June 23, 2020 / 9:17 AM / 21 days ago

Leading health official optimistic Germany can prevent second pandemic wave

The head of Germany's Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, addresses a news conference on the country's situation amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany June 23, 2020. John Macdougall/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s leading health official said on Tuesday the country is at risk of experiencing a second coronavirus wave but added he was optimistic it can be prevented.

Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute for public health, was speaking at a press briefing in Berlin.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; editing by Madeline Chambers

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