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Coronavirus: Lockdown extended till March 28 in Germany, relaxation on some restrictions

Berlin: Germany has decided to extend the lockdown in the country by three more weeks to 28 March, in view of dealing with the Corona virus. However, some restrictions will be relaxed during this period.

The talks between German Chancellor Angel Merkel and the governor of 16 states in the country were held for about nine hours on Wednesday. During this time there was a discussion about the increasing threat of new form of corona virus and the return to normal life.

New rules will be implemented in the country from Sunday

Schools up to primary level were opened for students in the country last week. At the same time, after two and a half months, the ‘hairdressers’ returned to work on Monday. The new lockdown rules decided in the meeting will be implemented in the country from Sunday.

Merkel and the governor of the states on Wednesday prepared a phased plan to relax the restrictions. In Berlin, Merkel told journalists that these steps should be taken to take us forward, but at the same time it should not affect the progress achieved so far in dealing with the virus.

“There are many frightening examples of the third wave in Europe,” he said. Merkel pledged that “the spring of 2021 will be different from the spring of last year.” Non-essential goods shops, museums and other centers will open there for a limited time.

More than 9 thousand cases of corona virus occurred in the country on Wednesday

Most of the shops in the country have been closed since the lockdown implemented on 16 December. At the same time, restaurants, bars, sports centers etc. have been closed since November 2 last year. The hotels were only allowed to accommodate people traveling for business.

Robert Koch of the National Center for Disease Control, Germany, said on Wednesday that 46 percent of the Kovid-19 that came out in Britain was found in 46 percent of the samples tested last week. Till Tuesday, 5.3 percent of the population had received the first dose of Kovid-19 vaccine and 2.7 percent of the people have already taken the second dose.

According to the National Center for Disease Control, 9,019 new cases of corona virus were reported in the country on Wednesday, due to which the number of infected people reached 24.6 lakh. At the same time, after the death of 418 more patients, the death toll increased to 70,881.

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