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Merkel backs stricter virus measures over Christmas

by LLB Editor
9th Dec 20 11:16 am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed calls for stricter coronavirus measures over the Christmas period, telling lawmakers that the country’s daily death toll was “not acceptable”.

Addressing parliament, Merkel suggested that social distancing was not being observed properly, with contact still “far too high”.

She said she agreed with recommendations to close shops after Christmas and opposed opening hotels so that families can visit each other over the holiday period.

“I am really sorry… but if we’re paying the price of death tolls at 590 people daily then that’s, in my view, not acceptable,” she told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Germany imposed a “lockdown light” last month, but deaths linked to Covid-19 have risen markedly since the beginning of December, bringing the total tally to almost 20,000.M

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