Jens Spahn

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A tram driving through downtown Lisbon.  The Delta variant now accounts for 60% of infections in the Portuguese city, and authorities banned travel in and out of the capital for three days. Photograph: AP Photo/Armando Franca

Countries across Europe are watching the advance of the Delta variant of Covid-19 with increasing concern as the more infectious strain drives fresh s(...)

An excursion boat passes a beer garden in Inning on the Ammersee near Munich, Germany, on May 10th. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA

The EU’s biggest countries are lifting coronavirus restrictions in the hope that accelerating vaccination programmes will allow a speedier return to n(...)

 A South African health worker administering the Johnson and Johnson  vaccine at Khayelitsha hospital in Cape Town. Photograph. EPA/Nic Bothma

Germany has moved into top gear with its Covid-19 vaccination programme, allowing anyone who wishes to receive the one-jab Johnson & Johnson vacci(...)

German health minister Jens Spahn says the 12-week gap between first and second doses of AstraZeneca vaccinations could be shortened. Photograph: Ahmad Yusni/EPA

British officials said on Friday people under 40 should be offered an alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine where possible due to a sma(...)

German health minister Jens Spahn (left) speaking to a health worker as Regina Andelum gets a coronavirus vaccine at a vaccination centre in Hamburg. Photograph: EPA/Daniel Reinhardt/pool

Europe Correspondent Germany set a new EU vaccination record by administering over a million jabs in a single day this week as a boost in deliveries h(...)

People line up in front of the vaccination centre at the Arena Treptow in Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday. Photograph: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

The meeting had dragged on almost three hours, oxygen levels were reaching a critical point and I was losing the will to live. It was 2009, and my I(...)

Healthcare workers  help a patient in a wheelchair from a  special ambulance   in the town of Semily, Czech Republic.   Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty Images

A fresh wave of Covid-19 infections is sweeping across Europe, threatening a renewed round of restrictions to cope with rising hospitalisations and de(...)

A street sign indicating that the use of face masks is mandatory, hangs near the Bandenburg Gate in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP via Getty Images)

German health minister Jens Spahn on Friday dampened hopes that further coronavirus restrictions will be lifted soon, saying rising infections could (...)

A doctor vaccinating a healthcare worker  at her private practice  in the state of Brandenburg, Germany. Photograph: EPA/Sean Gallup

German leaders meeting on Wednesday agreed a slow relaxation of the country’s second, three-month lockdown. Larger private gatherings will be possibl(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference after meeting with vaccine producers and Germany’s state prime ministers for a “vaccine discussion” via video conference. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised all Germans a first shot of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of September, as long as drugmakers stick to their delivery(...)

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