Germany faces 10 ‘tough’ weeks if it gets UK-strain of coronavirus, Merkel warns



Angela Merkel has reportedly told members of her conservative party that up to 10 weeks of tough measures could be needed in Germany to control the spread of the highly-transmissible UK variant of the coronavirus. “If we don't manage to stop this British virus, then we will have 10 times the number of cases by Easter,” German daily newspaper Bild quoted the German chancellor as saying, citing participants in the meeting. “We need eight to 10 more weeks of...

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