Coronavirus has also impacted the car industry, with demand and sales slumping. German-Italian automotive supplier Zender switched production and is now making protective masks.
A recent survey finds most Germans agree with mandatory COVID-19 tests for travelers coming into the country from high-risk areas. They also want stricter penalties for those who do not wear masks where required.
US President Donald Trump has said the coronavirus outbreak will "get worse before it gets better." In a change of tune, Trump also encouraged Americans to wear face masks.
Brazil confirmed a record rise in new daily coronavirus cases and deaths as the government lifted a ban on foreign travelers. Meanwhile, the US death toll has exceeded 150,000. Follow DW for the latest.
Germany's health minister has announced plans to make tests mandatory for people returning from at-risk areas. The initial plan was to provide the tests free, but on a voluntary basis. Follow DW for the latest.
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