Coronavirus takes its turn on Germany's economy

Germany - Europe’s largest economy - shrinks by 2.2%, the worst since 2009 and the financial crisis

Slovenia becomes first European country to declare an end to its virus epidemic

Live Reporting Edited by Rebecca Seales All times stated are UK 12:36 'No lockdown' Sweden defends policy Sweden controversially opted to avoid a lockdown – a decision defended by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who says “there is no one-size-fits-all” in this crisis. He said some media had misreported Sweden’s policy and insisted that “life is not carrying on as normal”. “Many are staying at home,” he told a news conference. Social distancing is voluntary, but surveys suggest that most Swedes are doing it. The prime minister said the government’s public health recommendations were to be obeyed - “this is not friendly advice”. He also said the government had failed to do enough to protect the elderly. The vast majority of Sweden’s 3,529 deaths so far have been among the over-70s, the BBC's Maddy Savage reports. Sweden, with 10 million inhabitants, has not closed its borders, but has advised against travelling abroad.