Germany suffers biggest rise in coronavirus cases in 4 months

German authorities recorded 1,707 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours,  the highest daily toll since April.

This brings the number of infections in the country to 228,621 since the start of the pandemic.

Germany has done better than most countries in Europe, however, the number of cases has jumped significantly over the summer holidays.

Germany were one of the very first countries allowed to travel across the EU – with 3,000 German holidaymakers being used as test subjects to venture into Mallorca in June.

Critics are now blaming the rise in cases on returning holidaymakers, as well as parties and family gatherings.

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Tuesday that there could be no further relaxation of coronavirus restrictions.

For travelers returning from risk areas, quarantine is not an option but “a must,” she said.

Health experts have said that the rise in cases could just be down to more people being tested currently and not a ‘second wave’ which is thought to be the cause of rises in cases across the world.

 


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