Germany’s sex workers demand easing of Covid-19 restrictions


Sex workers in Germany are appealing to politicians to ease coronavirus restrictions that have prevented them from working during the pandemic.

Groups representing the more than 40,000 sex workers officially registered in Germany have said that many have been forced underground since the closure of brothels in mid-March. There are growing reports of sex workers being subjected to violence, underpayment and being forced to compromise their health because of clients’ demands during meetings in non-formal settings.