Coronavirus: Germany to Test 200,000 People a Day

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Germany is planning to test 200,000 people a day for coronavirus in the hope of replicating South Korea’s success in slowing the outbreak, it has emerged.

Angela Merkel’s government wants to test all suspected cases and the entire circle of people who have come into contact with a confirmed patient.

South Korea ‘can be an example’ and may also provide a model of how to use mobile phone tracking to contain the virus, Germany’s disease control chief says.

Germany is already testing more than any other European country at a rate of up to 500,000 a week, but the latest plans would more than double that capacity.

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