Germany Reports Fewest New Coronavirus Infections in Six Days
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Germany recorded the smallest number of new coronavirus infections in six days, as the country moves ahead with a broad easing of restrictions put in place to fight the disease.
There were 555 additional cases in the 24 hours through Monday morning, the third straight decline and lifting the total to 171,879, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Fatalities rose by 20 to 7,569.
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a widespread lifting of national restrictions last Wednesday after talks with the leaders of Germany’s 16 states. Restaurants and shops are allowed to reopen, children will be returning to school in stages before the summer vacation and professional soccer matches will resume as soon as this weekend. Social-distancing rules will stay in place until at least June 5, and curbs may be reinstated locally in the event of a resurgence in infections.
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