Covid-19 numbers in Europe: Protests in Berlin, Bordeaux and Lisbon

This Sunday, around 1,000 corona skeptics took part in a so-called “silent march against discrimination and for human rights” in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district. Most wore masks and tried to keep their distance.

They were accompanied by almost as many counter-demonstrators who had gathered along the route.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, the number of new infections in Germany has decreased on Sunday morning.

More and more old people’s homes in Germany are affected

At the same time, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports that more and more retirement and nursing homes are affected by Covid-19. There are currently corona cases in well over 1,000 of the roughly 12,000 retirement and nursing homes in Germany. That was the result of a survey by Süddeutscher Zeitung, WDR and NDR among the health ministries of the federal states. According to this, every tenth home is currently affected in Brandenburg, every sixth in North Rhine-Westphalia and every fifth in Rhineland-Palatinate. In Hesse, 200 of a good 800 care facilities have reported corona infections, i.e. every fourth home.

Slightly falling numbers in Italy

In Italy, a little more than 28,000 new infections are reported within the past 24 hours this Sunday evening. That is significantly less than in the past few days. The number of deaths related to Covid-19 is also lower than the previous days at 257.

Suffering of the cultural scene in Lisbon

In Lisbon, cultural workers gathered to draw attention to their catastrophic situation. The representatives of the cultural scene assume that 130,000 people in creative professions currently earn next to nothing. There was talk of suffering and hunger.

Sandra Farinha represents an initiative of employees in event management. She says, “The loans that the government has announced are not really helping. If the tragedy affects fisheries, agriculture, banks or TAP, the government will save them. But the government must save culture too.”

Catholics demonstrate in France

In France – like here in Bordeaux – Catholics have continued their protests for the holding of masses in churches. Due to the lockdown, no services are currently allowed.

A young woman in Bordeaux said: “We’ll keep going until we get what we want. It’s not just about a Sunday. This movement represents all Catholics in Bordeaux and France. From the bottom of our hearts we want Mass again celebrate in church and receive the Eucharist. “

On Tuesday evening, President Emmanuel Macron wants to comment on easing the lockdown. The number of new infections every day has fallen to 13,000.


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