German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds an emergency meeting today on Wednesday with the prime ministers of the German states to discuss slowing down the spread of the coronavirus throughout the country, says a local The Local.
According to the newspaper, according to a draft document seen before the summit, Merkel is pushing for a partial but nationwide closure. This means strict restrictions and closes, among other things, the country’s bars, restaurants and hotels. However, schools and kindergartens would remain open as planned.
According to the draft, a breach of the rules would result in some kind of punishment, but the draft did not specify in more detail what the breach means in practice.
Infections on the rise
In Germany, the number of infections has increased so much that not all local authorities are able to trace infections. The idea would be that the closure would last most of November to control the situation so that people could spend Christmas with their families.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Germany rose by almost 15,000 on Wednesday, the German public health authority said. Robert Koch Institute.
The number of deaths increased by 85. There are now a total of 10,183 people living with coronary infections in the country.