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Germany: Country in Central Europe
Germany, constitutionally the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe. Covering an area of 357,022 square kilometres (137,847 sq mi), it lies between the Baltic and North seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, and France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands to the west.

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Communities secretary on virus testing capacity [Video]

Communities secretary on virus testing capacity

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick claims the UK now have the capacity to test 15,000 people for coronavirus daily in the UK. Mr Jenrick also said he wanted to see the UK go "much further and much..

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Drive-in cinema in Germany open during Covid-19 crisis [Video]

Drive-in cinema in Germany open during Covid-19 crisis

Residents of the German city of Essen flocked to their local drive-in cinema on Monday, reigniting a pastime of the old world fit for the Covid-19 era. Tickets were only available online, and a maximum..

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Can 'green stimulus' help corona-stricken economies? [Video]

Can 'green stimulus' help corona-stricken economies?

Many countries are having to spend heavily to weather the economic storm, while also facing the challenge of keeping carbon reduction pledges. Could “green stimulus” be the answer? Megan Revell..

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Loss of sense of smell and taste potential symptoms of coronavirus [Video]

Loss of sense of smell and taste potential symptoms of coronavirus

Anosmia, the loss of smell; hyposmia, a reduced sense of smell; and dysgeusia, the distortion of the sense of taste could all be linked to COVID-19.

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Countries offer solidarity to their neighbours amid Covid-19 outbreak [Video]

Countries offer solidarity to their neighbours amid Covid-19 outbreak

Whilst Albania and Germany offer aid to their struggling neighbours, solidarity grows within borders as well. View on euronews

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COVID-19: Germany sees low fatalities despite high infection rate [Video]

COVID-19: Germany sees low fatalities despite high infection rate

Germany has some of the world’s highest infection numbers but its mortality rate is much lower than its neighbours.

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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures coronavirus

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures [Video]

Paris hospitals near breaking point as Europe endures

Europe continues to struggle with coronavirus cases across the continent. Paris hospitals are feeling the strain, but there may be possible signs of relief in hard hit Spain. Lauren Anthony reports.

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Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients [Video]

Germany, Switzerland help France deal with COVID-19 patients

At a time when so many borders in the EU have shut, it is a display of European solidarity.

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Patron of epidemics: Cathedral shows St Corona relics [Video]

Patron of epidemics: Cathedral shows St Corona relics

Germany's Aachen cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron of epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is polishing up her elaborate shrine to go on show after the crisis..

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Stocks rebound on hopes for massive global stimulus [Video]

Stocks rebound on hopes for massive global stimulus

Stocks in Asia and Europe gained Tuesday after the Federal Reserve promised unlimited supplies of dollars. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Germany bans public gatherings as infections slow down [Video]

Germany bans public gatherings as infections slow down

Head of its the country's institute for disease control is attributing the reduction in coronavirus cases to social distancing measures in force.

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Germany's nuclear power regions fear for the future [Video]

Germany's nuclear power regions fear for the future

Whilst the German government has pledged 40 billion euros to help coal regions as mines close, those living and working in nuclear power are not seeing the same support. .

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Vinnie Jones: My wife’s heart transplant ‘saved my life, not just hers’ [Video]

Vinnie Jones: My wife’s heart transplant ‘saved my life, not just hers’

Vinnie Jones has said that his late wife’s heart transplant three decades ago “saved my life, not just hers”. The footballer-turned-actor’s wife Tanya suffered heart failure after giving birth..

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Finance Says Germany Preparing 150 Billion Supplementary Budget [Video]

Finance Says Germany Preparing 150 Billion Supplementary Budget

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German finance minister Olaf Scholz said on Saturday that the government was readying a supplementary budget of 150 billion euros ($160 billion), as part of a broader funding..

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Volkswagen To Shut Some Factories, Two Weeks Or More [Video]

Volkswagen To Shut Some Factories, Two Weeks Or More

(Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p. DE) said on Saturday its factories will be closing for two weeks and in some regions three, amid growing concerns over the spread of the coronavirus...

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Coronavirus outbreak: "Life in Germany in times of COVID-19 really varies according to your age" [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: "Life in Germany in times of COVID-19 really varies according to your age"

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FDA Approves Abbott Laboratories Coronavirus Test [Video]

FDA Approves Abbott Laboratories Coronavirus Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new test kit for coronavirus. According to Reuters, the test was created by Abbott Laboratories and the company has been approved to sell..

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Coronavirus outbreak: Germany ramps up measures to battle pandemic [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: Germany ramps up measures to battle pandemic

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Coronavirus crisis puts Bundesliga clubs in financial danger - DFB president [Video]

Coronavirus crisis puts Bundesliga clubs in financial danger - DFB president

Fritz Keller says the DFB will provide financial and structual support to regional and state associations in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Wall Street rebounds from Monday's sell-off [Video]

Wall Street rebounds from Monday's sell-off

The Dow soared more than 1000 points, and the S&P 500 tacked on 6% Tuesday, a day after the steepest decline since the 1987 crash. As Fred Katayama reports, the Fed took several steps to boost..

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EU calls for continent-wide foreign travel ban [Video]

EU calls for continent-wide foreign travel ban

The European Union's leadership in Brussels is calling on member states to restrict all incoming travel from foreigners to the bloc for the next 30 days. Meanwhile, the UK is trying to galvanize..

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Germany turns back drivers at French border [Video]

Germany turns back drivers at French border

Germany started border checks with Austria, France and Switzerland on Monday at 8 a.m. to try and stop the spread of the coronavirus and said travelers with non-urgent business would be refused entry.

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Berlin trying to block U.S. interest in firm working on coronavirus vaccine [Video]

Berlin trying to block U.S. interest in firm working on coronavirus vaccine

Berlin is trying to stop Washington from persuading a German company seeking a coronavirus vaccine to move its research to the United States, prompting German politicians to insist no country should..

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Two-thirds of Lufthansa's staff to shorten work hours due to coronavirus

Two-thirds of Lufthansa's global staff will work reduced hours after the German airline grounded much of its fleet due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lufthansa said on Wednesday.
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Germany reports 5,453 additional coronavirus cases, 149 more deaths

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German city introduces face masks for shoppers as coronavirus spreads

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German zoos ask Merkel for funds to feed animals during crisis

Zoos in Germany have written to Chancellor Angela Merkel pleading for 100 million euros to help them look after their animals during the coronavirus crisis.
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Help us like you were helped after war, Italy's virus hit cities tell Germany

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German minister: We need a law to ensure supply of medicines in future

Germany needs a law in future to ensure the supply of medicines in the country, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told Bild newspaper on Tuesday as the world is in the grips of a coronavirus outbreak.
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German minister prioritizes face masks for critical workers

Asked about the possibility of introducing an obligation to wear protective face masks, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that the masks Germany has are for critical workers such as medical..
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Germany's RKI optimistic about flattening of coronavirus infection curve

The head of Germany's Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Tuesday that his optimism about the flattening of the coronavirus infection curve was justified, adding that this would..
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German city follows Austria and stipulates face masks for shoppers

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Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rises to 61,913: RKI

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Germany has risen to 61,913 and 583 people have died of the disease, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed..
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German minister says tracking apps to tackle coronavirus must be voluntary

German Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht told Deutschlandfunk radio on Tuesday that tracking apps to help tackle coronavirus could only be used voluntarily in Germany, where people are deeply..
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Germany's Merkel to work from home despite negative coronavirus test

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel will continue to lead the government from home, despite testing negative for coronavirus for a third time, a German government spokesman said on Monday.
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France uses army helicopters to ferry critical virus patients abroad

Army helicopters on Monday transported coronavirus patients fighting for their lives from eastern France to hospitals in Germany and Switzerland as the country battled to free up space in life-support..
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Germany: Coronavirus spreading too fast for us to loosen restrictions

Coronavirus is spreading too fast for restrictions on public life in Germany, Europe's economic powerhouse, to be lifted yet, a spokesman for the German government said on Monday.
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Face mask rule could help when unwinding lockdown: German health ministry

An obligation for the general public to wear masks may have a role to play when Germany starts unwinding the lockdown measures that are currently in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus..
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France moves patients from swamped hospitals as death toll climbs

France used two high-speed trains and a German military plane to move more than three dozen critically ill coronavirus patients on Sunday to ease the pressure on overwhelmed hospitals in eastern..
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Germany's coronavirus support will last two months, think tank tells paper

Germany's 750 billion euro ($834 billion) package to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Europe's largest economy will last for about two months, an independent economics think..
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Saudi Arabia expands partial lockdown, German tourists leave UAE

Saudi Arabia halted entry and exit into Jeddah governorate on Sunday while hundreds of German tourists were repatriated from the United Arab Emirates as the coronavirus continued to spread in the..
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Germany will not ease shutdown until at least April 20: paper

Germany will not ease measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus before at least April 20, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff told a German newspaper.
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Germany looks at tracking patients to rein in coronavirus - reports

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Germany takes in 47 coronavirus patients from Italy

German hospitals with spare capacity will take in at least 47 coronavirus patients from Italy in a sign of European solidarity, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday.
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Bundesliga top four make 20m euro cash pledge to other German clubs

The Bundesliga's four Champions League clubs pledge 20m euros to support fellow German teams during the coronavirus.
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German cathedral dusts off relics of St Corona, patron of epidemics

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Germany still in calm before coronavirus storm: health minister

Germany is still in "the calm before the storm" of the coronavirus epidemic and is using the time it has won with extensive testing to prepare for a wave of cases expected in the coming weeks, Health..
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Without successful tracing, we won't be able to ease up on lockdown: German minister

Asked about the possibility of using mobile phone tracking to help trace the spread of coronavirus infections, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday it would be hard to ease Germany's lockdown..
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Crisis management boosts Merkel's conservatives in poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has risen in public opinion thanks to the government's management of the coronavirus crisis, with a poll on Thursday putting it at the highest level..
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Mass testing explains Germany's relatively low death rate from coronavirus: virologist

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Germany plans quarantine for air arrivals from outside EU - Funke media

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German state to release some 1,000 prisoners due to coronavirus

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Nearly three-quarters of people in G7 expect virus to make their households poorer: survey

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Germany treats first Italians as coronavirus care crosses borders

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Germany says six million coronavirus face masks missing in Kenya

German customs officials are trying to track down about 6 million face masks, ordered to protect health workers from the coronavirus, that they say went missing at an airport in Kenya.
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Germany eyes post-virus stimulus package

Germany is working on a post-coronavirus stimulus package to put Europe's biggest economy back on track once the outbreak is contained, ministers said on Tuesday, as officials added that talks on..
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Germany: 750 billion euro aid package is just first step in tackling coronavirus

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said that an aid package worth up to 750 billion euros ($816.38 billion) that the government announced on Monday was just an initial step in tackling the..
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Germany ready to mull post-virus stimulus package, but discussions at 'very early stage': source

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is ready to mull a post-virus stimulus package, but discussions within the government on the measures are still at "a very early stage", a senior official with..
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Germany's Qiagen starts shipping coronavirus diagnostic tests to United States

German molecular testing company Qiagen NV said on Tuesday it has begun shipping its diagnostic test for COVID-19 to the United States.
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German coronavirus cases rise by 4,764 cases to 27,436: Robert Koch Institute

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 4,764 within a day to reach to 27,436, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said on Tuesday.
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