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Merkel: This is only my fault

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin on Wednesday that mistakes in controlling the outbreak of a new type of corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) must be corrected, and that they would not order a full shutdown, according to MTI, during the Easter holidays.

The Chancellor insisted that was the reason Easter Epidemic Shortcut And accepts this responsibility for making the wrong decision due to a number of ambiguous legal and institutional issues.

“This mistake is completely and exclusively my fault,” Angela Merkel said in an extraordinary statement in her office. He explained that the third wave of corona virus infection should be stopped by all means, but the issue of payment for closed days, for example, could not be adequately resolved until Easter. Changing the decision would further increase the uncertainty that I “apologize to citizens,” Angela Merkel said.

You have enough tools to defend yourself

Even without a five-day national epidemic closure, there are adequate tools for protection, especially the so-called emergency braking system, with the possibility of introducing a curfew order and the addition of new components, including the extension of the mask-wearing duty.

Leaders of the federal and provincial governments on Tuesday morning agreed to order a nationwide shutdown to stop the British mutation in SARS-CoV-2 between April 1 and 5. The idea of ​​an Easter shortcut has been widely criticized by opposition groups and economic groups.

The epidemic is intensifying

The third wave of the epidemic has intensified since Tuesday. According to the Robert Koch National Institute of Public Health (RKI), 15,813 infections were diagnosed in 24 hours. This is an increase of almost twenty per cent from 13,435 a week earlier. SARS-CoV-2 has been diagnosed in 2,690,523 people, including newly registered infections.

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In one day, 248 deaths were reported from the virus (Govt-19), bringing the number of infected people in Germany to 75,212.

The essence of the so-called emergency break is to restore controls that were suspended in early March by easing a second wave in provinces, districts or cities known as the seven-day infection rate. Queue, i.e. the previous seven days. Number of infections per 100,000 population.

According to RKI data, the national seven-day infection rate had already crossed the 100 mark on Sunday and was 108.14 on Wednesday morning.