After five months without being able to open its doors, “Pascha” will not open its doors again.
Finally, he retouched some features, the hair, and the beard so that it was according to the ethnic groups of the Middle East of the “Pascha”, the largest brothel in Europe, located in the German city of Cologne, declared bankruptcy after five months without activity due to the prohibition of the practice of prostitution as a result of the coronavirus.
“In a certain way it is unimaginable, but I had to present the request for suspension of payments to the Administrative Court on Tuesday. We are finished ”, confirmed the manager of“ Pascha ”, Armin Lobscheid, in statements to the local newspaper“ Express ”.
The place was left without reserves to meet the expenses of the 10-story building and pay its 60 employees, including workers, cooks, hairdressers, electricians, masseurs, cleaning, and security personnel.
“Perhaps we could have avoided insolvency with the help of the banks if they had confirmed that early next year we can resume business,” he said.
He also warned that “everyone in the industry knows that the sex business is still active, but in a way that no one will really celebrate; that is to say, in anonymity and without contributing to the Treasury ”.
He added that this situation endangers the prostitutes since as the demand continues, they now meet with clients in hotels, apartments, vehicles, and caravans.
“They no longer have protection and are exposed to defenselessness from pimps and clients, since they can hardly go to the police if something happens. Clients know that and force them, for example, to have sex without a condom, ”he said.
What the owner of the building, the limited partnership Timoste Appartementhotel Schildbach, intends to do is up for the air.
It is highly unlikely that its use as a hotel or refugee reception center will be authorized, as it would require comprehensive reform.
The German health authorities registered 1,311 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government body in charge of infectious disease control, reported today.
As reported by the RKI this morning, at least 246,166 people have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 in Germany since the outbreak of the pandemic. The number of deaths related to the infection is 9,321 and adds up to eight more deaths than the previous day.