More than 23,000 new infections, Germany is set to blockade the country next week

More than 23,000 new infections, Germany is set to blockade the country next week

Despite some differences, the federal and state authorities in Germany agreed on a blockade measure until January 10, 2021 to curb the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

People wear masks to prevent COVID-19 infection in Berlin, Germany, on November 27, 2020. (Photo: THX / TTXVN)

The day before the great online discussion took place COVID-19 translation between the Prime Minister Angela Merkel and the heads of states in Germany, the central and local governments on the evening of 12/12 agreed to implement the order full blockade at the latest from December 16 to.

According to the Vietnam News Agency in Berlin, although there are some differences, the federal government and the states have agreed on a “lockdown” measure until January 10, 2021 to curb the spread. SARS-CoV-2 virus.

This information comes after an exchange between the Office of the Federal Government and the Office of the 16-state constitutional office of Germany.

However, the German Prime Minister’s Palace wants to impose a blockade order from December 15, followed by a meeting on January 4, 2021 to discuss the progress of the epidemic so that it can relax or continue. Continuously prolonging this measure.

During the blockade, retail stores (except grocery stores) will be closed. Gathering activities will be limited to a maximum of 5 people in 2 households, excluding children under 14 years of age.

Particularly from December 24-26, Germany will allow meeting up to 10 people, possibly from more than 2 households if they are close relatives.

The concrete plan will be made after a December 13 online discussion between Chancellor Merkel with the heads of 16 German states.

Previously, the German press simultaneously reported that states led by the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Christian Social Union (CSU) agreed to conduct a hard blockade before Christmas. .

Meanwhile, Premier Winfried Kretschmann (Green party) of the state of Baden-Württemberg and the heads of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) want to blockade from December 16 to.

Regarding the disease situation in Germany, in the past 24 hours, in 15/16 of the country’s states (except for the state of Sachsen that has not yet announced), nearly 23,300 new cases have been reported, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases from the beginning. translates to more than 1,310,400 people, including 21,681 deaths. Except for the number of people who have recovered, Germany currently has more than 330,700 people infected./.

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