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Germany’s government has urged citizens to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new Covid-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country’s most populous state.
Germany’s response so far has widely been seen as successful in slowing the spread of the virus efficiently and quickly, but the country’s disease control authority on Wednesday reported 1,226 new infections.
Tourism giant TUI and the German government have agreed to a second massive aid package, in a sign of how the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are still battering the industry.
The Hanover-based company agreed to a €1.2bn ($1.4bn) package with German public lender KfW, intended to bolster the firm through its winter 2020/21 season.