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DW News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Several German states demand April lockdown extension | DW News” – below is their description.
Several states are seeking to extend COVID-19 restrictions into April as Germany battles a third wave of the coronavirus, according to a draft plan obtained by news agencies on Sunday. Top officials are set to discuss the shutdowns on Monday.
The proposal comes as the coronavirus incidence rate crossed the critical mark of 100 cases per 100,000 people. The government had previously announced that this would be enough to trigger new curbs.
The draft document, seen by the DPA and AFP news agencies, cited the high infection rate, which is being “accelerated by COVID-19 variants.”
Europe’s biggest economy had begun easing restrictions before the latest wave of infections. The authorities reopened schools in late February, and some shops were allowed to resume business earlier this month.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference on Friday that Germany should not hesitate to go into lockdown again if necessary.DW News YouTube Channel
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