckled under the pressure of mounting cases and deaths. In a national TV address, French President Emmanuel Macron announced tough restrictions. A national lockdown, which will begin Friday and last at least one month, will require…Continue Reading

Latest News Germany boosts WHO’s strategies to support government-led interventions for vulnerable populations in the North-east 

Maiduguri, 26 June, 2020 – “Sometimes I wonder what our lives would have become without the intervention of the humanitarian organizations,” says Alhaji Umara Monguno, a 48-year-old farmer in Monguno Local Government Area, Borno state. In his five-acre beans farm recently, Alhaji Umara bares his mind on how humanitarian organizations have supported his family and…Continue Reading

Germany Will Pay $662 Million To Holocaust Survivors Struggling Because Of The Pandemic

Topline The German government will pay $662 million to Holocaust survivors worldwide who are struggling because of the pandemic, the persecution they have faced and their age, the organization that negotiates compensation with the government said Wednesday. Holocaust survivors Dmitry and Svetlana Kazavchinski at home in Modiin, Israel on April 21, … [+] Holocaust Remembrance…Continue Reading

Germany sees 6,638 daily virus cases, highest since start of pandemic

New cases of coronavirus infections in Germany have soared to 6,638 in the past 24 hours, official data showed Thursday, reaching a daily level not seen since the start of the pandemic.The alarming jump in numbers came just hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the leaders of Germany’s 16 federal states to agree tougher…Continue Reading

Updated 10:26 am CDT, Monday, July 13, 2020 BERLIN (AP) — German is aiming to make its six-month presidency of the European Union “climate neutral,” by organizing events in such a way as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and offsetting any that can’t be avoided, officials said Monday. The Environment Ministry said the voluntary move builds…Continue Reading