Germany’s Finance Minister Commits Suicide Due To Coronavirus Economic Burden

Germany’s Finance minister took his own life following economic burden in the country attributed to the virus currently dealing with the nations of the earth. He was “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state’s minister president premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday; March the 29th.

Thomas Schäfer, 54, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died by suicide. He apparently left a note before taking his own life, according to the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung with references to sources close to the investigation. It is believed that the note contained information about Schäfer’s reasons for taking his own life.

“We are in shock, we are in disbelief and above all we are immensely sad,” Mr Bouffier said in a recorded statement expressing his unbelief in the situation

The state of Hesse is home to Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt.

According to  Bouffier, Schaefer served as Hesse’s finance chief for 10 years, and notably worked  “day and night” to help companies and workers deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Tributes poured in from German politicians and lawmakers including those from the opposition.

He left behind a wife and two children.

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