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Germany has extended its blockade for three weeks, imposing an almost complete tall on Easter holidays In response to a third wave of coronavirus infections.

After conversations with regional leaders, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany was now in a "very serious" situation. The restrictions will be even more difficult from April 1 to 5. , when most stores will be closed and the meetings will be limited.

Meanwhile, the president of France wants vaccines "tomorrow, noon and night".

Emmanuel Macron was responding to an increase in intensive care of the cases and warnings of an "explosion" in hospital admissions.

In contrast, the UK has ED to reduce its infection rate, attributing that to its resistant blockade and its large-scale vaccines.

Spain says it will allow British travelers since March 30, alleviating a restriction in place since December 22. This restriction only allowed Spanish and resident nationals arriving from the United Kingdom. But the United Kingdom is currently prohibiting foreign vacations, so there will be no rapid revival of Spanish tourism.

Why Germany is imposing the most difficult measures so far

"Essentially, we have a new virus," said Chancellor Merkel after Marathon talks to the leaders of the 16 states of Germany. The highly contagious variant of the United Kingdom (Kent) of Coronavirus had become dominant in Germany, she explained, submerging the country to "a new pandemic".

is much more lateral, much more infectious and infectious for much longer. Germany was in a race against the time to vaccinate against the coronavirus, she added.

The blocking extension from Tuesday to April 18 marks a reversal of early this month, when state leaders agreed to start a cautious reopening process.

For five days on Easter As of April 1, the Germans are asked to stay at home and reduce the contacts:

  • Religious services are canceled in person < / Li>
  • Large family gatherings are prohibited, without more than two households, or up to five people, allowed to meet
  • all stores are closed, apart from food stores on Saturday, April 3 .

    The Heads of the Catholic Churches and Protestants of Germany expressed consternation for the prohibition of the Congregations of the Easter Church. They argued that their existing social distancing measures made assistance to the church safe, German ARG News reported.

    The infection rate has increased above 100 per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany. Another 7,485 infections have been reported in the last 24 hours, as well as 250 deaths. An "emergency brake" will again stop the openings in areas where infections exceed 100 new cases per 100,000 people over a period of seven days.

  • How are the European countries that address the pandemic?

    Coronavirus infections have been uploaded into some parts of Europe in recent weeks, since countries are launched to vaccinate their populations despite the delays in the deployment of Jabs.

    Dutch locking measures must also remain in place until April 20 due to a "worrying and uncertain" situation. But a curfew in place since January will start an hour later, at 22:00, from Wednesday, March 31.

    How France is answering

    The France vaccination unit has been relatively slow to get out of the ground, in part due to delayed supplies Of the vaccine against Oxford-AstraZeneca and the confusion surrounding the safety of inoculation.

    However, the head of the French Federation of the Hospital, Frédéric Valletoux, warned on Tuesday that the number of new cases was "exploiting" and probably hospitals were done in the next two or three weeks for a "Wave impecion

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