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Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said three COVID-19 jabs could be enough for "any vaccine mandate" in Germany. Meanwhile, thousands took to the streets to protest coronavirus restrictions in Europe. DW has the latest.
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Germany's weekly incidence rate has also risen. It now stands at 584.4 new infections per 100,000 people over seven days. Case numbers have been rising consistently as the omicron variant starts to assert itself.
As the total of COVID-19 cases in the UK surges ever higher, the health care system is at its limits.
Amid fears of a repeat of last year's crisis when thousands of people died daily, authorities are taking no chances.
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