The Coronavirus Chronicle

The Coronavirus Chronicle #17: 15,000 KILOMETERS FROM HOME

todayApril 9, 2020


We are facing one of the biggest global health threats in decades which has led governments around the world to shut down daily life. But how is the race to contain COVID-19 affecting the people it’s meant to protect here in Berlin?

Unlike a lot of people who are able to work from home during this crisis, Victoria Houriet doesn’t have that luxury. She’s on her bike most days of the week, delivering food. The young woman says she feels her job puts her in serious danger and that her employer, Lieferando, isn’t doing much to help.

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“I am actually a little bit worried and scared, because if I get sick now, imagine I am from Argentina, my family is 15,000 kilometers away.”

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Written by: monika.mueller.kroll

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