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Coronavirus

Germany calls for tougher EU travel rules to fight COVID-19 delta variant

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The European Union needs a more unified approach on travel rules to ward off the spread of the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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“We are obviously concerned about the delta variant,” Merkel told reporters on arriving in Brussels for an EU summit on Thursday. “I will lobby for a more coordinated approach, particularly with regard to entries from regions where virus variants abound.”

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