Stricter lockdown restrictions have come into force across Germany, as it struggles with a second wave of coronavirus infections. The German COVID-19 death toll has passed 40,000. More than 80% of the country's intensive care beds are occupied.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has revealed the government's five-step plan to relax lockdown measures.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many countries worldwide continue to restrict entry and most travel remains discouraged. DW Travel offers a brief recap of what rules apply in the EU — and how to get the latest info.
German politicians are planning to extend the lockdown, but to lift some restrictions — particularly in areas with a low incidence of coronavirus cases. Formal talks on the matter take place tomorrow.
March looks set to be a pivotal month as some European nations try to counter coronavirus fatigue by reopening certain business sectors. While it’s good news for some, others are facing even harsher regulations.
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