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12/30/2020, 12:15 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Spahn: Germany still can't go to pre-lockdown mode

German Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday the coronavirus situation in the country is still serious and a return to normal can't be expected yet.

Spahn pointed out that the death toll from COVID-19 rose by 1,129 over the past 24 hours. "These numbers show how brutally this virus still strikes," the health minister stated. "So I don't see how we can return to the pre-lockdown mode in this situation," he added, noting current measures will need to be extended beyond January 10.

According to the official, it is better to prolong the lockdown for a week longer than needed than to end it too soon.

Breaking the News / NP