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German health minister Jens Spahn on Wednesday stressed that the coronavirus remains a risk after the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Tuesday put two municipalities back into lockdown following an outbreak at a meatpacking plant.
Guetersloh and the neighbouring town of Warendorf became the first areas in Germany to fall back under lockdown measures that had been gradually lifted since the end of April.
“We’re seeing that if we make it too easy for this virus, it spreads very, very quickly again - we’re not only seeing that in Guetersloh – we’ve also seen it in Goettingen, in Leer, in Bremen and at churches and family celebrations,” Spahn told German broadcaster ARD.
“That’s why it’s important to keep making clear that although the numbers were low over many weeks, this virus is still there,” Spahn said.
Among the headlines today is the news that coronavirus deaths in Latin America have risen beyond 100,000, with this part of the world emerging in recent weeks as the epicentre of the pandemic.
The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Latin America surpassed 100,000 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally of registered deaths, while Mexico announced a record one-day total for new infections. In recent weeks Latin America has emerged as the epicentre of the pandemic, with a spike in cases and deaths even as the tide of infection recedes elsewhere on the planet. I am on the global blog today, follow all updates via the bio link #coronavirus #latinamerica #guardian #epicentreContinue reading...