Germany fears spiralling Covid spread as cases rise suddenly

Rate of new infections reaches 4,000 with predictions it could soon exceed 10,000 a day

Germany’s leading public health body has warned that the country’s coronavirus infection is in danger of spiralling out of control, amid a significant overnight rise in new cases to 4,000, and predictions the figure could soon reach more than 10,000 a day.

Lothar Wieler, president of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said: “It is possible that we will see more than 10,000 cases a day and that the virus will spread uncontrollably.”

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