German Chancellor Merkel says we are in a race to get vaccinations done

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Says we are in a very serious situation now

  • case numbers are rising exponentially thanks to the Britsih variant of the virus
  • where cases are above 100/100K/week we must halt opening measures 
  • the fewer new infections now the faster vaccinations will have an impact
  • April 1 – 5 will be a period of quiet days of reduced social contacts
  • this will be an extended easter when people should stay at home
  • no more than 5 adults for 2 households can meet at home at once over this time
  • for most of this time only food shops will be open
  • April 1 and 3 will be treated as holidays 
  • We advice to refrain from all travel 

Merkel speaking after a meeting with state leaders … announcing some very strict lockdown measures for 5 days April 1 to 5. Gotta say … why the wait? April 1 is 9 days away! 

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