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Germany aims to launch Singapore-style coronavirus app in weeks

Germany hopes to launch a smartphone app within weeks to help trace coronavirus infections, after a broad political consensus emerged that adopting an approach pioneered by Singapore can be effective without invading people's privacy.

German economy could shrink by 5.4% this year due to coronavirus - advisors

The coronavirus outbreak will push Germany into recession in the first half of this year and could result in output in Europe's largest economy contracting by up to 5.4% this year, Germany's council of economic advisers said on Monday.

Germany's coronavirus support will last two months, think tank tells paper

Germany's 750 billion euro (669.8 billion pounds) package to soften the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Europe's largest economy will last for about two months, an independent economics think tank told a German newspaper group.

German health institute warns pandemic could overstretch system - paper

Germany's health system could face strains similar to those in Italy if the coronavirus outbreak in the country worsens, the head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal agency responsible for disease control, told a newspaper.

Lufthansa applies for short-time work for 31,000 employees

Lufthansa has applied for short-time work for around 31,000 crew and ground staff at its core brand until the end of August, a spokesman said on Friday, as Germany's flagship carrier has slashed flights due to the coronavirus outbreak.

EU relaxes financial reporting rules due to epidemic

福利网站The European Union has offered breathing space for companies grappling with deadlines for financial statements and annual shareholder meetings in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, as Germany approved its own measures on Friday.

Germany looks at tracking patients to rein in coronavirus - reports

Germany has proposed using big data and location tracking to isolate people with coronavirus once social distancing measures now in force have slowed its spread, media reported on Friday.

German cathedral dusts off relics of St Corona, patron of epidemics

Germany's Aachen Cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron saint of resisting epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is polishing up her elaborate shrine to go on show once the coronavirus pandemic has passed.

Germany still in calm before coronavirus storm - health minister

Germany is still in "the calm before the storm" of the coronavirus epidemic and is using the time it has won with extensive testing to prepare for a wave of cases expected in the coming weeks, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Thursday.

Germany eyes long-term profits from selling stakes it buys in crisis - paper

Germany aims to make long-term financial gains from selling stakes in companies it acquires during the coronavirus crisis to ensure their survival, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told the Rheinische Post daily on Thursday.

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U.S. coronavirus death toll rises past 3,000 on deadliest day

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbed past 3,000 on Monday, the deadliest day yet in the country's mounting crisis, while New York cheered the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship as a sign of hope in the city's desperate fight.

Italy to extend coronavirus lockdown until Easter as new cases fall

U.S. Congress eyes next steps in coronavirus response