Don’t Go to Church, Don’t Buy Christmas Presents: German Government’s Festive Covid Lockdown

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Germany will enter a harsh coronavirus lockdown this week, with Angela Merkel’s government warning residents to not go out for Christmas shopping, Christians to not attend church services, and pupils to stay away from school.

The nationwide lockdown Germany is already under “was not enough”, German Chancellor Angel Merkel said as she introduced a series of new measures including closing schools, all non-essential shops, and even banning outright the sale of some seasonal celebratory items. The new lockdown begins on Wednesday (16th) and will last, with an exception for a quick break for Christmas itself, until January 10th.

Sunday’s announcement is the second full lockdown Germany has imposed in 2020, following another in April.

Shops have been targeted in particular as the German government blames Christmas shopping for a rising number of coronavirus transmissions. Britain’s Sky News citesMerkel’s comments specifically on the matter as: “I would have wished for…

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