Merkel, German governors to meet on virus measures

German news agency dpa says Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks with the 16 state governors for a quickly arranged meeting on the coronavirus pandemic

The news agency reported that Merkel and the state governors will meet virtually at 11 a.m. (1000 GMT). The leaders had met for hours on Monday and into early Tuesday to discuss new measures on the pandemic as infection rates in the country are going up again.

Germany has registered more than 75,000 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic a year ago. The country’s disease control center also reported 15,815 new infection cases — a week ago there were 13,435 new cases.

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