The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #6: LUCK OF THE IRISH

todayMarch 25, 2020

As the biggest global health crisis in years threatens people around the world, turn to The Coronavirus Chronicle to find out how people in Berlin are coping.

Like most artists in Berlin, DJ Brendan Gregoriy, 38, is watching his income shrink as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down the economy. Even so, he considers himself one of the lucky ones and wrote about it on Facebook. Instead of lamenting his lost gigs, the Irish Berliner writes about others who are also dependent on a gig economy that has all but collapsed.


“I can’t say it’s … the easiest thing being in close captivity even with your loved ones for this long…But we’ll get through it. It’ll be fine,” says Gregoriy

Listen to why he feels lucky below:

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    The Coronavirus Chronicle #6: LUCK OF THE IRISH Dina Elsayed


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Written by: Dina Elsayed

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