Like in other places around the globe, the recent outbreak of the coronavirus has led to major shifts in our daily routines that would have been unthinkable only weeks ago. In order to limit transmission of the new virus and flatten the expected curve of new infections, people are asked to stay at home and maintain their social contacts from a distance. Public life is being limited to the absolute necessary. For this reason, all kinds of conferences and cultural events have either been canceled or postponed. We will keep you posted!
Thanks to the blessings of technological progress, however, many things can be kept up in a new form: conferences, meetings and seminars are held digitally, cultural events and church services are streamed live, and our children receive online tuition. New platforms for neighborhood help are emerging, which strengthen the sense of community in our society. And people trust that together, we will master this great challenge!