Berlin Sex Workers Protest With Inflatable Sex Doll As COVID-19 Keeps Brothels Shut

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Berlin Sex Workers Protest With Inflatable Sex Doll As COVID-19 Keeps Brothels Shut.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 11 million people, claiming more than 526,000 lives across the world. Germany’s confirmed cases rise by 446: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 446 to 195,674, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed.

With businesses shutdown, several dozen prostitutes armed with an inflatable sex doll staged a protest in Berlin on Friday against coronavirus restrictions they say are preventing them from making a living.

The protesters gathered outside the Bundesrat upper house of parliament with red umbrellas and placards bearing slogans such as “Let us work,” “Open the brothels now” and “Our sector is being driven underground”. Prostitution is legal and regulated in Germany, with sex workers entitled to employment contracts and social security benefits. But sex work has been banned since mid-March as part of efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus.

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The Federal Association for Erotic and Sex Services said this was “incomprehensible in view of the developments in other sectors”.

“Hairdressers, massage parlours, beauty salons… fitness studios, tattoo shops, saunas, restaurants and hotels have been allowed to reopen,” it said in a statement, but sex workers “seem to have been forgotten by politicians”.

Berlin Sex Workers Protest As COVID-19 Keeps Brothels Shut
Open Brothels Now! Berlin Sex Workers Protest As COVID-19 Keeps Brothels Shut

Brothels have been allowed to reopen in neighbouring countries such as Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands, the association pointed out.

“Prostitution facilities are subject to particularly strict regulations and are obliged to offer their sex workers a safe, hygienic working environment”. More than 9,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Germany, according to the latest figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) disease control centre.

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Also the U.S. reported over 50,000 new cases of COVID-19 for the first time on Wednesday, according to the COVID Tracking Project.

States reported over 50k cases for the first time today, another new record. The national positivity rate is over 7% now, despite ever higher testing levels.
Hospitalizations are now at late-May levels

Extending to animals, The USDA confirmed a lion and a tiger tested positive at the Bronx Zoo, though the zoo reported six other big cats had also been diagnosed.

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