Germany set for stricter lockdown from Wednesday: report



Germany is set to close most shops from Wednesday as it tightens lockdown curbs, according to a draft government proposal. Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet with federal and state leaders on Sunday morning. Germany is set to introduce a hard national lockdown on Wednesday, according to reports, as the country struggles to quell an exponential rise in coronavirus cases. Reuters and DPA news agencies on Sunday cited a draft government proposal describing the plans for stricter curbs. Under the plan, most stores will be ordered to close from December 16 to January 10 and that schools and day care centers would also be shut. The decision will be a bitter blow to the nation's retailers, coming...

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