Coronavirus: Germany brings in unprecedented restrictions on public life
21 March 2020 | 2:55 pm
COVID-19 has spread to every state in Germany, and public life is set to grind to a halt. Schools, restaurants and non-essential businesses have closed while holiday travel is prohibited and borders are partially closed.
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