This is how the crisis could change our economic life

SCoronavirus has been paralyzing Germany for more than a month. Many companies had already sent their employees home in mid-March, shortly afterwards politics closed shops and restaurants and prohibited all private travel. Even if the restrictions are now loosened somewhat, small and medium-sized shops are reopened, and the first young people are allowed to go to school – there will be no return to normal quickly. And in some areas, economic life could change permanently – for good and for bad. An outlook.

Holidays only where you can come back by train if necessary

In Corona times, the train is superior to the plane: Deutsche Bahn still runs three quarters of the ICE and IC. However, the number of passengers has shrunk to 10 to 15 percent of the normal level. Air traffic, on the other hand, has come to a complete standstill. Will travelers return to old ways after the Corona crisis? Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) is convinced that the behavior of business travelers will change fundamentally, so that more appointments will continue to be handled via telephone or video conferences.


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