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Germany recording spike in coronavirus cases days after easing lockdown restrictions

Germany is recording a spike in coronavirus cases, days after the country eased its lockdown restrictions.

Germany has the seventh-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, with latest data from the Robert Koch Institute(RKI) on Sunday pegging the reported infected tally at 169,218 and a reported death toll of 7,395.

This means the number of infections is now rising in the country.

The report follows intense pressure for the country to bring a total end to the imposed lockdown.

German Chanecllor, Angela Merkel on Wednseday, May 6, 2020 announced a broad relaxation of national restrictions after talks with the leaders of Germany’s 16 states.

All shops are allowed to reopen, pupils will gradually return to class and the Bundesliga – Germany’s top football league – will restart next weekend.

Germany has won praise for its response to the outbreak. Mass testing and effective lockdown restrictions have helped keep the death toll far lower than in other European countries.

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