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Covid-19 pandemic: Merkel 'worried' about vaccines for poor countries

The German leader voices concern after top economic powers promise a fair distribution of vaccines.
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QAnon has become a powerful force in Germany, helping to drive Europe's biggest anti-lockdown movement

A demonstrator wrapped in a flag of the German empire joins an anti-lockdown demonstration, in Berlin, Germany, on August 29, 2020. John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany has seen a growing anti-lockdown movement which has become one of the largest in Europe. The protesters are an eclectic mix of people, including conspiracy theorists, far-right extremists, coronavirus skeptics, and anti-vaxxers.  Many of the protests have been organized b...
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The Guardian view on Poland and Hungary: obstacles to progress … again | Editorial

The decision by both countries’ governments to block a Covid recovery programme for the EU is unjustified and irresponsibleWhen European Union leaders finally agreed on a groundbreaking economic recovery fund in July, there was understandable euphoria and relief. The huge €750bn package allowed the European commission, for the first time, to raise funds from the open markets on behalf of member states. The money would be distributed to the countries that needed it most, as the coronavirus pandem...
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Germany's Merkel says she is very worried about pandemic in Berlin

The coronavirus situation in Germany is still very serious even though infection numbers are not rising so fast, Chancellor Angela...
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Merkel forced to postpone plans to tighten lockdown rules

German chancellor says she does not currently have the backing of state leadersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAngela Merkel has said she does not have backing among state leaders for new restrictions to give Germany’s “soft” lockdown a harder bite, postponing any decision until a further meeting between the chancellor and 16 state premiers next week.The chancellor had been in favour of people limiting social interactions in private to only one set second household, a...
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Schools and parties in spotlight as Germany weighs new Covid rules

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells colleagues numbers are not stabilising fast enoughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAngela Merkel is weighing up new restrictions to give Germany’s “soft” lockdown a harder bite, national media reported before a crucial meeting between the chancellor and state premiers.People could be asked to limit their social interactions in private to only one set second household, and forgo any kind of party until Christmas Eve, according to a draft p...
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Coronavirus live news: Russia and Iran report worst daily increase; Merkel to push for tougher curbs in Germany

Russia confirms over 22,000 new cases; Iran sees 13,053 new cases; German chancellor wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictionsSelf-isolating Boris Johnson says he is ‘bursting with antibodies’‘We’re at the precipice’: US records 11m Covid casesTime for a four-day week, say European politiciansJapanese shop deploys robot to check customers are wearing masksUK coronavirus updates - live 11.21am GMT Hullo! This is Damien Gayle taking the reins on the live blog now for the rest of...
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Coronavirus live news: Russia reports worst daily increase; German chancellor to push for tougher curbs

Russia confirms over 22,000 new cases; Merkel wants masks in all schools and more contact restrictions; global cases rise by 4m in one weekBoris Johnson told to isolate after contact with Covid-positive MPCovid vaccine hopes must not make Britons complacent, warns adviserCovid vaccine rally fuels market optimism of a faster global recovery 10.23am GMT The latest surge of infections in the Indian capital – which has swamped its intensive care wards and killed hundreds of people – has passed ...
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Angela Merkel's message to Joe Biden

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor who grew up behind the Iron Curtain, was quicker than most to perceive Donald Trump's threat to the kind of US global leadership that has traditionally underwritten European security. Had Hillary Clinton won in 2016, Merkel may well have opted not to run for a fourth term. But she would not retire with Trump in the White House, seeing him as a peril to the West, its common values and security architecture like NATO.
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A Merkel ally slammed Trump's 'awful' attempts to stop election counts as a German minister warned of an 'explosive' crisis in the US

Andreas Gebert/picture alliance via Getty Images Senior German politicians spoke out after Trump falsely claimed he had won the election and sought to stop election counts. Norbert Röttgen, told CNN that Trump's behaviour "really is unbelievable and it's really with great sadness to many, many Germans to witness this behaviour."  German defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said there was "great concern" about the "explosive" crisis in the US. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
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Coronavirus live news: Russian vaccine may be available to Moscow residents next month

Moscow creates vaccination network; European Commission head warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Japan passes 100,000 cases US nears 9m casesWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 11.08am GMT Hi everyone. My name is Sarah Marsh and I am taking over the live blog feed today. Please do email or message m...
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Coronavirus live news: Europe leaders told to 'act urgently'; US nears 9m cases

Head of the European Commission warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Japan passes 100,000 cases; China reports 25 symptomatic new cases, down from the day before.US nears 9m casesWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 5.22am GMT With less than a week to go, Jonathan Freedland is joined by the national a...
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Coronavirus live news: Europe leaders told to 'act urgently' as global daily case records tumble

Head of the European Commission warns EU hospitals ‘at risk of being overwhelmed’ by Covid; Greece brings in regional lockdowns; French PM lays out details of new France lockdown.White House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownFrance: children aged six and over to wear masks in schoolTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 12.26am GMT A quarter of nurseries and childminders...
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Coronavirus live news: West Yorkshire to move to toughest Covid restrictions; Greece brings in regional lockdowns

Greece to lock down Thessaloniki and two other regions; West Yorkshire moving into tier 3; French PM lays out details of new France lockdownWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownFrance: children aged six and over to wear masks in schoolTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 6.29pm GMT Spain’s coronavirus tally climbed by a record 23,580 cases, bringing the the to...
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Coronavirus live news: Greece brings in regional lockdowns; Italy hits new daily case record

Greece to lock down Thessaloniki and two other regions; Italy registers 26,831 new infections; Oxford and Hull among new tier 2 areasWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownFrance: children aged six and over to wear masks in schoolTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labour 5.20pm GMT Greece will impose regional lockdowns on its second-largest city of Thessaloniki and t...
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Coronavirus live news: Catalonia closes borders; more English regions to enter tighter tier 2 restrictions

Oxford and Hull among new tier 2 areas as England positive Covid results jump 23% in a week; Spanish region imposes ban on entering or exitingWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labourIndia passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infections 4.20pm GMT The UK reported another 280 deaths from coronavirus within 28 days of positive t...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Science, France, China, Germany, Catalonia, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Merkel, Xinjiang


Covid: Merkel warns of 'long, hard winter' as lockdowns return

Germany and France reintroduce strict measures amid dire warnings over rising Covid-19 cases.
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Coronavirus live news: Catalonia closes borders; England positive Covid tests jump 23% in a week

England’s increase in positive results highest since testing began; Spanish region imposes ban on entering or exiting its territory for 15 daysWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labourIndia passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infections 3.29pm GMT Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, Nottinghamshire director of publi...
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Coronavirus live news: Catalonia closes borders; Angela Merkel heckled in parliament

Spanish region imposes ban on entering or exiting its territory for 15 days; Merkel said populists who call coronavirus harmless are dangerousWhite House taskforce warns of ‘unrelenting’ Covid spreadAngela Merkel heckled by German MPs over lockdownTaiwan marks 200 days without domestic infectionLarge China outbreak linked to Xinjiang forced labourIndia passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infections 2.30pm GMT The world is in an “era of pandemics” and unless the destruction of the natural ...
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Angela Merkel heckled in German parliament after warning against Covid-19 'lies and disinformation'

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, was heckled by opposition MPs during a speech to parliament on Thursday, while taking aim at groups spreading “lies and disinformation” as the country continues to battle the coronavirus crisis. The speech, which took place the morning after Mrs Merkel announced a range of sweeping reforms to tackle the spread of the pandemic, warned that the German people find themselves in a “dramatic situation”. On Thursday morning, Germany recorded 16,774 new daily coron...
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Merkel warns against 'lies, disinformation' in virus fight

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended tough new shutdown measures her government has announced against the coronavirus,...
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Coronavirus live news: Angela Merkel heckled in parliament; UK job retention scheme to end

Merkel said populists who call coronavirus harmless are dangerous; UK furlough scheme to end on Saturday; France reimposes national lockdown India passes 8m cases as Germany sees record infectionsEU leaders urged to aid transfer of patients between countriesSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.24am GMT China’s largest coronavirus outbreak in months appears to have emerged in a factory in Xinjiang linked to forced labour and the government’s controversial policies towards Uighur residents.More ...
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Coronavirus live news: Merkel confirms Germany will move to partial Covid lockdown

Angela Merkel agrees new restrictions from Monday; coronavirus records tumbling across EuropeGermany to bring in new rules after record surge in casesEU leaders urged to aid transfer of patients between countries China sees highest cases in two monthsUS adds nearly 500,000 cases in a week; Europe faces more lockdownsUK coronavirus updates - live 5.19pm GMT Dana Regev, of the German news outlet Deutsche Welle, reports that the Berlin mayor, Michael Müller, said of the new measures in the cou...
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Coronavirus live news: China reports highest infections in two months; US sees almost 500,000 cases in one week

French death toll is highest since April; Merkel warns German health system could be overwhelmed; Russia seeks accelerated registration from WHO for Sputnik V vaccine. Follow the latest updatesChina sees highest cases in two monthsUS sees 500,000 cases in one weekGlobal survey shows widespread disapproval of Covid responsePope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claims 1.25am GMT More on the US case surge: Beyond the Midwest,...
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Coronavirus live news: Intensive care units in France could reach 'extreme saturation' in two weeks

French death toll is highest since April; Merkel warns German health system could be overwhelmed; Russia seeks accelerated registration from WHO for Sputnik V vaccine. Follow the latest updatesGlobal survey shows widespread disapproval of Covid responseGlobal report: Italian police use tear gas to disperse anti-lockdown rallyPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claims 12.16am GMT It looks like being another difficult day ...
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Coronavirus live: fears of violence at Italian protests against restrictions

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 9.26pm GMT Stock markets in the US and Europe fell sharply as investors focused on signs that rich countries’ efforts to cont...
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Coronavirus live: Italians warned not to travel abroad due to rise in Covid cases

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm GMT Low and middle income countries are facing a looming debt crisis as a result of economic pressures arising from th...
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Global report: Merkel says Germany faces 'difficult months ahead' in Covid fight

Chancellor says country is on verge of losing control as Europe death toll passes 250k Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said her country is on the verge of losing control of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, telling colleagues from her Christian Democratic party “the situation is threatening” and “every day counts”.In leaked comments to an internal party meeting, she told those attending of “very, very difficult month...
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Coronavirus live: Belgium's intensive care units at risk of being overrun, officials warn

Latest updates: Belgium’s intensive care beds may be full in two weeks; Merkel warns of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions China: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarPope Francis criticised for rarely wearing face masksSurvey uncovers widespread belief in ‘dangerous’ Covid claimsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.29pm GMT Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed it will be easier and cheaper to invest in a cure for Covid-19 rather than a ...
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Coronavirus live: Germany on verge of losing control of Covid fight, warns Merkel

Latest updates: German leader speaks of ‘very difficult months ahead’; Switzerland readies new restrictions; WHO warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’; Israel to begin first vaccine clinical trials next month US comes close to new daily case recordChina: new coronavirus outbreak detected in Xinjiang city of KashgarDread of history repeating itself grows in Italy as infections rise againWhich European nations are getting it right on Covid?See all our coronavirus coverage 12.13pm GMT A partial l...
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