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Germany Bans Gatherings of More Than Two to Control Coronavirus Spread, Says Angela Merkel

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"Our own behaviour is the most effective way" of slowing the rate of infection, Merkel said of the unprecedented nationwide measures, which are initially slated to remain in force for two weeks.

Diksha Modi
  • AFP Berlin
  • Last Updated: March 22, 2020, 10:46 PM IST
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that gatherings of more than two people will be banned in public to control the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"Our own behaviour is the most effective way" of slowing the rate of infection, Merkel said of the unprecedented nationwide measures, which are initially slated to remain in force for two weeks.

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