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Hardest months of coronavirus are still ahead of us, Merkel says

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on her protective mask after speaking in a news conference during the second face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium October 2, 2020. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The latest figures on coronavirus infections are worrying, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a Brussels news conference on Friday, adding that worst months of the pandemic were still ahead.

“Everyone is concerned that the number of infections is on the rise,” she said. “Everybody knows that the most difficult months are ahead of us.”

Writing by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Michelle Adair