Merkel calls for action as Germany enacts sweeping restrictions

Germany is facing an “acute national health emergency,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin on Wednesday after a crisis online meeting with regional leaders to agree on new measures to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.”We have to act, and now,” Merkel said. “If infections continue at this rate, we will be at the limits of the capacities of our health system.”She noted that 75 per cent of all infections could no longer be tracked.The chancellor issued a call for a renewed “national push” to avoid a national health emergency, but said it would be time-limited.Terming private gatherings…

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