Germany puts on crowded concerts to study risks of Covid-19
Germany puts on crowded concerts to study risks of Covid-19
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Scientists from the Halle University in Germany have held three pop concerts in a single day to investigate the risks posed by mass indoor events during the pandemic. About 1,500 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 50 took part in the experiment "to investigate the conditions under which such events can be carried out despite the pandemic".

The head of the study, Dr Stefan Moritz, which was carried out in Leipzig, stated he was "very satisfied" with how the event unfolded.

Germany, Leipzig: Ticket inspector chokes travelers
Germany, Leipzig: Ticket inspector chokes travelers
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A video that was posted online on Twitter during the weekend shows a ticket inspector from Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe (LVB), who had a man lying on the ground in a stranglehold for more than a minute.

Passersby tried to stop the ticket inspector from doing so, but he only let go shortly before the police arrived. After viewing the video material from the corresponding tram, the LVB initially suspended the employee from duty and condemned the behavior of the employee. Police are investigating.

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Amazon workers in Germany will go on strike Monday over Covid-19 infections
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Under the motto 'Good and healthy work', workers from six Amazon locations in Germany will start a 48-hour strike on Monday, according to Verdi labour union. The affected sites are in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Rheinberg, Werne and Koblenz.

Verdi representative Orhan Akman said on Sunday: "We have information that at least 30 to 40 colleagues were infected,".