Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the heads of Germany’s federal states to chart a path forward to curb rising infections nationwide. They agreed to curbs on parties in areas of high infection.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined new coronavirus measures on Tuesday, following an emergency meeting with the heads of all 16 federal states. The meeting was called as infections rise across the country. POLITICS | 30.09.2020
Merkel said the goal of the new measures was for authorities to get ahead of rising infections and avoid another national lockdown.
“We want to act regionally, specifically and purposefully, rather than shutting down the whole country again — this must be prevented at all costs,” Merkel told a news conference.
Merkel has warned that at the current rate of infection, Germany could see more than 19,000 cases per day by the end of the year. Over the past 24 hours, German health authorities have reported more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases.