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Schumi still in wake-up phase

Michael Schumacher's family continue to "strongly believe" that the Formula One legend will recover from a life-threatening skiing accident.

Schumacher has been in a coma since the accident on Dec 29 and a family statement on Thursday said he was "still in a waking up process", which could take a long time.

The statement came a day after Germany's biggest-selling newspaper, Bild, reported that Schumacher had contracted a lung infection.

The drugs used to keep Schumacher in a coma have been reduced with a view to bringing him back to consciousness. 
- AFP.