Protesters hold a banner with an image of Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach reading “Freedom instead of Lauterbach” in Duesseldorf, Germany on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold a banner with an image of Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach reading “Freedom instead of Lauterbach” in Duesseldorf, Germany on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Germany facing fifth Covid-19 wave as Omicron cases surge

  • Health minister says fifth Covid-19 wave can’t be stopped, backs mandatory vaccination
  • Omicron cases in Germany doubling every two to four days, hospitals expected to become overloaded

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Protesters hold a banner with an image of Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach reading “Freedom instead of Lauterbach” in Duesseldorf, Germany on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Protesters hold a banner with an image of Germany’s Health Minister Karl Lauterbach reading “Freedom instead of Lauterbach” in Duesseldorf, Germany on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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