Berlin, April 25
Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to accept nationwide pandemic restrictions that got here into drive at midnight, leading to a ten pm-5 am curfews, additional limits on private contacts and entry to non-essential shops in areas with excessive an infection charges.
In her weekly video deal with, Merkel acknowledged the brand new guidelines had been “tough” however insisted they had been wanted to curb the unfold of the virus within the nation. She cited Britain, Portugal and Ireland, which had an infection charges sharply lowered throughout strict lockdowns. — AP