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Chancellor Angela Merkel warned earlier Thursday that aggressive mutations will gain the upper hand in the country sooner or later, threatening to destroy progress made in containing the pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)(AP)

Germany to restrict travel with neighbours over virus mutations

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 07:54 PM IST
  • Germany is on high alert for fast-spreading strains as it seeks to gradually reopen Europe’s largest economy. Chancellor Angela Merkel warned earlier Thursday that aggressive mutations will gain the upper hand in the country sooner or later, threatening to destroy progress made.
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More data on the efficacy of the vaccine for older adults will come from Astra’s US trials, with results expected in March.(Reuters)
More data on the efficacy of the vaccine for older adults will come from Astra’s US trials, with results expected in March.(Reuters)

Germany recommends AstraZeneca's Covid shot only for people under 65

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 07:33 PM IST
  • The country’s immunization commission said there was insufficient information on the shot’s effectiveness for people over 65 years old, though it added that “beyond this limitation, the vaccine is also considered to be equally suitable.”
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The caskets are stacked three high in the Meissen crematorium's somber memorial hall, piled up in empty offices and stored in hallways. Many are sealed with plastic wrapping, others are labeled “infection risk,” “urgent” or simply “COVID.”(AP)
The caskets are stacked three high in the Meissen crematorium's somber memorial hall, piled up in empty offices and stored in hallways. Many are sealed with plastic wrapping, others are labeled “infection risk,” “urgent” or simply “COVID.”(AP)

Bodies pile up at crematorium in Germany's virus hot spot

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:16 PM IST
A surge of coronavirus deaths in this corner of eastern Germany has boosted business for crematorium manager Joerg Schaldach and his staff, but nobody is celebrating. Schaldach says the crematorium is doing its best to keep up with demand of managing 60 cremations a day.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a media statement after a video conference with mayors of German cities on the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany.(REUTERS)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a media statement after a video conference with mayors of German cities on the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany.(REUTERS)

Merkel warns Germans, says nation faces watershed moment in fight against Covid-19

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 08:12 PM IST
Europe’s largest economy recorded more than 4,000 new coronavirus cases for a second straight day on Friday, as major cities including the capital Berlin experience a jump in infections fueled by social gatherings and returning travelers.
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