German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the Germans to reduce mixing and not travel, making a personal appeal to them, after the country faced difficulty in reaching an agreement on methods to contain a second wave of Coronavirus.
“We must do everything we can to prevent the virus from spreading out of control,” Merkel said in her weekly video address, and every day counts”.
Merkel said, “We have to go further…” I appeal to you to meet with fewer people, whether at home or abroad…
Please give up any trip that is not completely necessary, for every party that is not completely necessary.
Stay home whenever possible.
Although infection rates in Germany were lower than in most parts of Europe, they accelerated and reached a daily record high of 7,830 cases, on Saturday, according to the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases.
The number of registered deaths rose to 9,767, after 33 new deaths were recorded in the country.
Last week, German leaders were unable to reach consensus on taking strong new measures to contain the second wave of Covid-19.
At the same time, courts in several regions of Germany canceled the ban on visitors coming from hot spots of disease in hotels.
Politicians and health experts have appealed to residents to take voluntary measures, in addition to those already established, such as wearing masks, avoiding close contact with others, and washing hands frequently.