Curbs currently in place in Germany to stem the spread of Covid-19 are not enough, outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly told leaders of her conservative CDU party, adding that new infections “double” every 12 days.
“We are in a highly dramatic situation. What is in place now is not sufficient,” Merkel said, according to two meeting participants, AFP reported. New cases have been on the rise in Germany, including among the elderly, who were the first to get their vaccine shots in early 2021.
Merkel’s comment comes after Health Minister Jens Spahn warned that by the end of the coming winter, “pretty much everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, cured or dead.”
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