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Coronavirus: Germany’s Angela Merkel backs tougher curbs as deaths hit record

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday demanded tougher curbs to bring down coronavirus infections, as the German death toll reached a daily record of nearly 600 people.Germany has ordered far less stringent shutdown rules than other major European nations after coming through the first wave of the pandemic relatively unscathed.But Europe’s biggest economy has been severely hit by a second wave with daily new infections more than three times that of the peak in the spring.Daily death tolls have…

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