A record number of new corona infections was again found in Germany last 24 hours. According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German equivalent of the RIVM, there are no fewer than 16,774 new cases.
The Federal government and the states announced strict measures from November on Wednesday to contain the second wave.
With the newly established cases, the total number of corona infections in Germany comes to 481,013. In the past 24 hours, another 89 deaths from Covid-19 were recorded in Germany, bringing the total death toll to 10,272.
Germany will be partially locked again from Monday, the authorities announced on Wednesday. The catering industry, the cultural sector and sports facilities are severely restricted, and social contacts are severely curtailed.
German Chancellor Merkel and the leaders of the sixteen states jointly decided on this new package of corona measures. Merkel spoke of a dire situation. She called for a “national effort” to flatten the so-called contamination curve and avoid a health care emergency.