European Union
Angela Merkel backs calls for a short but strict lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is supporting calls for a period of a short lockdown with strict measures aimed at curbing what is being termed as the third wave of the pandemic.

Over recent days various regional leaders have requested the Government to order a stricter lockdown for a few days to help curb the numbers of new infections and to decrease new infections under 100 per every 100,000 resident over a period of seven days.

Currently that rate is of 110 daily infections.