Conspiracies in Germany, vigilance in France – What are the latest challenges of the coronavirus?


COVID-19 cases are on the rise, and despite warnings from Berlin to remain vigilant, a growing number of Germans are pushing back against hygiene and social distancing rules even as their neighbors – the French – adopt these measures to try to ‘avoid another lockout.But France has also announced a plan to reduce COVID-19 quarantines to just one week.

Host Sumi Somaskanda explores how the two European neighbors are handling the health crisis with her guests, MP Andrew Ullmann of the Free Democratic Party (FDP), who sits on the Bundestag’s health committee; Eleanor Beardsley, NPR Paris international correspondent, and Andreas Kluth, Bloomberg Opinion columnist.


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