The meeting lasted for about 7 hours and at the end of it Merkel appeared at a press conference to make a summary of what was talked about. German Chancellor Angela Merkel today held a meeting on the pandemic situation in the country. The meeting lasted for about 7 hours and at the end of it Merkel appeared at a press conference to make a summary of what was talked about.
The latter said:
By the November restrictions, people have reduced their contacts by 40%. Some other measures will be taken, as we can not allow the hospitals to be completely filled.
Merkel, meanwhile, added that the anti-Covid vaccine may be available in December, but that does not mean that the restrictions imposed should be bypassed.
More specifically, Angela Merkel has stated that:
Restrictions may remain in effect until January, while additional restrictions may apply to serious hotspots. It is impossible to provide special treatment for 27 million people. Vaccines may arrive before Christmas.
He also stressed that people should show restraint during the Christmas holidays and any person who does not respect the measures will be punished.