Germany’s health minister says the month-long lockdown has brought his country’s coronavirus outbreak under control.
Jens Spahn said that since 12 April the number of recovered patients had been consistently higher than the number of new infections.
The infection rate has dropped to 0.7 – that is, each infected person passed the virus to fewer than one other.
In Germany 3,868 have died of Covid-19 – fewer than in Italy, Spain or France.
However, the number of fatalities is still rising in Germany, as is the number of infected health care workers.
So far almost 134,000 people have been infected in Germany.
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The degree of lockdown varies across Germany’s regions – it is tightest in the states of Bavaria and Saarland.
Source: Coronavirus: Germany says its outbreak is ‘under control’ – BBC News