For SPD leader Saskia Esken, things are not going well. At the beginning of May it was noticed that she had problems with her foot and was limping. A little later the diagnosis that Esken has sustained an ankle fracture. How the injury came about is unclear.

Now a Covid 19 infection has been added to the broken foot, Esken wrote on Twitter on Sunday evening. “Take care of yourselves,” writes the SPD leader there. She will be out for a few days.

Numerous users wished her a speedy recovery, including the leader of the Greens parliamentary group in the Bundestag, Britta Haßelmann, who wrote: “Get well soon and hopefully a mild course.”