Germany's Spahn urges caution as some states refuse hard lockdown

German Health Minister Jens Spahn on Friday urged the German public to refrain from meeting other people indoors before the Easter weekend, saying that if left unchecked, a severe third wave of infections would push the health care system to its limits in April. The comments come two days after Chancellor Angela Merkel took personal responsibility for a spectacular policy u-turn on a plan to tighten an existing lockdown over Easter citing legal and logistical problems implementing it. “If (the third wave) continues unchecked, we run the risk that our health system will reach its limits over th…

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