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Germany: 'We want to act regionally, target specifically' says Merkel amid increasing COVID cases03:19

Germany: 'We want to act regionally, target specifically' says Merkel amid increasing COVID cases

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September 30, 2020 at 06:41 GMT -00:00 · Published

Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, reiterated during a press conference held in Berlin on Tuesday, that there will be no nationwide lockdown but rather regional and targeted actions to tackle the COVID crisis, as the country is facing around 2,000 new infections per day.

"Our goal is to maintain public and private life as much as we can. And this means, if high infection rates occur, to act immediately, so that we manage to promptly get things under control and always specific to regions," said Merkel.

Merkel was speaking to reporters following an increase of COVID-19 cases in Germany, prompting the government to limit the number of people allowed at social gatherings in areas most affected by the virus.

"We want to act regionally, target specifically and not again, have a lockdown in the whole country. That absolutely needs to be avoided," Merkel explained, saying that "more difficult times" were yet to come "namely in the autumn and winter months."

Germany is currently dealing with around 2,000 new daily COVID-19 infections nationwide.

Germany: 'We want to act regionally, target specifically' says Merkel amid increasing COVID cases03:19
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Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, reiterated during a press conference held in Berlin on Tuesday, that there will be no nationwide lockdown but rather regional and targeted actions to tackle the COVID crisis, as the country is facing around 2,000 new infections per day.

"Our goal is to maintain public and private life as much as we can. And this means, if high infection rates occur, to act immediately, so that we manage to promptly get things under control and always specific to regions," said Merkel.

Merkel was speaking to reporters following an increase of COVID-19 cases in Germany, prompting the government to limit the number of people allowed at social gatherings in areas most affected by the virus.

"We want to act regionally, target specifically and not again, have a lockdown in the whole country. That absolutely needs to be avoided," Merkel explained, saying that "more difficult times" were yet to come "namely in the autumn and winter months."

Germany is currently dealing with around 2,000 new daily COVID-19 infections nationwide.

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