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Angela Merkel Gives Go Ahead to 'Short National Lockdown' in Germany to Curb Covid Cases

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. Image credits: Reuters.

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany. Image credits: Reuters.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer made the statement on Wednesday.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is in favour of tightening virus restrictions in Germany for a short period to stem rising case numbers, her spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Merkel backs calls for a “short national lockdown”, Ulrike Demmer said, noting that the country’s health system was under growing pressure.

A patchwork of rules across Germany’s 16 states “is not contributing to security and acceptance at the moment”, Demmer told reporters.

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first published:April 07, 2021, 16:23 IST