On the 28th local time, Schaefer, the Minister of Finance of the State of Hesse, was found dead beside the railroad tracks. Police investigations determined that this was a suicide. Hessen Gov. Buffier said on the 29th that Schaefer's death was related to the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Buffier said Schafer was concerned that he could not meet the huge expectations of the local population, especially financially. According to Buffier, Schaefer was overwhelmed by tremendous mental stress.

△ The picture shows the Schaefer picture from the official website of the Hessen government

As of 00:00 on the 29th local time, 52,547 cases of new coronary pneumonia were confirmed in Germany. The German government has recently launched a huge economic assistance plan to help enterprises and self-employed people. (Main Station reporter Yu Peng)