German Chancellor Angela Merkel has informed lawmakers in her conservative party that she expects the closure in Germany to limit the spread of the Corona virus until the beginning of next April.
German newspaper Bild quoted Merkel as saying: “If we do not succeed in stopping this British virus, we will face ten times the number of cases by Easter. We need another eight to ten weeks of strict measures.”
In addition, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, in a video message posted on the German government website on Saturday, that the coming winter weeks will be the most difficult in terms of the development of the Covid-19 epidemic in Germany.
Since last December 16, procedures have been tightened in Germany. All establishments have been closed, except for grocery stores, small appliances stores, drugstores, pharmacies, opticians, banks, newspaper kiosks, post offices, pet stores and medical institutions, and residents have been asked not to leave the house without a good reason. It also required people coming from dangerous areas, in terms of the spread of the epidemic, to pass a double test for COVID-19 upon arrival in Germany.
Chancellor Merkel’s chief of staff has threatened to extend the lockdown if federal states do not comply with agreed measures until January 31, Bild reported January 7.