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Caution Corona! The virus in Germany

Schools, day-care centers, pubs and museums are dark. Everyone who can is working from home. In Germany, public life is at a standstill. It's the only way to protect the population. But the forced vacation is already causing financial hardship.

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Many companies have seen orders all but dry up and are now struggling to pay their employees. Workers are left wondering who will look after the children - and how to motivate them to do their schoolwork at home instead of in the classroom. The elderly and people with pre-existing conditions are facing threats direct to life and limb and wondering what will happen if they're infected - especially if the health-care system is overwhelmed.  We're reporting on the week in which the state of emergency became the state of normalcy in Germany. A Report by Axel Rowohlt.