Germany has managed to slow the spread of new coronavirus cases, but the outbreak is far from being contained, the country’s disease control agency announced on Tuesday.

Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Professor Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said the latest figures showed that the lockdown measures were bearing fruit.

“We can observe some positive trends, but we cannot say that the outbreak is contained,” he said, and called on citizens to continue social distancing and follow basic hygiene measures.

As of Sunday, Germany has more fully recovered coronavirus patients than people still infected with the

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