Germany reports record 11,287 new virus cases in 24 hours

A passenger is tested by a doctor at a corona screening station in the medical centre of the airport in Duesseldorf, western Germany, on July 27, 2020. 

Photo credit: Ina Fassbender | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Germany, like many European countries, has been facing a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases for several weeks.
  • Faced with the rebound, authorities have toughened anti-pandemic measures, such as banning large gatherings.
  • Local restrictions have also been imposed -- in Berlin, it is now compulsory to wear a mask on certain busy streets.

Germany recorded 11,287 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours, a sharp jump from the previous day and a record for the country since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to official data Thursday.

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