Germany enters strict lockdown until January 10 for the stop spread coronavirus. Businesses that are not urgent, including schools, have been shut down.
This strict lockdown continues from December 16th to January 10th. However, the lockdown may be relaxed a bit during Christmas. This information has been informed in a report of BBC online.
A total of 869 people died of coronavirus in the country on Friday and 28,328 new coronaviruses were identified.
European Commission (EU) President Von der Leyen said the coronavirus vaccine could be approved in Europe for the first time in a week.
He told the European Parliament that the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines, manufactured in Germany were being approved a week before the deadline given the coronavirus situation.
According to the BBC, the news came after the German government pressured the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to approve the coronavirus vaccine.
The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines have already been approved in the United States and the United Kingdom. The vaccine will be approved next Monday.
Supermarkets and banks will remain open as emergency establishments under Germany’s new lockdown. Restaurants, bars and entertainment centers have been closed since November.
Localized lockdown are already in place in some parts of Germany. Now haircuts, activities like drinking alcohol in public have been banned.
However, permission has been sought by various organizations to allow employees to work from home.
Lothar Wieler, head of the Robert Koch Institute for Infectious Diseases in Germany, says the situation is worse now. The number of cases of Covid-19 infection is much higher than before and this rate is also increasing. The fear is that if the situation worsens, it will be difficult to deal with the epidemic and its aftermath.
According to a report by Deutsche Welle in Germany, coronavirus infection is declining among the young in the country but is increasing among the elderly.
In older people, the virus is more likely to cause serious problems. Many Intensive Care Units (ICUs) have reported the condition as risky.