Here's a look at Germany's new Covid restrictions and how the government and states want to break the fourth Covid wave.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor in waiting Olaf Scholz will hold urgent talks on Tuesday with leaders of Germany's 16 states on toughening restrictions to halt a surge of coronavirus infections, sources told AFP.
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From nationwide lockdowns to barring the unvaccinated from bars and restaurants and increased travel restrictions, countries around Europe are choosing different strategies to fight a new wave of Covid.
The German government and states have agreed on nationwide rules that would see unvaccinated people excluded from many public places, and vaccinated people will have to take Covid tests if the situation worsens.
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Germany was experiencing an 'emergency' and that crisis Covid talks on new restrictions - due to take place on Thursday - are "overdue".
Bavaria has tightened its Covid rules as pressure increases on hospitals in the southern state. Here's a look at the latest restrictions and changes.
Germany's incoming government is considering a plan to introduce mandatory Covid vaccinations for people who work in certain professions.
With Covid-19 infection rates rising dramatically in Germany, Bavaria's Minister-President Markus Söder believes it has become necessary to restrict contacts for unvaccinated people to avoid losing control of the situation completely.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called for a "national effort" to break a fourth wave of coronavirus that is sweeping Germany and again urged people to get vaccinated.
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