The reproduction number 'R' is used to determine how fast the coronavirus spreads through a given community. But what exactly does this number mean? And what is its significance? Professor Dirk Brockmann of Berlin's Humboldt University explains.
Germany's R number rose to about 1.1, meaning that every infected patient passes the coronavirus to more than one other person. Meanwhile, protesters across Germany slammed isolation measures. Follow DW for the latest.
First the Berlin neighborhoods of Neukölln, and now Friedrichshain. Apartment blocks are under quarantine in the German capital. At the same time, the coronavirus restrictions are being relaxed. But is it too soon?
US travelers might soon be among those unable to travel to the EU, as the country struggles with its rising COVID-19 caseloads. Meanwhile, Germany has introduced lockdowns in two districts. Follow DW for the latest.
Two studies show that anti-COVID-19 measures taken by many governments were sensible and effective. Without restrictions on the freedom of movement of their citizens, hundreds of millions more would have fallen ill.
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