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US News Covid-19. Germany wants Europe to ban ski trips by January 10

01:15  26 november  2020
01:15  26 november  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Germany, which will extend its restrictions to fight the Covid-19 pandemic until early January, on Wednesday 25 November 2020 asked the European Union to ban ski trips by January 10.

Germany wants the European Union to ban ski trips by January 10 to avoid new infections with Covid-19, the text negotiated by Angela Merkel and the German regional states said on Wednesday, November 25.

"I will be honest with you, it will probably not be easy, but we will try", specified in the wake at a press conference the German Chancellor who invites the Germans not to go abroad during the Christmas holidays, in particular for ski holidays.

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Bavaria, very popular with German skiers, had anticipated this warning by announcing Tuesday the closure of its stations for Christmas.

Austria, a territory at risk

But neighboring Austria is on another line and plans to open its tracks. Austria is still considered by Germany as a risk territory where the virus is actively circulating.

One of its busiest stations, Ischgl, was also a major source of contamination last winter, infecting tourists from several European countries.

Tuesday evening, in his speech, French President Emmanuel Macron, for his part, explained that it seemed to him "impossible to envisage a reopening for the holidays" of ski resorts in France.

Restrictions extended until early January

Angela Merkel had previously announced that Germany would extend until early January its restrictions to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, including the closure of bars and restaurants and the limitations of participants in private meetings.

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Due to the COVID - 19 pandemic, restrictions are in place for entry into Germany from a large number of countries. Moreover, persons arriving from many countries Under the current specimen regulation, the following applies: Upon entry into Germany following a stay in a risk area within the last 10 days.

For now, much of Europe is on Austria’s “low-risk” list — meaning arrivals can visit without any restrictions. But regions in Bulgaria, France, Portugal, Romania, Spain and the Czech Republic are deemed high risk, meaning arrivals must provide a negative PCR test result or sign a form confirming

"We still have to make efforts […] the number of daily infections is still at a much too high level," declared the Chancellor after more than seven hours of discussions with the leaders of the 16 states German regions. The infection rate in Germany thus reached 139.6 per 100,000 inhabitants on Wednesday and 195.3 per 100,000 in the capital, Berlin, far from the target of 50/100 000.

Germany counted on Wednesday 961,320 officially declared cases of Covid-19 (+18,633 in 24 hours) and 14,771 deaths (+410, new record), according to the Robert Koch health watch institute. The symbolic mark of one million cases should be crossed in the next few days.

Private meetings for up to ten people for the holidays

The only relaxation granted by the German leaders: private meetings can reach 10 people from December 23 to January 1, children under 14 not included. Outside of this period, private meetings are limited to five people.

Firecrackers and fireworks, very popular with Germans at Christmas time, will be banned in the busiest squares and streets.

The schools will remain open until the holidays, on December 19, foresees the text negotiated by the Chancellor and the 16 Länder and transmitted to the press.

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