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Coronavirus: how contract tracing helped Germany out of lockdown

Posted On: 26 May 2020   |   Posted By: The Week

Coronavirus: how contract tracing helped Germany out of lockdown

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Britain racing to recruit an army of virus-trackers as Germany begins reopening its economy
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A Berlin restaurant reopens after the coronavirus lockdown
Britain racing to recruit an army of virus-trackers as Germany begins reopening its economy
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The Week Staff
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:58pm
As restaurants reopen in Berlin and confidence returns to corporate Frankfurt, Germany seems to be blazing a trail out of the coronavirus crisis with a comprehensive track-and-trace system.
“The German economy is beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel,” Reuters reports, with one regional leader saying that he plans to lift all lockdown restrictions within two weeks.
The UK, now busy recruiting its own army of contact tracers , is hoping to follow Germany's lead.
Testing or tracking?
From the early days of the outbreak, Germany has sought to trace and quarantine anyone who came into contact with a carrier of the Covid-19...

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