Germany officially surpassed 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
By numbers: Country reported 20,819 confirmed cases and 371 deaths as of Friday, per JHU.
Large Image: The achievement came a month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the state would do it lockdown under one of the most stringent measures in Europe.
- Earlier this week, Merkel and other German officials decided to extend the lockdown through December and add more restrictions in a bid to bring the number below 50 per 100,000 population each week. AP.
- Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Saturday that the lockdown could even be extended to the spring of 2021 “if the infection is not controlled,” Reuters write.
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