Germany announces a partial lockdown in November

Germany announces a partial lockdown in November

Germany announces a partial lockdown in November Izvor: FRANCISCO SECO / POOL / AFP

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to implement a partial second lockdown in a bid to control rising coronavirus cases in the country.

The lockdown begins next Monday and will see restaurants, bars and clubs closed in order to "avoid a national health emergency," Merkel said Wednesday.

She added that in the last 10 days, the number of intensive care admissions in Germany have doubled. "I want to say what makes the situation particularly serious... the rate of dissemination is particularly high," she said.

From November 2, people residing in the country are advised to stay home, avoid travel and "keep their contacts to an absolute minimum," Merkel said. Social contacts will be limited to two households in public. Schools and kindergartens will remain open, but have to take strict hygiene measure to do so.

The measures will last for four weeks, and will be reassessed in two weeks time. Though strict, the guidelines are less harsh than the lockdown imposed this spring, which brought the country to a standstill.

Merkel's announcement comes after a meeting with leaders of Germany's 16 federal states to discuss the country's spike in cases, which has seen the state of Bavaria and Frankfurt introduce restrictions that range from curfews to localized lockdowns.

The country recorded a record 14,964 new daily infections on Wednesday, according to the country's disease and control agency the Robert Koch Institute.

Germany's total coronavirus case count now stands at 449,275 and the death toll at 10,098, the institute's data showed.

POVEZANE VIJESTI

Comments (0)

Comment sent successfully.

Comment sending failed.

Invalid CAPTCHA

* All fields are required

MOST POPULAR

NAJNOVIJE

READ MORE

NEWS

NEWS

Slovenia reports 1,591 infections, 43 deaths 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Coronavirus: 61 deaths, 7,041 new cases in Serbia 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Value of agricultural production increases to close to HRK 19 bn 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Arena Zagreb in-patient clinic starts operating, first patients to be admitted 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Germany extradites war crimes convict to Croatia 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Coronavirus: Bosnia reports 1,279 new cases, 34 deaths 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Coronavirus: Croatia registers 3,987 infections, 55 deaths 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Sarajevo ranked as most polluted city in the world 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

PROČITAJTE JOŠ

NEWS

NEWS

Slovenia reports 1,591 infections, 43 deaths 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Coronavirus: 61 deaths, 7,041 new cases in Serbia 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Value of agricultural production increases to close to HRK 19 bn 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Arena Zagreb in-patient clinic starts operating, first patients to be admitted 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Germany extradites war crimes convict to Croatia 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Coronavirus: Bosnia reports 1,279 new cases, 34 deaths 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Coronavirus: Croatia registers 3,987 infections, 55 deaths 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

NEWS

NEWS

Sarajevo ranked as most polluted city in the world 28.11.2020.

28.11.2020.  |  NEWS

loader