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Coronavirus cluster in refugee home in Germany

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Officers of the public order department in protective clothing gather in front of a central accommodation for refugees in St. Augustin, Germany, 18 May 2020.

According to the Cologne district government on late 17 May 2020, 70 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in the refugee facility in St. Augustin in the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis. A total of 300 persons were tested in the accommodation.

The infected persons were transferred to an isolation area. Further test results are still pending. The German Government and local authorities recently started easing restrictive measures put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus measures.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 342 to 174,697, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.

The tally showed deaths rose by 21 to 7,935.




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