Germany will extend the current closures until April 18, but for Easter, its top tightness will also be introduced.
Germany Extends current closures until April 18, announced Tuesday German wave (DW) German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after discussing the 16 federal provinces until the early hours of the morning. However, in the run-up to Easter, from April 1 to 5, most stores, including grocery stores, will have to close, even with stricter restrictions in place.
To break the rapid growth of the third wave, Merkel justified this decision, D.W. The number of cases has reached levels, which, according to officials, place a heavy burden on already intensive care units.
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As a result, cultural institutions, entertainment venues and sports facilities will be closed, and even drastic measures will be put in place for Easter:
- Churches are asked to conduct Christian commandments online.
- On a 5 day long weekend, no more than 5 adults from two homes can meet.
- Testing and vaccination centers are open.
- Public meetings are prohibited.
- Nearly all stores will be closed for the five-day weekend, with only grocery stores open on Saturday, April 3rd.
- Travelers from Germany on vacation should check themselves before returning.
The tightness will apply to areas where the number of new cases per 100,000 population exceeds 100 for seven days. In areas where the incidence rate is above 100 for three consecutive days, more drastic measures should be introduced.
The situation is very serious
According to Merkel, the “situation” is “very, very serious” because of the spread of corona virus strains. “We are basically in a new epidemic. Merkel said Germany should “be cautious and flexible” as they will compete with the time it takes to vaccinate people.
Many have said that Bavarian Prime Minister Marcus Soder may be at the most dangerous stage of the epidemic and that he is underestimating the situation. According to Soder, the purpose of closing Easter is to slow down the virus.
Berlin Mayor Michael Mர்ller thought it was important to have time when vaccines were available.
According to the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health (RKI), the seven-day infection rate per 100,000 people in Germany on Tuesday morning was 108.1, well above the 100-person limit for health care (and especially intensive care). Still deal.
In the previous 24 hours, 7,485 infections were tested. This is an increase of 30 percent from 5480 a week earlier. MTI writes that SARS-CoV-2 has been diagnosed in 2,674,710 people, along with newly registered infections.
According to the Hungarian News Agency, 250 deaths were reported in a single day due to the virus (Govit-19), an increase from 238 a week earlier. With the new deaths, the number of infected people in Germany rose to 74,964.