German health minister appeals for trust amid coronavirus demos

German Health Minister Jens Spahn defended his government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and appealed for public trust, as draft legislation aimed at bolstering state powers in the pandemic was met with tense demonstrations in Berlin.Spahn pointed to rising infection rates and the risk of overwhelming the country’s intensive-care capacity, in comments to the Bundestag parliament.Lawmakers and the government must weigh up “which damage we want to and can bear and where,” he said.”There will be no compulsory vaccination in this pandemic,” he vowed, addressing a key issue among the protes…

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