Germany introduces tougher and more targeted measures to contain COVID-19 spread

In a move to contain localized outbreaks of COVID-19 and to avoid the threat of a second wave, Germany is putting in place some tougher, stringent and “more targeted measures”.

As per the new stringent rules agreed by German states and the federal government, there has been allowance of travel bans in and out of affected areas to contain the virus transmission.  In case of a localised outbreak, there would be no need to lockdown the entire districts. Instead the quarantine and lockdown measures will remain tightly limited to only targeted hotspots.

“The goal was to fight the virus with “faster, smaller and more precise” curbs rather than larger, blanket lockdowns, said, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff, Helge Braun.

Germany, with a population of more than 82 million people, currently, has more than 200,000 Coronavirus cases with more than 9,000 fatalities.  

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