Germany Enters Lockdown with Highest Daily Covid-19 Death Toll

Germany has entered into lockdown on Wednesday as the country reaches a record of 952 deaths.

Germany has entered into lockdown on Wednesday as the country reaches a record of 952 deaths. 

Disease control center Robert Koch Institute reported 952 deaths due to Covid-19. The surge, in part may be due to the late data report from Saxony state, the institute said.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has ordered that shops, schools and day care centers will remain shut until January 10 as the country struggles to manage the second wave of the virus. 

Only shops which provide essential goods will be allowed to operate. However, restrictions could ease on Christmas. 

In a press conference on Sunday, Merkel said that the Christmas season has increased contact, which forced the government to extend current restrictions until January. 

“The health system is under heavy strain and our aim has always been to avoid an overloading of the health care system,” the chancellor said. 

Germany now has a total of 1,391,635 cases as of Wednesday.


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