No. The employer cannot simply terminate the employment due to the Corona pandemic. The contractually agreed periods of notice and a duty to continue to pay wages until the end of the period of notice still apply. Even during the Corona pandemic, the employer can only terminate the employment without notice if the employee refuses to work without an official order to do so. For this and other questions, please also refer to questions 1-7 in the Seco compilation “FAQ Pandemic and Business“.