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Germany lockdown | Germany to enter strict five-day shutdown over Easter: Merkel

Times Now | 23/03/2021 09:04 AM | Click to read full article

Germany will enter a strict shutdown for five days over Easter in a bid to halt soaring coronavirus infection rates, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday after marathon talks with regional leaders.  Almost all shops will be closed during the five days, and religious services will be moved online over Easter. Only grocers will be allowed to open on Saturday, April 3.

"The situation is serious. Case numbers are rising exponentially and intensive care beds are filling up again," said Merkel.