Pandemic Or Not, Germans Still Prefer Cash

A cashier of a DIY works behind a glass protection as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Munich, Germany, Thursday, March 19, 2020. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Just as in other countries, grocery stores in Germany are hushed, angst-ridden places these days, where a controlled number of masked shoppers give each other a wide berth in the aisles. At the checkout, the cashiers — also masked — sit behind a plastic screen. Exchange with customers is kept to a minimum and contactless… Continue reading Pandemic Or Not, Germans Still Prefer Cash