August 5, 2020

Single mums feel ‘invisible’ in Germany’s coronavirus crisis

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Germany’s huge coronavirus rescue packages have won praise at home and abroad. But for divorced caterer Lulu Pototschnik the financial aid remains tantalisingly out of reach — and she’s not the only single mum slipping through the cracks.”My daughter and I have always coped. But now it’s as if my life is getting off track. I feel more invisible by the day,” Pototschnik told AFP.For over a decade, the 51-year-old has run a small business doing backstage catering at concerts and festivals.But when the pandemic swept through Germany in March, all her bookings for the re…


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