Germany extends coronavirus lockdown until January 31

FILE PHOTO: French citizens wait for a tram to return to France after doing their shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic in Kehl, Germany, October 16, 2020, REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

The federal and state governments of Germany have agreed to extend coronavirus lockdown in the country. The current lockdown regulations, including the closure of schools, will now be in place until at least January 31.

With the extension of lockdown, new rules have been also introduced. Announcing the new rules, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that we must be especially careful now.

Mrs Merkel said, the new, more infectious variants of the coronavirus made the situation more urgent.

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