German minister says ‘right measures’ in place to combat Omicron wave

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German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Friday that the “right package of measures are in place” to lessen the Omicron wave of the coronavirus pandemic, even as daily new infections rocketed to levels above 90,000 per day. There was no need for further contact restrictions at this stage, he said. If infections rise significantly and the health system is threatened with becoming overloaded, then new measures would be considered. “But we are not at that point,” he asserted. In the past few weeks, the German federal government and states have adopted stricter contact rules – especially whe…

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