Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that many citizens do not seem to understand the gravity of the situation and that even as more people are vaccinated, this alone is not enough. Merkel called on Germany’s 16 states, which largely set their own policies to contain the pandemic, to tighten restrictions this week.
– We currently have a very tragic situation. This is the worst we have seen so far, Angela Merkel told representatives of the CDU.
After Bavaria, Saxony is another federal state that has decided to introduce new, more stringent measures to combat COVID-19, including on the closure of recreational and cultural facilities. Many places will be inaccessible to the unvaccinated, and there will be curfews in the counties with the highest infection rates.
The new regulations go into effect on Monday and will remain in effect until December 12. Freedom without responsibility is called selfishness, (…) It’s all about solidarity. The Prime Minister of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, said the new measures were absolutely necessary.
A curfew will be imposed in areas with the highest number of coronavirus infections (more than 1,000 per 100,000 inhabitants). There are currently four such provinces: Meissen, Bautzen, Leipzig and Saxon Switzerland.
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