2021-04-07 (or: same procedure as ever)
Chancellor Angela Merkel is backing a short, sharp lockdown across Germany to stem a sudden rise in Covid cases, her spokeswoman confirmed, saying the nation’s health system was under growing pressure.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer said Merkel favored “a short, national lockdown,” adding that “every call for a short, uniform lockdown is right.”
Earlier, Markus Söder, the premier of Bavaria, told German broadcaster ARD he favored a “short, consistent lockdown,” adding such a move “only makes sense if everyone joins in.”
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