Health care workers prepare to test employees for Covid-19 at factory owned by the Westfleisch meat processing company in Hamm, Germany, on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Rise in German coronavirus infections spurs concern

  • Country’s closely watched reproduction rate has climbed to 1.1, up from 0.65 on Wednesday; rate must stay below 1 to indicate outbreak is slowing
  • Despite fears of second wave of cases, however, thousands of Germans have taken to streets to protest restrictions meant to slow pandemic’s spread
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Health care workers prepare to test employees for Covid-19 at factory owned by the Westfleisch meat processing company in Hamm, Germany, on Sunday. Photo: AFP
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