The number of coronavirus cases in Germany has passed the 1 million mark. Earlier this week, the government announced that tougher restrictions would be introduced after a partial lockdown didn't do enough to reduce the number of infections.
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Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic schools have shut their doors in many EU countries. But in France, most classes are still being taught in person. Some, however, are starting to question this strategy.
Brazil's vaccination program has begun after emergency approval was granted for the vaccines produced by Sinovac and AstraZeneca. Australia says it may not fully reopen its borders this year. Follow DW for the latest.
A traveler who arrived in Frankfurt from Brazil has tested positive for the new COVID variant identified there, reportedly with no symptoms. Germany's COVID-related death toll has reached 50,000. All the latest here.
The EU is considering imposing more travel restrictions to try and curb the coronavirus. Even more? This is taking action just so you're seen to be doing something, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
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