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The presence of thousands of brothels and hundreds of thousands of prostitutes has heightened competition and pushed prices down steeply in the German sex trade. Prostitution became legal in Germany inand the open sex trade has taken off in the years since.
A few are soliciting for clients on the streets to make ends meet until brothels reopen.
By Joseph Nasr 3 Min Read. But since then she has been staying with the brothel manager. BERLIN Reuters - Thousands of foreign prostitutes working in Germany have been made homeless after brothels closed due to the coronavirus outbreak and borders snapped shut, making it difficult for them to return home.
Authorities in the country, where prostitution has been legal for almost two decades, shut brothels last month along with other non-essential businesses like restaurants and nightclubs to slow the spread of the virus. Now they are staying with friends or living on the street.
They came here with nothing hoping to earn some money. A lucky few are staying in the brothels. Sex workers in Germany are classed as self-employed, pay tax and are in theory entitled to financial assistance from a fund set up by the government to help freelancers through the pandemic.
Bulgaria, Romania and Poland require returning citizens to quarantine for 14 days, a measure deed to slow the spread of the virus, which in Germany has infected almost 80, and killed more than 1, Follow the money Updated. But some prostitutes work illegally and charities supporting the industry say that many who, like Nicole, do pay tax are unaware of their rights.
By Joseph Nasr.