Germany’s Altmaier: COVID-19 infection numbers still much too high in most regions

The virus numbers not developing as we would like, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk on Monday, adding that the public must do more to reduce contacts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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COVID-19 infection numbers still much too high in most regions.

People must show more discipline and reduce contacts to slow spread of COVID-19.

Pandemic aid for companies can’t be extended indefinitely.

Convinced we won’t raise taxes in this parliamentary period.

EUR/USD in multi-month highs

EUR/USD eases off three-month tops of 1.1977 but remains better bid at 1.1969, as of writing. Focus shifts to the German CPI.

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