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Tyskland minns sina covid-döda

Tysklands förbundskansler Angela Merkel och president Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Arkivbild.
Tysklands förbundskansler Angela Merkel och president Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Arkivbild. Foto: Kay Nietfeld/AP/TT

80 000 tyskar har avlidit i sviterna av covid-19. På söndagen ska landet minnas de döda med en tv-sänd minnesstund där såväl förbundskansler Angela Merkel som president Frank-Walter Steinmeier deltar.

Med påbud om flaggorna på halv stång över hela landet ska Merkel och Steinmeier under morgonen delta vid en ekumenisk ceremoni vid Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche i centrala Berlin.

De kommer sedan att delta i en ceremoni i konserthuset där Steinmeier ska hålla ett tal till nationen.

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