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Germany identifies first case of coronavirus

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    HoolaBoola
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    It does sound like they're really well prepared for it. I guess especially in big countries, it's not a question of if the virus will spread there, but rather when will it spread.

    German Health Minister Jens Spahn said he was not surprised the virus had reached Germany but the case in Bavaria showed how well prepared the authorities were. He said the authorities were doing everything possible to stop the spread of the virus.

    It does sound like they're really well prepared for it. I guess especially in big countries, it's not a question of if the virus will spread there, but rather when will it spread.

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    1. ali
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      Anecdotal, but a relative is a paramedic here in Germany- they have already told them last week that if anyone has a cough and you suspect it might be related to the virus, put on a breathing mask...

      Anecdotal, but a relative is a paramedic here in Germany- they have already told them last week that if anyone has a cough and you suspect it might be related to the virus, put on a breathing mask (is that the term?) and everyone was encouraged to carry them with them during work at all time.