Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What do I need to know?

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The Coronavirus has reached Germany-and our daily lives are affected by brand-new developments every day. In an attempt to control the spread as best as possible, the Federal Government is in constant dialogue with the federal states.

Here we offer an overview of current developments concerning the situation in Germany. The information is updated every day -and any changes in the situation will be followed and published. The information provided on this page is carefully verified for accuracy and relevance to make sure we prevent any misinformation.

What do I need to know?

How is the Coronavirus transmitted?

How serious is the risk of infection in Germany?

Who is particularly at risk?

How should I know if I have the new virus?

What should I do if I suspect that I am infected?

What does self-isolation (“häusliche Quarantäne”) mean?

Can I get tested for Corona for free?

Why is Coronavirus so dangerous?

What can I do to prevent the virus from spreading?

How does the Corona Warning App work?

How well-prepared is Germany?

Where can I find up-to-date and reliable information on what is going?

Important

If you suspect that you are infected, please do not go to the doctor's office before first calling them. You can also contact the Germany-wide patients' helpline by dialing 116117. Alternatively, you can call your state's Corona hotline.