Pensioners on Demo shouted down: Now he is allowed to visit his wife behind plexiglass

A bouquet with roses and Gerbera has brought Alfons Blum for his wife, a Cup of cottage cheese and fruit juice. Long the 84-Year-old from Gera, has this day, lo

Pensioners on Demo shouted down: Now he is allowed to visit his wife behind plexiglass

A bouquet with roses and Gerbera has brought Alfons Blum for his wife, a Cup of cottage cheese and fruit juice. Long the 84-Year-old from Gera, has this day, longed for - it was exactly 63 years ago, he gave his wife the Yes-word. However, in the arms he can't close you on this Monday. Because visits to the nursing home only with distance and separated by Plexiglas possible. Blum is on the verge of tears: "I love my wife so much. I know now what I did to her what I had and what I lose."

With a Declaration of love in front of a camera, Blum had moved in may to the television audience. Of the "mental torture", that he can't visit his sick wife because of the Corona of a pandemic for weeks in the nursing home, he had reported on the verge of an Anti-Corona-Demo in Gera, a German TV team and had been shouted by protesters brusquely down. The neck is only about a Minute long, but it has failed in social media on the Internet-high waves. And Blum is a lot of sympathy introduced.

goodbye behind Plexiglas

Meanwhile, the visit is ban in Thuringia somewhat relaxed, his wife daily in the home in Gera visit as it was before the pandemic, cannot Blum anyway. The regulation allows "you to sign up visit per Patient or resident per day for up to two hours". In practice, this was not to hold, explains the managing Director of Gera's home operating company, Andreas Götz. to allow

To all 90 residents of the nursing home "Otto Dix" visits under the applicable hygiene regulations, would be awarded since the beginning of the month to staggered appointments 30 minutes in time. Thus, members could meet their Relatives in the home now about once a week - in a separate visiting room and separated by a disc.

The strongly limited visiting opportunities with the taking of the elderly very know idol. "The nurses are not able to replace the Relatives."

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"My darling is missing me so"

Blum has continued to struggle with the separation. This Monday is still a special day for him - in spite of the restrictions. Vividly he describes how he met his wife once at the dance, as he noticed on the gallery of a dance hall. "We have danced to Rock 'n' Roll and everything," he says with a Sparkle in the eyes. Over the years they had been inseparable, always Hand in Hand asleep.

"missing My sweetheart to me, the separation is unbearable," admits the Senior, and hopes that it is today, "a good mood". At the last visit she had told lively that he can understand by the slice, and the distance nothing. Blum: "If I may hug you the first Time that I let you."

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Updated Date: 09 June 2020, 05:26

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