Germany cannot lift all coronavirus restrictions at end of January - minister

FILE PHOTO: A sign reads "terrace closed, don't sit down" in front of a closed restaurant as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues during an extended lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will not be able to lift all restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus at the beginning of February, Health Minister Jens Spahn said.

There would be a need to reduce contacts for another two or three months, Spahn told Deutschlandfunk radio on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold; Editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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