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Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus


Peter Steffen – Associated Press

A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples in her hands at the Lower Saxony State Office for Consumer Protection and Food Safety (LAVES) in Hanover, Germany, Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

BERLIN - Late last year - long before most people had heard of the new coronavirus now sweeping the globe - scientists in Germany sprang into action to develop a test for the virus that was causing an unusual respiratory disease in central China.

They had one by mid-January - and labs around the country were ready to start using it just weeks later, around the same time that Europe's most populous country registered its first case.


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