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Germany’s Finance Minister Comits Sucide Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic Crises



Germany,s Finance Minister Thomas Schaefer, has allegedly killed himself due to the overwhelming and disturbing effects of COVID-19 on the economy of the Country

Naija News learnt Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus

The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide.

“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all, we are immensely sad,” Bouffier said in a recorded statement.

Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt, where major lenders like Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have their headquarters. The European Central Bank is also located in Frankfurt.

A visibly shaken Bouffier recalled that Schaefer, who was Hesse’s finance chief for 10 years, had been working “day and night” to help companies and workers deal with the economic impact of the pandemic.

“Today we have to assume that he was deeply worried,” said Bouffier, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“It’s precise during this difficult time that we would have needed someone like him,” he added.

Popular and well-respected, Schaefer had long been touted as a possible successor to Bouffier. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Source: Naija News

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