Germany debates new shutdown as second-wave Covid infections soar

Calls for stricter measures resembling the shutdown that Germany imposed at the start of the pandemic were growing on Tuesday as the rise in coronavirus infections showed no signs of letting up.Chancellor Angela Merkel decried the fact that the country is in the midst of a second, even larger wave despite more being known about the virus.”We know how we can protect ourselves. We can proceed with a more targeted response. But we also see with the rising numbers that if we do not stick to what we know about the virus, we get ourselves back into situations that are decidedly difficult,” Merkel sa…

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