German health minister calls for up to 14 days of strict lockdown

German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Saturday said he thinks a lockdown lasting 10 to 14 days is necessary to get the country’s ballooning coronavirus outbreak under control. “If we take the figures, including the developments today, we actually need at least another 10 or 14 days in which we really shut down our contacts, our mobility,” he said. According to Spahn, Germany needs a lockdown over next week’s Easter holidays similar to what occurred last year, when Germans were clearly told to stay at home and avoid all contacts. Spahn also said that Germany would likely begin administering the …

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