The U.K. left the EU on Jan. 31, but remained part of the 27-nation bloc's economic embrace during an 11-month transition as the two sides tried to negotiate a new free-trade deal to take effect Jan.1
So-called antigen tests, which look for a specific protein on the virus, were first launched months ago.
The number of patients who are on lung ventilation has also doubled in 9 days, she noted.
The European Union is considering whether to impose sanctions as well. Germany currently holds the EU's rotating presidency.
“There was a meeting, but one shouldn’t call it secret,” Navalny said in a tweet, referring to media reports alleging that Merkel made a secret visit to the Charite hospital where he remained for 32 d
The talks between two of the world's three largest economies and traders was an opportunity for Brussels and Beijing to take stock of their ties.
Environmentalist Greens made big gains in Sunday's elections for mayors and councils in North Rhine-Westphalia state.
Merkel has seen her approval ratings rise during the pandemic but ruled out seeking a fifth term and remained coy about her post-retirement plans.
Germany's response to the virus is generally viewed as relatively successful, but the country has seen a pickup in new infections in recent weeks, as have many others in Europe.
The EU's rotating presidency is Merkel's "last chance" to make her mark as one of Europe's great leaders.
The protest comes as Germany's parliament prepares to vote Friday on legislation codifying plans to phase out the burning of coal by 2038.
Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who led the regional administration in the Kassel area of central Germany, was shot on his porch.
Several nations that have women at the helm have done better at controlling the virus and have lifted lockdowns sooner, thereby hastening economic recovery.
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said that the aim is to restore free travel across Germany's borders on June 15.
The Maltese foreign ministry told Michael Zammit Tabona to remove the message and the diplomat, who served as ambassador to Finland since 2014, had resigned.