The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, announced this Wednesday a set of new restrictions to try to contain the brutal escalation of coronavirus cases that the country is experiencing. These measures include actions such as expanding the mandatory use of the mask or restricting the hours of restaurants.
In the last 24 hours, Germany has registered 5,132 new cases and 43 deaths, the highest number of infections in the daily count since April 10 and that brings the total to more than 334,000 infected people and 9,677 fatalities, according to the balance published this Wednesday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency in charge of infectious disease control.
The German country is one of the most affected by the coronavirus crisis in Europe after Spain, France, the United Kingdom and Italy. The peak of infections of the pandemic registered in Germany was 6,000 cases in the months of March and April, after which the number fell to rise again in July. Among the measures to be discussed this Wednesday are reducing the number of people at social gatherings and closing times for bars and restaurants, according to the draft agreement negotiated on Wednesday by the chancellor and the leaders of the 16 German regions.