Britain lowers virus alert, Germany sees spike in cases
June 19, 2020
BERLIN (AP) — Britain lowered its coronavirus threat level one notch Friday, becoming the latest country to claim it's getting a national outbreak under control.
The U.K.'s Joint Biosecurity Center recommended moving the COVID-19 risk in the country from the second-highest level, 4 - meaning transmission is high or rising exponentially - to level 3, where an epidemic is in general circulation.
Health officials say there's been a steady decrease in cases across the U.K. but localized outbreaks are still likely. Britain has Europe's highest pandemic death toll with more than 42,000 virus-re...