BERLIN – A minister in Germany’s Hesse state has dedicated suicide apparently after changing into “deeply worried” over the financial fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier stated on Sunday.
Thomas Schaefer, 54, was discovered lifeless close to a railway monitor yesterday.
The Wiesbaden prosecution’s workplace stated they imagine he died by suicide.
Hesse is house to Germany’s monetary capital Frankfurt, the place main lenders like Deutsche Financial institution and Commerzbank have their headquarters. The European Central Financial institution can be situated in Frankfurt.
Like Bouffier, Schaefer belonged to Merkel’s centre-right CDU occasion. He leaves behind a spouse and two kids.
The variety of confirmed instances of the coronavirus in Germany has risen to 58,247 and 455 individuals have died of the illness, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious ailments confirmed on Sunday.