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Germany ready to stiffen lockdown measures

German authorities were expected to extend lockdown measures again on Monday and possibly tighten some restrictions as they face a steady rise in new coronavirus infections, but leave schools open for now. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 state governors, who in highly decentralized Germany are responsible for imposing and lifting restrictions, held a … Continue reading Germany ready to stiffen lockdown measures

COVID-19 Update (March 4, 2021)

Germany is extending its coronavirus shutdown by three weeks until March 28, but easing some restrictions to allow nonessential stores and other businesses to reopen in areas with relatively low infection rates. After about nine hours of talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of the country’s 16 states agreed Wednesday to measures aimed at balancing concern … Continue reading COVID-19 Update (March 4, 2021)

Health Minister Jens Spahn admits slow delivery of coronavirus vaccine

Germany’s health minister is rejecting criticism of the country’s preparations for vaccination amid frustration over the gradual start to the process. Vaccinations in Germany and the rest of the 27-nation European Union started a week ago. In Germany, a nation of 83 million people, nearly 239,000 vaccinations had been reported to authorities by Sunday. There … Continue reading Health Minister Jens Spahn admits slow delivery of coronavirus vaccine

Bundesliga International CEO says German football league is a role model

The CEO of Bundesliga International Robert Klein called the German league a trendsetter in European football after RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich reached the final four of the 2019-20 Champions League, with the Bavarians winning this season's treble. German football can be a role model in several ways, Klein said in a recent interview. The … Continue reading Bundesliga International CEO says German football league is a role model

COVID-19 updates around the world

China Registers 2 New COVID-19 Cases, No Deaths in Past 24 Hours - Authorities China has registered two new COVID-19 cases, with no people having died of the disease over the past 24 hours, the National Health Commission said on Sunday. Of the new cases, one is imported. It was recorded in the city of … Continue reading COVID-19 updates around the world

Naked Qualms. German doctors go nude to protest shortage of equipment

German doctors are stripping off their clothes to protest shortages of personal protective equipment. Photos appearing to show nude medical workers with body parts artfully obscured by stethoscopes and other medical equipment have been posted to the website Blanke Bedenken, which translates to "Naked Qualms," according to the Guardian. "We are your GPs. To be able … Continue reading Naked Qualms. German doctors go nude to protest shortage of equipment

German shoppers taking their time as shops reopen for business

German consumers are counting their pennies rather than returning to shop in large numbers as stores gradually reopen after being locked down during the coronavirus crisis, the national retailers association said on Wednesday. Stores of up to 800 square metres (8,600 square feet) were allowed to open again from Monday, along with car and bicycle dealers and bookstores, provided … Continue reading German shoppers taking their time as shops reopen for business

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Angela Merkel warns nations against reopening their economies ‘too fast’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized some German states for moving too briskly in trying to reopen their economies. Germany has been praised for its approach to the pandemic and has a much lower reported death toll than other large European countries. “We’re not living in the final phase of the pandemic, but still at the … Continue reading Angela Merkel warns nations against reopening their economies ‘too fast’

Thai king ‘quarantined’ with 20 beautiful women in a German hotel

King of Thailand Maha Vajiralongkorn is a frequent visitor of Germany, where he owns property on Lake Starnberg. His trip to the hotel was authorised in spite of the lockdown imposed in Bavaria due to the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 67,051 people across Germany as at Thursday, according to media reports. King of Thailand … Continue reading Thai king ‘quarantined’ with 20 beautiful women in a German hotel

Angela Merkel

Germany’s Merkel quarantined after doctor tested positive to COVID-19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel self-isolated on 22 March after being told that a doctor who had administered a vaccine to her against pneumococcal infection had tested positive for COVID-19. Angela Merkel took a test to determine whether she had the new coronavirus and it came back negative, spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters. "Other tests will … Continue reading Germany’s Merkel quarantined after doctor tested positive to COVID-19