It is revealed that a Russian diplomat was found dead outside the country's embassy in Berlin, Germany, on October 19. The diplomat had apparently fallen from an upper floor, but it was unclear how this occurred.
The number of confirmed cases in Germany increased by 4,721 to 319,381, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases. It is the highest number of reported cases in a single day since April as the country tightens its restrictions in Berlin and Frankfurt.
Regional elections take place in the German states of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Saxony-Anhalt with the governing Christian Democratic Union performing poorly, the centre-left Social Democratic Party of Germany winning in Rhineland-Palatinate, and the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany performing well in all three states.
Berlin city-state officials says that a police investigation has traced vehicles stolen in recent years in Germany to Tajikistan, some 3,500 miles away. German authorities alleged that relatives and other people close to Tajikistan's president are driving stolen luxury cars from Germany, as a long-running criminal probe escalated into a diplomatic spat between two countries.