German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) on Sunday asked the German federal states to comply with the agreed austerity measures to prevent the increase in the number of infected people from contracting the coronavirus.
Merkel said on Sunday night that some countries did not comply with a so-called “emergency brake”, which the state had agreed to activate after multiple infections.
Merkel said in an interview broadcast on German television station ARD: “We must take the correct measures seriously. Some countries do this, while others do not.”
She called on those states to change their plans for opening up and implementing measures, such as strict restrictions on social interactions, curfews and requirements for working from home.
Germany is experiencing the third wave of serious infections caused by the British coronavirus strain.
But the federal government and the country’s 16 states are increasingly divided on the issue of containment. That is, some countries with lower infection rates refuse to restore stricter “blockades.”
The 7-day incidence rate recorded by Robert Koch of the National Institute of Epidemiology on Sunday was 129.7, which was much higher than Friday’s incidence rate (which was still 119.1 at the time).