Germany to close shops from mid-week in tighter lockdown: sources

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Michael Ejercito

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Dec 13, 2020, 2:19:16 PM12/13/20
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Germany to close shops from mid-week in tighter lockdown: sources
By Andreas Rinke

3 MIN READ


BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will close shops from the middle of next week
in a tightening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people familiar
with the matter said on Saturday.


Slideshow ( 5 images )
The decision came ahead of a meeting planned for Sunday morning between
Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders as Europe’s largest economy
grapples with a rise in infections.

Germany has been in partial lockdown for six weeks, with bars and
restaurants closed, while stores and schools have remained open. Some
regions have already imposed tougher measures as infections grew.

Markus Soeder, the premier of Bavaria, told Germany’s Bild newspaper
that the new measures would be wide-ranging, including schools,
kindergartens, contacts and shops.

“We definitely have to take the necessary measures before mid-week,” he
said.

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Germany was more successful than many European countries in keeping the
pandemic under control in the first wave in March and April. But it has
been struggling to turn the tide in the second wave with what has been
dubbed a “lockdown lite”.

Daily new infections have climbed to 28,438, while the daily death toll
was 496, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious
diseases showed on Saturday.

“We must take steps in the coming days that are very far-reaching and
very hard-hitting,” German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told members of
his Social Democratic party at an online event.

Opponents of lockdown measures have regularly protested in German cities
over curbs. On Saturday, police in Frankfurt and Dresden were dressed in
riot gear and armed with water cannon to enforce a ban on such
demonstrations.

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Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told the RND newspaper group on Saturday
that hospital intensive care units were beginning to be stretched to
their limits and that Germany could not wait until after Christmas to react.

Merkel has favoured stricter pan-German measures but was unable to get
agreement from the nation’s 16 states.

But some states have since clamped down on their own.

Starting Saturday, a night curfew will be in force in the southwestern
state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, except for people going out to work and for
essential reasons.

Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD

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Dec 13, 2020, 2:47:57 PM12/13/20
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MichaelE wrote:

> http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-idUSKBN28M0A0
>
> Germany to close shops from mid-week in tighter lockdown: sources
> By Andreas Rinke
>
> 3 MIN READ
>
>
> BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will close shops from the middle of next week
> in a tightening of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, people familiar
> with the matter said on Saturday.
>
>
> Slideshow ( 5 images )
> The decision came ahead of a meeting planned for Sunday morning between
> Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders as Europe’s largest economy
> grapples with a rise in infections.
>
> Germany has been in partial lockdown for six weeks, with bars and
> restaurants closed, while stores and schools have remained open. Some
> regions have already imposed tougher measures as infections grew.
>
> Markus Soeder, the premier of Bavaria, told Germany’s Bild newspaper
> that the new measures would be wide-ranging, including schools,
> kindergartens, contacts and shops.
>
> “We definitely have to take the necessary measures before mid-week,” he
> said.
>
> Germany was more successful than many European countries in keeping the
> pandemic under control in the first wave in March and April. But it has
> been struggling to turn the tide in the second wave with what has been
> dubbed a “lockdown lite”.
>
> Daily new infections have climbed to 28,438, while the daily death toll
> was 496, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious
> diseases showed on Saturday.
>
> “We must take steps in the coming days that are very far-reaching and
> very hard-hitting,” German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told members of
> his Social Democratic party at an online event.
>
> Opponents of lockdown measures have regularly protested in German cities
> over curbs. On Saturday, police in Frankfurt and Dresden were dressed in
> riot gear and armed with water cannon to enforce a ban on such
> demonstrations.
>
> Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told the RND newspaper group on Saturday
> that hospital intensive care units were beginning to be stretched to
> their limits and that Germany could not wait until after Christmas to react.
>
> Merkel has favoured stricter pan-German measures but was unable to get
> agreement from the nation’s 16 states.
>
> But some states have since clamped down on their own.
>
> Starting Saturday, a night curfew will be in force in the southwestern
> state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, except for people going out to work and for
> essential reasons.

The only healthy way to stop this pandemic sooner rather than later,
especially in the worst-case scenario of the "cluster-5 mink
mutations" (Google it) rendering current vaccines ineffective, is for
us to redouble our efforts, including even while on-line, to rapidly (
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) find out who among us are
unwittingly contragious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in
order to http://bit.ly/ConvinceItForward (John 15:12) for them to call
their doctor and self-quarantine per their doctor.

Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.

So how are you ?








...because we mindfully choose to openly care with our heart,

HeartDoc Andrew <><
--
Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD
Cardiologist with an http://bit.ly/EternalMedicalLicense
2016 & upwards non-partisan candidate for U.S. President:
http://bit.ly/WonderfullyHungryPresident
and author of the 2PD-OMER Approach:
http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewCare
which is the only **healthy** cure for the U.S. healthcare crisis

Michael Ejercito

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Dec 13, 2020, 9:33:38 PM12/13/20
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I am wonderfully hungry!


Michael

Andrew B. Chung, MD/PhD

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Dec 13, 2020, 9:51:45 PM12/13/20
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MichaelE wrote:
>> unwittingly contagious (i.e. pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic) in
>> order to http://bit.ly/ConvinceItForward (John 15:12) for them to call
>> their doctor and self-quarantine per their doctor.
>>
>> Indeed, I am wonderfully hungry ( http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 )
>> and hope you, Michael, also have a healthy appetite too.
>>
>> So how are you ?
>
> I am wonderfully hungry!


While wonderfully hungry in the Holy Spirit, Who causes (Deuteronomy
8:3) us to hunger, I note that you, Michael, not only don't have
COVID-19 but are rapture (Luke 17:37) ready and pray (2 Chronicles
7:14) that our Everlasting (Isaiah 9:6) Father in Heaven continues to
give us "much more" (Luke 11:13) Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) so
that we'd have much more of His Help to always say/write that we're
"wonderfully hungry" in **all** ways including especially caring to
http://bit.ly/ConvinceItForward (John 15:12 as shown by
http://bit.ly/RapidTestCOVID-19 ) with all glory (
http://bit.ly/Psalm117_ ) to GOD (aka HaShem, Elohim, Abba, DEO), in
the name (John 16:23) of LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen.

Laus DEO !

Be hungrier, which really is wonderfully healthier especially for
diabetics and other heart disease patients:

http://bit.ly/HeartDocAndrewToutsHunger (Luke 6:21a) with all glory to
GOD, Who causes us to hunger (Deuteronomy 8:3) when He blesses us
right now (Luke 6:21a) thereby removing the http://bit.ly/HeartVAT
from around the heart
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