German health minister urges rapid action to contain pandemic

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Urgent action needs to be taken to contain the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, German Health Minister Jens Spahn says. “We have to do everything to break the dynamic,” Spahn said in Berlin. “Otherwise there will be a bitter December for the entire country.” But he stopped short of recommending a lockdown. The health minister in the caretaker Cabinet called for the restrictive so-called “2G” rule to be introduced that allows only those who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19 to be permitted to enter public events. It specifically excludes testing for the virus as a…

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