German Health Minister Jens Spahn's suggestion that Germany needs an opt-out organ donor system to boost numbers, has drawn both applause and criticism. For Tamsin Walker, they've been an overdue wake-up call.
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The proportion of cases resulting from the coronavirus mutation first detected in the UK is doubling every week, officials say.
Germans have started to feel worn-out by the coronavirus lockdown. Psychiatrists and psychologists have warned that a further extension could have severe long-term effects on society and mental health.
Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended the extension and tightening of Germany's lockdown, warning that easing COVID curbs prematurely could make the country more vulnerable.
After consulting into the night, the German chancellor and the 16 state premiers announced plans for easing the lockdown regulations. But their hesitancy is testing the patience of citizens, says DW’s Christoph Strack.
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