Corona-aid from the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for Italy | Ettal

, The Situation is far more threatening than us. Italy suffers from a Corona and asked the district to support. Ettal – Sometimes he escapes the political eve

Corona-aid from the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen for Italy | Ettal

, The Situation is far more threatening than us. Italy suffers from a Corona and asked the district to support.

Ettal – Sometimes he escapes the political everyday business. Spontaneously. Then seven or eight hours are not a hindrance to reason for him. Whether it is for Green week Berlin, the Kulmbacher beer festival or a birthday of a district administrator colleagues in lower Franconia. Sometimes Anton spear needs a little break. Recently, he received a call from father John Bauer, the Cellarer of the monastery of Ettal. The asked for a ride to Rome. Spear pondered for a moment, to said prompt, suspended all appointments.

The Background of this Company was quite serious. A Cry For Help. From Italy. The country is still affected with most of the Covid-19-pandemic, with over 238 000 people Infected and approximately 34 600 deaths. On whit Monday, the Werdenfelser Land reached a precipitated via the German Embassy in Rome.

"the Oldest hospital in the world"

Dr. Niklas Wagner, who is a native of Garmisch-partenkirchner meanwhile, the Political Department of the Embassy, asked whether much-needed disinfectant and protective gear to support the work can be delivered at a Roman clinic. The contact came via Elisabeth Koch, a former neighbor of Wagner in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and today's mayor of the market municipality. In an emergency, the "oldest hospital in the world" was located on the Tiber island in Rome, the state hospital "Fatebenefratelli". Hygienic protection articles were urgently required to be able to continue to operate.

And here is the Benedictine monastery of Ettal came into play that produced in the Corona-crisis disinfectant for the district hospital. Not three days after the call for help from Rome, a first aid transport of Ettal was already in Italy on the way to supply in addition to the clinic, the poor mission in the Vatican. A second shipment followed, and these acquisitions, father John from the monastery of Ettal and Anton spear.

Great gratitude for hosts

Packed to the top with sanitizer and protective masks in the Van, alternately the father and of the district administration controlled started. Eight hours of driving lay ahead of them. For the Italy-help have closed numerous institutions of the district together, to help quickly and unbureaucratically. The monastery in Ettal and the hospital were 1200 litres of disinfectant available, the Benedictine Weißbräu GmbH supplied together with the monastery of 1000 masks and the costumes the house Grassegger suits 100 protection.

In Rome were expected to be a spear, and father John eagerly, both in the hospital on the Tiber island, as well as in the case of the poor mission in the Vatican. You gave them heartfelt and sincere gratitude for the help. Startled, the two were about the Situation in the eternal city. The district administrator: "On the St. Peter's square, where usually thousands of tourists crowd, we were almost alone. Also in the streets, Restaurants and shops saw only a very few people.“ Have a small chat with the Bavarian guests also met with the Swiss guard in the Vatican, according to spear, "lots of nice boys". After a visit to the St. Peter's Basilica and a detour to the Church of St. Paul outside the walls, district administrator with a spear, and father John made the other day again on the trip home. The Cellarer: "The pictures in Italy have moved us deeply. We are glad that we were able to make a small contribution to the improvement of the Situation in the country.“

Updated Date: 30 June 2020, 10:34

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