Krieger loves himself on social media

Krieger loves himself on social media

DW's Olaf Krieger learns a lesson: If you think you are great and are totally self-absorbed, that really turns others off.
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For months, Germans have had to cope with the dictates of the coronavirus pandemic: stay at home, keep a distance! Now that the restrictions are being relaxed, people are relieved - but also concerned. DW gauged the mood in Berlin.
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Russia eases restrictions as infections appear to slow

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a drop in new coronavirus cases is setting the stage for relaxing restrictions further. What do Russians think? Will they follow the new rules? Masks and gloves are now mandatory in many places.
Colombian markets pose risk despite COVID-19 precautions

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Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Frohlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules -- potentially rendering t...
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In the US, the coronavirus pandemic has presented a challenge to the homeless, who number more than half a million people. They lack health care and even basic hygiene tools, like access to water. DW's Oliver Sallet reports from Washington, D.C.
Pushing back against coronavirus scapegoating in Germany

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Across the globe, a growing number of people report having been abused or even attacked because the color of their skin or their ethnicity was being linked to foreign coronavirus hotspots. In Germany too, people are not immune to the scapegoating ...
Years of underfunding catch up with UK healthcare system

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The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare shortcomings in healthcare systems the world over. In the UK, years of underfunding have contributed to a severe shortage of personal protective equipment that has left frontline workers buckling under the st...
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Amid Colombia's coronavirus lockdown, a whole series of precautions are being taken to keep markets running. But as DW's Nicole Frohlich reports, some customers and vendors are failing to stick to social distancing rules -- potentially rendering t...
Kenyan corona hairstyle spreads message about pandemic

Kenyan corona hairstyle spreads message about pandemic

A Kenyan hairstylist wants to spread awareness about the pandemic with her corona hairstyles. It's also a success because it doesn't cost much, proving that you don't have to spend a lot to get an important message across.
Health disparities in USA affect COVID-19 spread

Health disparities in USA affect COVID-19 spread

Social inequality has had an impact on Americans in the coronavirus crisis. German epidemiologist Dirk Brockmann talks about health disparities in the USA.
Defining fake news in Hungary during coronavirus crisis

Defining fake news in Hungary during coronavirus crisis

Civil rights activists in Hungary fear more censorship under the guise of corona pandemic measures. A new law against the spread of fake news does not clearly define false information.
Berlin's clubs in lockdown

Berlin's clubs in lockdown

Thronged dance floors and crowded bars belong to the past. Nightclubs were among the first cultural institutions in Berlin that had to shut down in the pandemic. And they may be the last to reopen. The city's club scene is struggling to survive.
Demographic differences: Who catches the coronavirus?

Demographic differences: Who catches the coronavirus?

Statistics from the US indicate that African Americans have a higher risk of getting COVID-19. Why is that? Epidemiologist Dirk Brockmann explains some of the demographic factors that have emerged in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Could nicotine protect us against coronavirus?

Studies in France suggest that smokers are underrepresented among COVID-19 patients. A puzzling result, as smoking is thought to raise the risk of infection with the coronavirus. Now some researchers are wondering whether nicotine could block the ...
Bundesliga soccer played by coronavirus rules

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Soccer fans in Germany breathed a sigh of relief when the Bundesliga kicked off for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began. But things are not back to normal. The stadiums are empty, and fans have to find new ways of watching the matc...
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Forest-rich Galicia has a tradition of coffin building. The growing competition of cheap imports from China was making life difficult for the coffin manufacturers. Since the coronavirus crisis there has been a flood of orders.
The lockdown holds opportunities, too

The lockdown holds opportunities, too

While many people do not know how to make a living during the pandemic, there are some who are now having a chance being well-paid for their ideas. Everything that can be provided digitally is in high demand - also in South Africa.
Artists in Togo take up fight against COVID-19

Artists in Togo take up fight against COVID-19

Artists in Togo have come up with their own response to the coronavirus pandemic and the misinformation surrounding it: They're using songs to give people the facts and inform them about how they can protect themselves and others.
Animals are returning amid India's lockdown

Animals are returning amid India's lockdown

When factories come to a standstill and people have to stay at home, the economic impact can be huge. But it does benefit the environment. In India, the Ganges River is becoming noticeably cleaner. And animals are returning to the riverbank.
How threatening is the virus to Africa?

How threatening is the virus to Africa?

The African continent has not yet been severely affected by the Corona pandemic. But this may change, for example when Europeans and Americans start travelling again. Epidemiologist Dirk Brockmann assesses the current situation.
Spain: No tourists, no income

Spain: No tourists, no income

Spain has again extended its state of emergency in the coronavirus crisis. Although some restrictions are being lifted for Spaniards, the country is unlikely to host visitors this season. For two million workers in the tourism sector it's a disaster.
Germany: Back to the hairdresser -- back to normality?

Germany: Back to the hairdresser -- back to normality?

Who would have thought that getting a haircut could be so meaningful? In Germany, hairdressers are reopening for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. It's about more than beauty -- it's a sign of a return to normal life.
Anti-Asian racism on the rise in Germany since COVID-19

Anti-Asian racism on the rise in Germany since COVID-19

The coronavirus is bringing people together - but not everyone. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, many Asians or those of Asian origin have been facing hostility in Germany.
What is China's role in the global coronavirus outbreak?

What is China's role in the global coronavirus outbreak?

Where does the virus come from? How could it spread so fast? Has China made serious mistakes? Governments and media outlets around are trying to find out how this pandemic developed. China is facing many questions and criticism. China faces many q...
Loosening or Lockdown?

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Germany has started to relax its lockdown. Does this mean a rapid return to normal life is on the cards? Experts say restrictions should be eased step by step, and that too much relaxation at once would be dangerous. Interview with Dirk Brockmann.