Unlike a lot of people who are able to work from home during this crisis, Victoria Houriet is outside on her bike most days, delivering food. In today’s Coronavirus Chronicle - Houriet, 20, from Argentina says she feels her job puts her in danger. This piece originally aired on April 9, 2020.
Anastasia Schöck-Bocheński, 31, and her husband own a bar in Schöneberg, which like other non-essential businesses, is closed. But their private life is in high gear after recently welcoming their first born.
Moritz Wolff is a professional rower who dreams of competing in the Olympics. But in the age of COVID-19 and social distancing, Wolff, along with many other German athletes, can’t keep up their normal training. Never mind that this year’s Olympic Games are postponed. We find out how he’s managing in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.
Being a polyglot tour guide in Berlin is tough enough, but it’s impossible in the time of the pandemic when no one is traveling. Even Jan Katzmarczyk, who is no stranger to danger after working for years in Afghanistan, is finding the new COVID-19 environment challenging.
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. Find out more in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.
When Sophie Reddington found out her physical therapist had tested positive for the coronavirus, the Berlin International School volunteer worried she might have started an outbreak of her own. Find out more in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.
How does pandemic-induced hoarding affect those in need in the community around you? We hear from Sabine Werth from Berliner Tafel, in today’s edition of The Coronavirus Chronicle.