Germany's extends lockdown, but seeks way out with testing and jabs

Germany’s coronavirus lockdown will be extended until March 28, but Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers have agreed to options for opening up depending on infection rates. After hours of negotiations on Wednesday, they agreed to a step-by-step reopening strategy with emergency brakes built in should infections rise again – as well as a focus on ramping up mass testing and vaccination. Contact restrictions will be slightly eased from Monday, with each household allowed to gather with another household up to a limit of five people plus children under 14. If infection rates drop, contact …

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