Covid in Germany and increase in infections, Angela Merkel has asked for an emergency meeting with the premieres of the various German states after the country recorded a new record number of daily cases. The virus “is spreading dramatically,” government spokesman Steffen Seilbert said, saying a “swift and united response” is needed.
“The virus does not take into account political processes and periods of transition“, he then added, referring to the fact that Merkel is outgoing chancellor pending the formation of the new German government, and underlining that Merkel is engaged in intense discussions with ministers, representatives of regional governments and parties of the possible future governing coalition .
The Chancellor has repeatedly said that she is ready for a conference of regional prime ministers who have not yet given their unified consent. One of the things to be addressed, according to the chancellor, are measures to increase the pace of vaccinations. Merkel would also like to set a limit, linked to the number of hospitalizations, beyond which additional restrictions would be triggered. Today, 40 thousand daily infections in Germany have touched.