I want to thank you all honestly for contributing their view on our common world. Really interesting.
The current weather in Germany is brilliant - sunny spring days with warming temperatures during the day. I hope that most people can resist from more than a walk outside keeping the necessary distance.
Easter is next weekend, normally a travel intensive time - meeting family and friends, maybe visiting an Easter bonfire, a tradition in some German regions.
Speaking of my heighborhood Berlin Friedrichshain - normally one of the most lively and vibrant places in Germany - I can say that we feel and somehow enjoy the quietness and slowliness. All bars and night clubs are closed and it seems that a lot of people who just live and work here already traveled home (like around Christmas) because the measures will be uphold minimum to April 19.
Also this morning trams and buses were driving around empty or with just a handful of people in. Some photographers were up early and trying to catch a good picture of sunrise behind Barandenburg Gate but all very cautious and with large distance to each other.
I know that my city can be loud and also be quiet, especially on early Sunday mornings - but in these times nearly all days are Sunday mornings. The people find other ways to celebrate with each other, e. g. by by balcony parties and / or video conferences or clubs invite DJs playing in the empty club but streamed via the Internet. Artists play sofa concerts or even can be booked for a singing video clip sent as message to your friends and families. Even the mighty meetup and free evening event scene in Berlin just moved to "Digital Drinks" format and provide after-work hour live video interviews around interesting topics such as Corona subsidies for startups.
Our societies will find and explore new ways to live with situations like that - and even when Corona is over, the next virus will come for sure.
I wish you all a good health and physical stamina when virus will get you and me which seems likely sooner or later. Let us stay mentally together by keeping physical distance and continueing the exchange on travel, on culture and on different experiences and views. And let us hope for the best that soon we can re-start to explore happily each other's worlds and places by traveling again.
All the best from Berlin!