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Friday 3rd December

KEY POINTS: Germany’s new Covid rules to fight fourth wave
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KEY POINTS: Germany’s new Covid rules to fight fourth wave

Here's a look at Germany's new Covid restrictions and how the government and states want to break the fourth Covid wave.

Monday 29th November

German leaders to discuss tougher Covid restrictions

German leaders to discuss tougher Covid restrictions

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor in waiting Olaf Scholz will hold urgent talks on Tuesday with leaders of Germany's 16 states on toughening restrictions to halt a surge of coronavirus infections, sources told AFP.

German consumer prices hit 29-year high in November

German consumer prices hit 29-year high in November

EXPLAINED: Berlin’s latest Covid rules
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EXPLAINED: Berlin’s latest Covid rules

Merkel’s government slams packed Cologne stadium

Merkel’s government slams packed Cologne stadium

Germany must be prepared for Omicron variant, warns top virologist

Germany must be prepared for Omicron variant, warns top virologist

Germany sets up Covid crisis team amid calls for new measures

Germany sets up Covid crisis team amid calls for new measures

Sunday 28th November

What travellers from Europe need to know about new Covid entry rules in UK

What travellers from Europe need to know about new Covid entry rules in UK

With the worsening Covid-19 situation across Europe and the spread of the new Omicron variant, it's all change again for people travelling to the UK from Europe. Here's what you need to know.

Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s first woman top diplomat

Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s first woman top diplomat

Five things to know about Germany’s new workplace Covid rules
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Five things to know about Germany’s new workplace Covid rules

How the coalition agreement changes everyday life in Germany
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How the coalition agreement changes everyday life in Germany

Saturday 27th November

Germany confirms two cases of new Covid strain: regional ministry

Germany confirms two cases of new Covid strain: regional ministry

Germany on Saturday confirmed its first two cases of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19, in travellers who arrived at Munich airport from South Africa, regional officials said.

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

Omicron variant poses ‘high to very high’ risk to Europe: EU health agency

German air force transfers patients as clinics fill up

German air force transfers patients as clinics fill up

EXPLAINED: How Covid ‘3G’ rules could work on German public transport
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EXPLAINED: How Covid ‘3G’ rules could work on German public transport

KEY POINTS: Germany’s next government unveils coalition pact
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KEY POINTS: Germany’s next government unveils coalition pact

Sunday 21st November

Germany’s Bayern Munich penalises unvaccinated players as five in quarantine

Germany’s Bayern Munich penalises unvaccinated players as five in quarantine

Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich have docked the wages of unvaccinated players like star midfielder Joshua Kimmich who, along with four unimmunised teammates, is in quarantine over contact with Covid-infected individuals, Bild am Sonntag reported.

How easy is it to get a Covid booster jab in Germany?
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How easy is it to get a Covid booster jab in Germany?

Bar closures and no Christmas markets: How Bavaria is tightening Covid rules
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Bar closures and no Christmas markets: How Bavaria is tightening Covid rules

Saturday 20th November

10 words and phrases that will make you sound like a true German
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10 words and phrases that will make you sound like a true German

As a non-native speaker, it can sometimes be tricky to blend in with the locals. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 10 words and phrases that will help you sound like a proper German.

Sunday 14th November

Bavaria’s state premier wants to limit contacts for unvaccinated

Bavaria’s state premier wants to limit contacts for unvaccinated

With Covid-19 infection rates rising dramatically in Germany, Bavaria's Minister-President Markus Söder believes it has become necessary to restrict contacts for unvaccinated people to avoid losing control of the situation completely.

Saturday 13th November

Merkel urges ‘national effort’ to beat Germany’s virus surge

Merkel urges ‘national effort’ to beat Germany’s virus surge

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called for a "national effort" to break a fourth wave of coronavirus that is sweeping Germany and again urged people to get vaccinated.

Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave
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Countries across Europe impose curbs to slow new Covid-19 wave

Skip big parties, urges German health agency amid Covid surge

Skip big parties, urges German health agency amid Covid surge

Friday 12th November

Could Germany really see a lockdown this winter?
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Could Germany really see a lockdown this winter?

Germany is grappling with record high Covid infections, and hospitals are getting busier. Despite ruling out a lockdown, talk is turning to tougher measures again. Could we really see another shutdown this winter?

Lufthansa pays back German bailout early – but job cuts still stand

Lufthansa pays back German bailout early – but job cuts still stand

Why an ancient German archaeological treasure has voyaged into space

Why an ancient German archaeological treasure has voyaged into space

Germany ‘must do everything’ to break fourth Covid wave, says Health Minister

Germany ‘must do everything’ to break fourth Covid wave, says Health Minister