Germany announces tougher coronavirus restrictions

She also called “especially on young people to do without a few parties now in order to have a good life tomorrow”. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON / POOL

Berlin Governing Mayor Michael Mueller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) and Premier of Bavaria Markus Soeder during a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 14 October 2020. German Chancellor Merkel met the heads of the federal states for a discussion on the restrictions against the coronavirus (COVID-19). On Friday, Germany reported a record 7,334 new cases. “We are much closer to a second lockdown than we want to believe”, said Markus Soder, the state premier of Bavaria. “We have decided on this prophylactic number of 35 because we have seen some examples of how fast the increase happens from 35 to 50”, Merkel said. EPA-EFE/HAYOUNG JEON / POOL

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Germany on Wednesday announced tougher restrictions in an effort to combat a rise in coronavirus infections. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the country’s federal states agreed on limiting private gatherings to 15 attendees and a curfew for bars and restaurants from 11 pm in areas with a weekly rate of more than 35 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants. German Chancellor Merkel met the heads of the federal states for a discussion on the restrictions against the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the latest update, the country recorded 24 new deaths from the coronavirus, taking its total death toll to 9,734. As of Thursday, 655 COVID-19 patients were receiving treatment in intensive care units, and 329 were on ventilators. style=”font-size:40px; line-height: 1.3em; font-weight: 800; padding:7px;”>Germany announces tougher coronavirus restrictions

By Elena Pavlovska
Journalist

epa08745915 (L-R) Berlin Governing Mayor Michael Mueller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) and Premier of Bavaria Markus Soeder during a press conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 14 October 2020.