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Coronavirus
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11824hr
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539524hr
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Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel urges Germans to celebrate Easter quietly

Merkel urges Germans to celebrate Easter quietly

  • "It should be a quiet Easter, with those closest to you, with very reduced contact. I urge you to refrain from all non-essential travel," Merkel said in a video message, adding this was the only way to help the doctors and nurses fighting the virus.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 07:14pm
Merkel under pressure to spell out plan to beat virus surge
World

Merkel under pressure to spell out plan to beat virus surge

  • The clock is ticking for Germany to reverse soaring infections which, according to its top public health official, could jump to 100,000 a day from 20,000 now.
  • Germany stepped up lockdown measures in December to contain a second wave of infections, which has now turned into a third wave although with fewer deaths.
Published 29 Mar, 2021 06:34pm
German CDU confirms Laschet as new leader in postal ballot
World

German CDU confirms Laschet as new leader in postal ballot

  • Laschet, premier of Germany's most populous state and the self-styled Merkel continuity candidate, won 83.35% of the valid postal votes cast by 1,001 delegates.
  • "The CDU remains Germany's Europe party," Laschet told reporters, stressing that he wanted his leadership of the party to be marked by dialogue with its grass roots.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 09:16pm
Merkel sees coronavirus lockdown until early April
World

Merkel sees coronavirus lockdown until early April

  • If we don't manage to stop this British virus, then we will have 10 times the number of cases by Easter.
  • Merkel said the coming eight to ten weeks would be very hard if the British variant spreads to Germany.
Published 12 Jan, 2021 04:49pm
Germany set to extend lockdown until end of January
World

Germany set to extend lockdown until end of January

  • Like many other European countries, Germany is struggling to contain a second wave of the virus.
  • Merkel and state premiers are largely agreed on keeping shops and restaurants shut until the end of January.
Published 05 Jan, 2021 05:13pm