Covid cases traced to church service in Germany

Covid cases traced to church service in Germany

Service at the Catholic church St Ursula in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 16 May 2020

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Church services in Germany have resumed, as long as distancing and other rules are observed

More than 40 churchgoers who attended a service after lockdown was eased in Germany earlier this month have contracted coronavirus, officials say.

The service was held on 10 May at a Baptist church in Frankfurt.

Church officials say they followed social distancing rules and disinfected the building ahead of the service.

Each of Germany’s 16 states determines its own lockdown exit plans. Hesse, where Frankfurt located, relaxed restrictions on worship on 1 May.

Those att

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