The containment measures decreed in Germany At the end of March, they did not manage to lower the curve of infections and deaths, which now reach 96,108 cases and 1,444 deaths, while highlighting the problem of domestic violence with a high rate of assaults on minors and women within households. .
The region of Bavaria has the highest number of infected, with more than 23,000 confirmed cases and at least 370 deaths, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia, with more than 19,400 cases and at least 250 deaths.
However, the Covid-19 has not only threatened the health of the Germans. Confinement measures put pressure on families that have shown the country’s high rates of male and domestic violence.
While Germany registered 96,108 infected today, 22,586 more cases than in the last 48 hours, and 1,444 deaths – 572 since Friday – from coronavirus (according to data from the American John Hopkins University), the German Minister of Family, Franziska Giffey, recalled that Children are not exempt from the threat of child violence because of the stress generated by confinement during the coronavirus epidemic.
Griffey yesterday alerted to a spike in the danger of sexist violence in the country.
In order to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, schools and daycares are closed in most states for three weeks. Also, there are powerful exit restrictions.
The Social Democratic minister said – according to the Europa Press news agency – that she sees that the threat of domestic violence occurs above all in cities rather than in the countryside, since “in rural areas there are more opportunities to go out and the people don’t live in such tight spaces. “
Giffey added that last week, the number of charges for domestic violence in Berlin had increased by ten percent, while declaring that telephone calls for help increased by 20%, and these cases are expected to increase.