Coronavirus will make life hard for a long time, Angela Merkel says

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Despite positive developments in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has cautioned that the pandemic has only just begun. She also said Germany should be prepared to open its pocketbook to help the EU. The decision to impose restrictions on public life … Read More

Coronavirus: Germany says its outbreak is ‘under control’

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Germany has brought the infection rate down considerably -Reuters Germany’s health minister says the month-long lockdown has brought his country’s coronavirus outbreak under control. Jens Spahn said that since 12 April the number of recovered patients had been consistently higher … Read More

Coronavirus: 13 April at a glance

A summary of the biggest developments in the global coronavirus outbreak. Follow our latest coronavirus blog for live news and updates Coronavirus daily briefing. Composite: Reuters Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include: Global cases pass 1.85m The number of … Read More

Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

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EPA Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people. In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel said “our own behavior” was the “most effective way” of … Read More

Germany could see ‘gradual return to normality’ after Easter holidays

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Health Minister Jens Spahn. Photo: DPA Health Minister Jens Spahn has said a “gradual” return to normal life is possible in Germany after April 19th if people continue to stick to social distancing measures. In an interview with Handelsblatt, Spahn said there … Read More

EU ministers make breakthrough on coronavirus economic response

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Finance ministers of eurozone countries reached an “excellent accord” on fighting the pandemic-triggered recession. Europe has proven itself to be “a match” for the crisis, said French representative Bruno La Maire. After hours of talks on Thursday, representatives of 19 … Read More

Could Italy tear Europe apart?

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Euroscepticism is running high as the EU abandons the beleaguered country to its pandemic fate. Europe is heading into its most severe economic crisis for decades. Its two biggest economies — Germany and France — are already in freefall. Germany … Read More

Brexit has complicated and isolated Germany’s role in the EU

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There is only one priority for Germany and the UK right now and that is dealing with COVID-19. The available estimates of the costs of shutdown in the form of lost value-added show that the coronavirus epidemic will cause costs … Read More

Why are so few Germans dying from the coronavirus? Experts wonder

“I would be happy if we can come back in two months’ time and still be able to talk about what Germany did right,” one expert said. A medical worker administers a coronavirus test on a patient at a mobile … Read More

Coronavirus in Germany: Number of Infected Rises by 3,000 in One Day

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In Germany, the number of Coronavirus cases has not been rising this rapidly since the crisis began. On Wednesday night, there were 12,327 infected persons, 3,000 more than a day before. The increase of Coronavirus cases in Germany was alarming … Read More

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