CORRECTED Germany plans stricter control of COVID-19 test centres amid fraud claims

CORRECTED Germany plans stricter control of COVID-19 test centres amid fraud claims
Four coronavirus disease (COVID-19) antigen quick tests show a positive result, surrounded by negative COVID-19 antigen quick tests, in a doctor's surgery in Berlin, Germany, April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal HanschkeGermany will introduce stricter controls on the administering of coronavirus tests, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Saturday, after local media reports accused some centres of… Read More

Norway and Germany open power link boosting EU’s green energy supply

Norway and Germany open power link boosting EU’s green energy supply
Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (on screen) participate in the official opening of NordLink, the first power connection between Norway and Germany, in Oslo, Norway May 27, 2021. Gorm Kallestad/NTB/via REUTERS Germany and Norway officially opened NordLink on Thursday, a direct power cable between the two countries that will provide… Read More

Germany to fund Namibian projects worth 1.1 billion euros for colonial horrors, Namibian media say

Germany to fund Namibian projects worth 1.1 billion euros for colonial horrors, Namibian media say
WINDHOEK (Reuters) -Namibia says Germany has agreed to fund projects worth more than a billion euros over 30 years to atone for its role in genocide and property seizures in its-then colony more than a century ago, Namibian media reported on Thursday.Thousands of Herero and Nama people were killed by German colonial forces between 1904… Read More

Germany says production capacity, not patents, key to upping vaccine output

Germany says production capacity, not patents, key to upping vaccine output
The main challenge to raising production of COVID-19 vaccines is how to quickly and effectively transfer technology, Germany's health minister said Friday, reiterating Berlin's opposition to a U.S. proposal to waive patent protection."The main issue is not patent protection but production capacity," Jens Spahn told a news conference on Friday.In a jab at the Biden… Read More

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies, but loopholes feared

Germany bans surgeries on intersex babies, but loopholes feared
BERLIN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Germany has banned unnecessary surgeries on babies who are born intersex, neither clearly male or female, but critics warned on Friday that the new law could easily be sidestepped by doctors and parents.Lawmakers in the Bundestag parliament voted late on Thursday to join several European countries in banning cosmetic operations… Read More

Germany continues to use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Germany continues to use AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled "Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed Germany flag in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationBERLIN (Reuters) - Germany continues to use AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine according to the European Medicines Agency’s guidelines despite reports about serious side-effects and a suspension… Read More