June 23, 2020 / 8:57 AM / 15 days ago

Leading health official optimistic Germany can prevent second pandemic wave

FILE PHOTO: A general view of a block of flats that has been quarantined after dozens of residents tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Goettingen near Hannover June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Annkathrin Weis

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s leading health official said on Tuesday the country is at risk of experiencing a second coronavirus wave but added he was optimistic it can be prevented.

Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute for public health, was speaking at a press briefing in Berlin.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; editing by Madeline Chambers

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