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Merkel sounds alarm at COVID resurgence in Germany

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Chancellor Angela Merkel sounded the alarm on Saturday over the return of a “certain recklessness” as COVID-19 infection and death rates climb in Germany. Increasing numbers of hospitals admissions with coronavirus “worry me a lot”, Merkel told Sunday’s edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. “It should worry all of us,” …

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Merkel says German COVID rise worrying, urges vaccination

Merkel says German COVID rise worrying, urges vaccination

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, gestures, as she holds her annual summer news conference in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Merkel said Thursday that new coronavirus infections in Germany are once again rising at worrying speed. She appealed to her compatriots to get vaccinated and persuade others to do so. Credit: Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP …

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Germany lifts more restrictions, Merkel urges caution

Visitors of Europa-Park walk through an avenue at the entrance of the park while employees of the park stand guard and confetti rains down from confetti cannons in Rust, Germany, Friday, May 21, 2021. Europa-Park is one of the first major theme parks in Germany to reopen its doors to visitors. The park in Rust …

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Merkel backs 'short, uniform lockdown' across Germany

Merkel backs ‘short, uniform lockdown’ across Germany

In this Wednesday, May 6, 2020 file photo Bavarian Governor Markus Soeder and German Chancellor Angela Merkel address the media during a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany. Armin Laschet, a governor who also leads Merkel’s party, called this week for a vaguely defined 2-3 week “bridge lockdown” to control infections while Germany steps up …

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Serbia to impose weekend curbs after virus surge

Merkel urges errant German states to stick to virus plan

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday pleaded with Germany’s 16 federal states to stop straying from agreed pandemic measures, with her CDU party’s ratings plummeting as the country stumbles in its virus response. “We need action in the federal states,” Merkel said in an interview with the ARD broadcaster. “We have to …

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Germany ready to order Sputnik V vaccine if EMA approves it: Merkel

Germany ready to order Sputnik V vaccine if EMA approves it: Merkel

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Germany will order Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine if it is authorised for use in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, adding that Berlin could secure supplies on its own if the bloc would not. “On the Russian vaccine, I have been of the opinion for some time …

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Merkel, German governors mull way ahead on lockdown

Merkel, German governors mull way ahead on lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes off her mask at the beginning of the Federal Cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Michael Kappeler/Pool via AP) German leaders are looking for ways to ease the country out of a long-running coronavirus lockdown, which they are expected to extend on Wednesday while …

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Merkel says German vaccine centers will be full by April

Merkel says German vaccine centers will be full by April

A doctor vaccinates a caregiver at the fourth vaccination center in Berlin, located in Terminal C of the former Tegel Airport, Germany, Wednesday, Feb.10, 2021. Here, at the beginning, mainly nurses and medical staff are vaccinated against the coronavirus. (Nietfeld/dpa via AP) German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back Friday against critics of the country’s slow …

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Merkel, governors agree to extend Germany's virus lockdown

Merkel, governors agree to extend Germany’s virus lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, Bavarian state governor Markus Soeder, right, and the Mayor of Berlin Michael Mueller, left, attend a news conference after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. German chancellor Angela Merkel had meet with German head of federal states to discuss extension of restrictions or other …

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