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German politicians warn of tighter restrictions to combat fifth wave

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Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has raised its risk assessment for the population in the light of the Omicron variant, now deeming even fully vaccinated people in Germany to be at “high risk” of contracting the coronavirus, it tweeted on Monday. For the unvaccinated, the risk remained “very high,” while for those who have been vaccinated and received a booster, the infectious diseases agency estimated the risk to be moderate. Overall, the risk to the population was classified as “very high,” the institute wrote in its revised risk assessment, which included warnings of a potential sudden…

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