Germany lifts most COVID-19 restrictions after ‘difficult compromise’
20 March 2022 | 8:03 am
The Bundestag lifted the requirement to wear a mask in most places, despite a record number of coronavirus infections. The move has been criticized by the opposition Christian Democatic Union.
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