Covid cases rise across Europe: Germany says increases are 'expected'

Covid cases have begun rising across Europe, with Germany the latest country to issue a warning after infections rose sharply this week – but added the rise is to be ‘expected’ as winter approaches.

The German health ministry said on Friday that cases are ‘escalating’ in ‘all age groups’ after recording almost 20,000 new infections in 24 hours, a rise of 70 per cent week-on-week even with mask mandates and Covid passports in place. 

‘It is to be expected that the increase in case numbers will pick up speed in… autumn and winter,’ Oliver Ewald said, with German ministers not expected to…

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