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Coronavirus digest: Cold chain doubts delay vaccine distribution

Germany’s coronavirus vaccination plans hit a snag after temperature trackers showed that some BioNTech-Pfizer shots may not have been kept cold enough. All the latest with DW.

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Beijing has launched a mass testing drive to detect as many infections as possible in a bid to contain a new outbreak. Meanwhile, Germany's finance minister tests negative for COVID.
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The WHO chief has urged countries to ramp up testing to accurately reflect global transmission trends. Meanwhile, Mexico said it is transitioning from pandemic to endemic.
3 May 2022
A top German court is debating the case of two army officers who have refused a mandatory vaccination against COVID-19. The two have cited their right to "physical integrity" under German law.
8 May 2022
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