Merkel backs tougher coronavirus lockdown in Germany

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Over 62% of the UAE population vaccinated against COVID-19 "Every call for a short, uniform lockdown is right," deputy government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer told reporters, adding Germany was seeing a growing number of intensive care patients. German Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on her face mask as she briefs the media in Berlin, Germany. File/Reuters "We need a stable incidence below 100," she said, referring to the number of cases over seven days per 100,000 inhabitants. It is currently 110.1, according to the Robert Koch Institute. She also said that the government was looking at whether nationwide, rather than regional, measures were needed. "The range of regulations does not help acceptance," said Demmer. While some states have imposed night-time curfews over Easter, others are experimenting with some easing of restrictions. The majority of Germany's 16 federal state premiers was against bringing forward talks scheduled for April 12 on what action to take. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rose by 9,677 on Wednesday to more...