Germany not yet at coronavirus 'all-clear' threshold - minister

FILE PHOTO: Germany's Health Minister Jens Spahn wears a mask following a news conference on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Berlin, Germany February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Health Minister Jens Spahn said he did not see any indications that the 'all-clear' threshold for coronavirus case numbers was in touching distance all around Germany.

German regional and national leaders have said said that once coronavirus incidence falls to 35 cases per 100,000 population over the course of a week it will be possible to consider more extensive reopening from months of lockdown.

But Spahn said that, while incident numbers had fallen in some regions, this was not the case everywhere.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Paul Carrel)

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