Lufthansa and German government agree bailout — reports
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The much-anticipated deal is being reported by German news agency DPA. The rescue package is meant to help the airline cope with losses incurred by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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German hospitals are struggling as beds fill up and nursing staff falls ill with COVID. Even freshly trained health care workers complain about unsustainable levels of stress and worsening conditions.
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United States of America's President, Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, disclosed in a statement, noting that the 79-year-old president is experiencing “very mild symptoms.” Biden is fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
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Despite the pandemic and a huge crisis in the aviation industry, Lufthansa has launched a new airline. Eurowings Discover flies to holiday destinations in Africa. Staff are paid less than at parent company Lufthansa, but are happy to have work after the pandemic.
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New Zealand's borders are fully open for the first time since March 2020, when they shut in an effort to keep out Covid-19.
German leaders are debating how to deal with a potential increase in coronavirus infections once the colder months begin. But COVID plans are controversial. DW's Thomas Sparrow has the details.
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