Angela merkel in quarantäne

BERLIN, Nov 17 ( - Germany's coronavirus situation zu sein dramatic, Chancellor angela Merkel warned top top Wednesday, phone call for an extra press on vaccinations a day prior to federal and regional leaders meet kommen sie agree top top measures zu curb a 4th wave von the virus.

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Germany report 52,826 new infections top top Wednesday - a jump von a der dritte tag from a woche ago und another daily record, if 294 human being died, bringing the total kommen sie 98,274, as the pandemic tightens its tight on Europe.

The surge in infections comes at in awkward time bei Germany with the conservative merkel acting bei a caretaker volume while three other parties negotiate to form a new government after an inconclusive september election.

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Merkel said a national effort was needed und appealed to federal und regional leaders meeting on Thursday to introduce steps zu trigger tighter restrictions based on die number des infected civilization being hospitalised in a week.

A draft of the document zu be discussed und seen von sets out steps, including forcing world to show proof von vaccination or restore or a negative covid19 test on public transport and at work and imposing tighter restrictions for leisure activities.




A person passes a sign, that indicates that masks space mandatory bei Marburg, Germany, november 17, 2021. Bimmer

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In addition, financial aid zum companies und individuals hit von the crisis could be extended von three months kommen sie the ende of in march 2022.

Merkel appealed to vaccine-sceptics zu change their minds und called for a speedier distribution of booster shots.

"If enough human being get vaccinated that is the means out von the pandemic," merkel told a congress des German city mayors.

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Only 68% des people an Europe's many populous country are completely vaccinated - reduced than ns average in western Europe due kommen sie a brauchtums of vaccine hesitancy, if 5% of the population has had actually a booster shot.

The society Democrats, Greens and Free Democrats, that aim to form the next government, will also propose measures to fight ns pandemic bei a draft law zu go to parliament ~ above Thursday.

That would certainly replace notfall powers, early out to end on Nov. 25, which carry out a national legal framework zum restrictions. Merkel's conservatives want to extend this powers instead.

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Writing von Paul Carrel, Emma Thomasson, Madeline ChambersEditing über Riham Alkousaa, unterschrift Heinrich und Giles Elgood

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