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An Ikea store in Germany let 800 people pray in its parking lot to celebrate Eid while social distancing

Hundreds of people came together in an Ikea parking lot in Germany to celebrate the end of Ramadan in a socially-distanced fashion.
An actor walks across a parking lot on stilts during a car disco in Schüttorf on April 30, 2020.

Drive-through beerfests and glass ‘greenhouses’ over tables at restaurants: Photos show the measures Germany is taking to start reopening

Germany went into lockdown on March 22, banning public gatherings of more than two people and closing schools and non-essential businesses.
A demonstrator shows the slogan "don't give Gates a chance" during a protest against the government's restrictions following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, May 23, 2020.

Germany is at the forefront of a global movement of anti-vaxxers obsessed with Bill Gates and it could mean the coronavirus is never defeated

Anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and extremists with different political views have united to voice their anger at Germany's coronavirus measures.

France and Germany’s $550 billion coronavirus rescue proposal is a 21st century Marshall Plan, but it could be dead before it even gets started

Germany and France proposed a $547 billion EU relief fund on Monday which proposes giving grants instead of loans.
Residents line up for coronavirus tests after six new cases were discovered in Wuhan, China, May 15, 2020.

At least 6 countries reimposed lockdown measures as new coronavirus cases flared up again. Here’s what they looked like.

China, Germany, Iran, South Korea, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia all reimposed partial new measures after discovering a spike in infections.
People in Munich, southern Germany, on May 12, 2020, as some shops re-opened. Some are wearing masks.

Germany is reopening with one of the lowest death rates in the world. Here’s how it barely missed a trick as it fought the coronavirus.

The Bundestag passed a new law on Thursday mandating more tests and virus mapping, which it hopes will rid Germany's outbreak for good.
Softbank Pepper.

Softbank’s famous robot Pepper is helping helping enforce social distancing and greeting COVID-19 patients around the world

Japan is using the famous humanoid Pepper robot to fight its relatively small coronavirus outbreak.
Germany's GDP was down by 2.2% on the 4th quarter of 2019.

Germany slips into recession as coronavirus hits — its sharpest decline since the global financial crisis

Any economic performance achieved in the first quarter was largely in part due to 45 million people still employed in the region.
Café Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, celebrated the loosening of Germany's lockdown restrictions by handing out pool noodle hats.

A café in Germany celebrated its reopening by giving patrons hats with pool noodles to keep them apart

Café Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, celebrated its reopening by handing out social distance-enforcing pool noodle hats.
Health workers in protective gear at a housing compound in Hong Kong in February 2020.

Hong Kong is testing hundreds of families after finding 2 new cases after 23 days of no local infections. It’s a strategy many countries are usi...

Hong Kong is testing more than 800 households after finding two new local cases. It shows the role testing has in stopping new outbreaks.