German health minister Karl Lauterbach

German health minister expects renewed coronavirus wave in autumn

BERLIN, Aug 24 (Reuters) – German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said on Wednesday he expects a wave of COVID-19 infections this autumn but ruled out further lockdowns or school closures.

He made the comments after a cabinet meeting during which the government approved stricter mask rules on trains and planes from October.

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