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Top questions about Coronavirus

1 When can we stop wearing masks?
2 When can we travel again?
3 When can we expect the second stimulus?
4 When can we return bottles?
5 When can we stop social distancing?

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Germany economy package for coronavirus pandemic

Germany agrees to a 130 billion euro package to boost the economy affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Germany will put 130 billion euros into an economic stimulus package to revive an economy that was severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel said late Wednesday.
As part of the far-reaching measures, outlined in a 15-page document, the value-added tax is to be lowered temporarily, families are to receive 300 euros per child, and the state discount on the purchase of electric cars is to be doubled to 6,000 euros.

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Trump hurried to the White House bunker

Donald Trump was rushed into a White House bunker when hundreds of people protesting the death of George Floyd gathered outside, throwing stones and pulling at police barricades.

The US President is believed to have spent almost an hour in the bunker – which is intended for use in emergencies such as terrorist attacks – while violent demonstrations continued in dozens of US cities.
Mr Floyd, 46, died after a white former police officer was filmed kneeling by the neck for almost nine minutes during his arrest in Minneapolis for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill in a store.

The protests outside the White House triggered one of the highest alarms at the U.S. President’s residence since the September 11 attacks.

Police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a large crowd of people who ignored the social distancing measures of the Coronavirus and protested to the White House in Lafayette Park.
People ran away and piled up street signs and plastic barriers to start a fire in a nearby street, with some pulling an American flag down from a building and throwing it into the fire.

Mr Trump was unsettled by the scenes, as a Republican close to the White House, who was not authorised to discuss it publicly, spoke on condition of anonymity.