Five Unanswered Questions Germany Faces Fresh Corona Challenges As Fall Approaches

The number of coronavirus infections is increasing in Germany, and worries are growing that it will spike even higher once people move their lives back indoors in the coming months. With levels different in each state, there is disagreement over a common national response.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches carnival celebrations in 2019, back before the pandemic.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel watches carnival celebrations in 2019, back before the pandemic.

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DER SPIEGEL 35/2020
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"I simply cannot imagine carnival this winter, in the middle of the pandemic."

German Health Minister Jens Spahn

A public testing site for the coronavirus at the Cologne-Bonn Airport in Germany

A public testing site for the coronavirus at the Cologne-Bonn Airport in Germany

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Bavarian Governor Markus Söder together with his state's Health Minister, Melanie Huml: Problems with testing in Bavaria have been bigger than previously believed.

Bavarian Governor Markus Söder together with his state's Health Minister, Melanie Huml: Problems with testing in Bavaria have been bigger than previously believed.

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