Germany’s Merkel warns of tough measures if cases don’t stabilize in 10 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a media statement on the spread of the coronavirus at the Chancellery in Berlin. (File photo: Reuters)

Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that coronavirus hotspots in Germany will be given 10 days to tackle their rising coronavirus numbers before tougher action is taken.

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“We all sense that the big cities, the urban areas, are now the arena where we will see if we can keep the pandemic under control in Germany as we have done for months, or if we lose control,” Merkel said after talks with German mayors.

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Last Update: Saturday, 07 November 2020 KSA 10:14 - GMT 07:14