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10/28, 5:46 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Merkel warns health system could be in trouble

Germany's healthcare system could be in serious trouble if the current trend of exponential growth in new coronavirus cases continues, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the press on Wednesday.

Speaking after reaching a deal on a partial lockdown in her country with local governments, Merkel added that tracing remains another issue as there is no knowledge currently on the source of around 75% of active infections.

"We have to act now to avoid a current national health emergency. We must flatten the curve again," she noted. The chancellor also added the first review of current measures will take place in two weeks while the plan is to keep the measures in place for at least a month.

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