Around 100,000 crew members on German ships are stuck on board due to the coronavirus lockdowns. So far, there are no special exceptions for them. For many, it’s becoming a difficult challenge.
The UN's labor agency has called on countries to allow for seafarers trapped on ships to return to shore. The agency says hundreds of thousands of sailors are stuck on vessels due to lockdown measures.
The world's second worst-hit country has more than 1 million COVID-19 cases, and nearly 50,000 deaths. Germany's CureVac is hoping to have initial results from vaccine trials in two months. Follow DW for the latest.
Germany will reopen schools in early May and allow some of the currently closed retailers to open as well, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Social distancing measures will stay in place. Follow DW for the latest.
Switzerland is hoping to start lifting coronavirus restrictions before the end of the month as the government fears a sharp recession. Romania put another hospital under military control. Follow DW for the latest.
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