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Germany announces tighter lockdown restrictions for the Easter period

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Germany will enter a strict shutdown for five days over Easter amid surging virus rates, Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional leaders agreed Tuesday as criticism mounted over the government’s handling of the pandemic.

Merkel announced that for five days over the Easter period Germany will be under tighter restrictions. Merkel talked about the UK variant and said “we are in a new pandemic” as COVID-19 rates accelerate across the country.

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