The separated couple, the eighty-nine years old German Karsten Tuchsen Hansen from Suederluegum and his eighty-five years Danish girlfriend Inga Rasmussen from Gallehus meet daily at the Aventoft border crossing after the border has been closed, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Aventoft, Germany, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AVENTOFT, Germany (Reuters) – Two octogenarian lovers, one living in Denmark and the other in Germany, are determined to keep meeting every day for a picnic and a chat on either side of the border, which has been shut to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Inga Rasmussen, 85, who lives in Gallehus on the Danish side, met Karsten Tuechsen Hansen, 89, two years ago. Both widowed, they quickly fell in love.
Like many lovers around the world in this time of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on free movement, they face obstacles in meeting up but they are not easily deterred.
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