COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN GERMANY TO CONTINUE IN JANUARY
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany will probably have to stick with measures to dampen the COVID-19 pandemic into January.
Merkel’s Chief of Staff also suggested that restrictions might be needed until March.
“Given the high number of infections, we assume that the restrictions which are in place before Christmas will continue to be valid until the start of January, certainly for most parts of Germany,” Merkel said.
Merkel agreed with leaders of Germany’s 16 federal states late on Wednesday to extend and tighten the coronavirus lockdown until Dec 20, but ease rules over the Christmas holidays to let families and friends celebrate together.