Regional News • Europe • Germany
2020-12-13T10:28:12+00:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced new national lockdown measures until the 10th of January.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced new national lockdown measures until the 10th of January.
Alexanderplatz, Berlin, during the Covid-19 outbreak in April 2020 Credit: Neomicro (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

The German chancellor has announced the closure of stores, schools and daycare centres in the run-up to Christmas to stem the surge in coronavirus cases. The new rules will come into effect from Wednesday, December 16th and will last until January 10th

According to the new measures, retail will close except for essential goods. There will be a ban on fireworks ahead of New Year’s Eve, hair salons, schools and daycare centres will also close. Takeaway food and food delivery is still possible, but takeaway cannot be eaten near the place of purchase

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