The head of Germany's disease control agency has warned that the country faces a "really terrible Christmas" unless steps are taken to counter the sharp rise in coronavirus infections.
The nation has been hit hard by a fourth wave of COVID-19, which is currently spreading across Europe.
The institute said on Thursday that 65,371 newly confirmed cases had been reported in a single day, a new record and continuing the upward trend that experts have been warning about for weeks.
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