MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. Restrictive measures due to coronavirus may be extended in Germany until March 14, the Bild tabloid reported, citing a draft document for a meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with regional leaders on Wednesday.
Earlier, the tabloid reported that Merkel wants to extend the lockdown in Germany until March 1.
At the same time, according to the tabloid, Merkel, Vice-Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz, Prime Minister of Bavaria Markus Söder and Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller want to open hairdressing salons from March 1. Also, the meeting will discuss the earlier opening of kindergartens and schools.
Earlier, the German authorities have taken to extend tough restrictive measures in the country in connection with the spread of coronavirus until February 14. A nationwide limited lockdown was introduced in Germany on November 2 last year. Currently, all institutions are closed, except grocery stores, small hardware stores, drogerie, pharmacies, opticians, banks, newsstands, post offices, pet stores, medical facilities.
Schoolchildren were sent to distance learning, the decision on the work of kindergartens was entrusted to the regions. Meetings are allowed with representatives of one household plus one other person. Wearing homemade face masks on public transport and in shops is prohibited. In regions with high dynamics of morbidity, the population is instructed not to leave home without good reason within a radius of more than 15 kilometers. Persons from regions dangerous from the point of view of the spread of a pandemic are required to pass a double test for COVID-19 upon arrival in Germany.