German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes her face safety masks off as she arrives for the National Integration Summit on the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 19, 2020.
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Germany plans to extend its coronavirus lockdown till March 28 however will enable small non-public gatherings from Monday, a draft agreement for talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and chief of the federal states confirmed.
In the draft, which nonetheless has to be agreed on Wednesday, florists, ebook and gardening outlets will probably be in a position to re-open, whereas different retailers can do enterprise in areas the place coronavirus infections are under 35 per 100,000 over 7 days and beneath strict hygiene necessities, the draft confirmed.
Germany will attraction to residents to keep away from home and international journey over the Easter holidays however will make an exception for small household gatherings throughout the holidays, the draft, seen by Reuters on Tuesday, stated.