German Economy Minister says partial blockade could last until spring 2021

"We have three to four long winter months ahead," recalled Peter Altmaier, stressing that "it is possible that restrictions will remain in the first months of 2021". During this week, Germany tightened its measures against covid-19 until at least 20 December.

Germany's partial blockade measures could be extended until early spring if infections are not controlled, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said, according to "Reuters" this Saturday, 28 November.

"We have three to four long winter months ahead," recalled Peter Altmaier, stressing that "it is possible that restrictions will remain in the first months of 2021". The German Economy Minister also explained that it was not possible to reduce the restrictions, as there were "incidents of more than 50 infections per 100.000 inhabitants in large parts of Germany".

For his part, Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed with the leaders of Germany's 16 federal states on Wednesday to extend and tighten measures against Covid-19 until at least December 20.

Germany imposed some restrictions in early November, which led to the closure of bars and restaurants, but allowed schools and shops to remain open. The measures stopped the exponential growth of cases, but infections stabilized at a high level.

This Saturday, 21.695 new cases of coronavirus in Germany were confirmed, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases, bringing the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic to 1.028.089.

Related

Germany passes the barrier of one million cases of infection

Germany will extend restrictions against the covid-19 until early January, including the closure of bars and restaurants and restrictions on participants in private meetings, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday night.

Germany marks general election for September 26, 2021

Angela Merkel announced at the end of 2018, after several electoral setbacks for her Christian Democratic Party (CDU), that she would not run for a fifth term, leaving her position since 2005.
Recommended

Environment, immigration and racial equality. Joe Biden moves away from legacy left by Donald Trump

Masks, social distance, climate, immigration and economy. These are Joe Biden's main focuses as he takes his new seat in the Oval Office for the US presidency.

Japan maintains expectations of returning to budget surpluses in the long run

Japan holds the largest public debt in terms of GDP in the world, with 223%, a situation that places the country particularly under pressure and vulnerable to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden: US President signs return to Paris Agreement

On November 04, the United States formally left the Paris Agreement, a global pact signed five years ago with the aim of halting the threat of catastrophic climate change.
Comments