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Germany’s national government and states are set to extend the COVID-19 lockdown by three weeks, to March 28…
According to the draft text, up to five adults from two households would be allowed to gather from March 8, with up to 10 adults allowed in areas with low infection rates. Under current rules, each household can only socialize with one other person.
The German government is also expected to appeal to citizens to avoid domestic and foreign travel over the Easter period.
Current lockdown measures have been credited with helping bring down daily new infection numbers.
However, experts last week warned that the declining infection rate had stabilized and even started climbing slightly, with growing concerns about the spread of new virus variants.
The number of coronavirus cases in Germany went up by 3,943 to 2,451,011, according to figures released early on Monday by the country’s Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases. COVID-linked fatalities went up by 358, to 70,463 in total.