Germany Extends Hard Lockdown Through April 18th

Politico Europe reports:

Germany is extending lockdown measures until April 18 and urging people to stay at home for five days around the Easter holidays in an effort to curb the “exponential” growth in coronavirus cases, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Tuesday.

After negotiating with state premiers for hours starting Monday, Merkel said at a press conference overnight that they had reached an agreement.

From April 1 until April 5, or Easter Monday, people should only gather with members of their own household and up to one other, at a maximum of five people over 14 years old. Federal and local officials will also ask that religious services only be conducted online.

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