Germany hits 2 million infections as WHO tackles new strains

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Germany on Friday passed two million coronavirus cases as a World Health Organization emergency committee readied to issue advice on stemming the spread of new, more contagious strains of the disease. The surge in Europe’s biggest economy came as countries on the continent again tightened restrictions, with Portugal entering a fresh lockdown and Britain requiring negative tests for entry. Despite the rollout of vaccines — India’s mammoth programme will begin on Saturday — many nations are doubling down on efforts to stall a pandemic that has now claimed almost two m…

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