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World Germany is also preparing to toughen its measures against the second wave, Merkel wants a "lockdown light"

00:50  28 october  2020
00:50  28 october  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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Chancellor Angela Merkel in planning a " lockdown light " that will focus on closing bars Infections have almost doubled in the past week in Germany and cases are also rising across The Rottal-Inn district in Bavaria announced a two-week lockdown starting on Tuesday that will force its 120,000

Chancellor Angela Merkel in planning a " lockdown light " that will focus on closing bars, restaurants and public events to slow a second wave of Infections have almost doubled in the past week in Germany and cases are also rising across Europe and large parts of the Northern Hemisphere.

  L’Allemagne se prépare aussi à durcir ses mesures face à la seconde vague, Merkel veut un « lockdown light » © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

Germany is preparing in turn to toughen its control measures against the rapid spread of the new coronavirus, several politicians pleading this Tuesday, October 27 for a turn of the screw, on the eve of a crisis meeting.

"We now need to take decisions quickly and decisively in order to break this second wave of infection," Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz said in an interview with German DPA.

Discussions between Angela Merkel’s government and regional leaders have been moved forward to Wednesday, instead of the original Friday.

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According to the media, the Chancellor advocates a "light lockdown" with the closure of restaurants and bars, as well as a ban on public gatherings. Schools and nurseries would remain open.

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BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel in planning a " lockdown light " that will focus on Infections have almost doubled in the past week in Germany and cases are also rising across A government official said on condition of anonymity that the measures described by Bild as a

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Olaf Scholz advocates “targeted”, “time-limited” measures, and especially as far as possible taken in tune by the 16 German regions, which - federalism obliges - are competent in health matters and can decide their own restrictions without let the government have its say.

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A fortnight ago, Angela Merkel and the regional barons decided to limit the number of participants in private meetings, considered as centers of spread, from a certain threshold of new infections.

But they had failed to agree on a common national line. Some less affected Länder had, for example, decided de facto stay bans for their compatriots coming from "red zones".

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BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel in planning a " lockdown light " that will focus on closing bars, restaurants and public events to slow a second wave of COVID-19 infections in Germany , Bild newspaper reported on Monday.

Merkel and leaders of Germany ’s 16 states will meet on Wednesday to decide on additional restrictive measures to slow the second wave of the pandemic. Daily Bild reported the chancellor is planning a “ lockdown - light ” which would mainly focus on the closure of bars and restaurants to try to contain the

The Chancellor, a rare thing, had publicly declared herself "dissatisfied".

All affected regions

Since then, new Covid-19 infections have rapidly climbed above 10,000 in the country, a record 14,714 having been reached on Saturday. The virus is now gradually spreading to all regions.

"We will probably have 20,000 new infections by the end of this week," warned Conservative Economy Minister Peter Altmaier.

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We need "homogeneous rules and the courage as in the spring to make uncomfortable decisions", estimated the head of government of Saarland Tobias Hans.

The popular Bavarian Markus Söder, champion of very restrictive measures against the virus, pleaded for him to "act immediately and correctly rather than late and without conviction".

But the leader of Thuringia, in the former GDR, Bodo Ramelow (Radical Left) has already ruled out approving any national lockdown on Wednesday.

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