Some of Germany's 16 state governments have been pushing to end the requirement to wear face masks in public places, but the federal government's stance is clear: masks are an indispensable means of keeping COVID-19 infection rates low.
The restriction applies to open-air markets and banks of the Seine. After initially containing the virus, France has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases during the holiday season.
Germany's control of the COVID-19 pandemic has so far been relatively successful. But now more and more infected tourists are returning to the country. And schools are opening again. Is Germany prepared?
Operators of a large slaughterhouse near Copenhagen have closed the facility after almost 150 employees tested positive for coronavirus. Catch up with the latest on the pandemic.
COVID-19 caught us all unprepared. Despite some countries' initial successes in curbing the pandemic, the virus is now spreading like never before.
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