28 November 2020,   21:36
Angela Merkel urges people to stay home “whenever possible”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged residents to stay at home amid a dramatic increase in the number of coronavirus infections in Germany.

“We have to do everything we can now to ensure that the virus does not spread uncontrollably - every day counts. I ask you to refrain from any trip that is not really necessary, any celebration that is not really necessary. Please stay at home — wherever you are, whenever possible. Germany was currently in the midst of a very serious phase of the pandemic, the number of new infections is increasing by leaps and bounds every day.

The comparatively relaxed summer is over; now we are facing difficult months. How winter will be, how our Christmas will be, will be decided in the coming days and weeks. We all decide that through our actions”, - said Merkel.