Lockdown was reportedly requested by Merkel, but was rejected by the new coalition

Acting Chancellor Angela Merkel wanted an immediate general lockdown – and for vaccinated people – but her proposal was rejected by the parties of the future governing coalition, according to information quoted by the newspaper BILD.

According to the newspaper, during the extraordinary meeting that Mrs. Merkel had last night with the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) for Chancellor Olaf Solz, the leadership of the Greens Analena Berbok and Robert Hubbek and the leader of the FDP Lindner, the Chancellor called for strict restrictions on last winter’s model, even for those vaccinated, from November 25 to December 8, in an effort to stem the fourth wave of the pandemic. According to the German News Agency (dpa), Angela Merkel proposed the tightening of the measures, mainly due to the burden on the health system. Such a decision, however, could legally be taken only until today, as the “state of emergency” for the country expires tomorrow. According to government spokesman Stephen Seibert, the chancellor “explained the extreme seriousness of the situation, an unprecedented state of emergency.”

Her proposal, according to BILD, was rejected by all three parties.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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