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Coronavirus outbreak in Germany

Coronavirus outbreak in Dusseldorf Region, Germany

Germany reported another #COVID19 case. A married couple from Erkelenz was driven to the capital city of North Rhine-Westphalia Düsseldorf in a special ambulance and admitted to the University clinic. At least one of the two had tested positive for the coronavirus. They are now isolated.

Erkelenz is a town in the Rhineland in western Germany that lies 15 kilometers southwest of Mönchengladbach on the northern edge of the Cologne Lowland, halfway between the Lower Rhine region and the Lower Meuse. It is a medium-sized town and the largest in the district of Heinsberg in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Duesseldorf and Cologne are the home of the biggest tourism festival in the region of the Carnival. The Carnival finished tonight.

According to eTurboNews Germany sources based in Duesseldorf, more cases of COVID-19 are expected to be announced in Germany soon and are under investigation.

Germany is the host of the upcoming ITB trade show in Berlin. Berlin is hundreds of kilometers from these two reported cases, however.

In an unrelated incident and according to the state government of the German State of Baden Wuerttemberg, another man, a 25-year-old from Göppingen county, has also bee infected and is now hospitalized. He recently returned to Germany from Milan, Italy, where Coronavirus is currently prominent.

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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.