Up to 70% of Germany’s population is likely to get infected with coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Merkel underlined that her government’s priority will be to take measures to slow down the spread of the virus, and gain time for coronavirus vaccine or treatment studies. 

“Many experts say that 60 to 70% of population will become infected, as we don’t have immunity in the population against this virus, and yet there is no option to be vaccinated, and no treatment available,” Merkel said.

“So first and foremost, it’s about gaining

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