Germany is considering to significantly increase its coronavirus testing capacity and conduct up to 200,000 coronavirus tests a day to prevent hundreds of thousands of deaths, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Friday.

In a confidential report submitted to Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Interior Ministry underlined the importance of continued restrictions to public life for two months, and suggested conducting massive coronavirus testing like South Korea to prevent a “worst case scenario”, according to the weekly.

The report warned that if strict restrictions on public life would not be imposed, and infected people could not be identified and isolated through widespread testing,

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