In Germany, lockdown may be extended until mid-March
The German government is discussing a possible continuation of the lockdown until mid-March.
This is reported by SPIEGEL with reference to the draft document for consultations between Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime ministers of the federal states, which the editorial office got acquainted with.
Most of the restrictions are likely to continue until March 14, but some relief is possible from March 1. Among the first to be allowed to open up is hairdressing, as this area is considered particularly important for personal hygiene.
The decision to open schools and childcare centers is planned to be left to the discretion of the federal states, but the opening should take place gradually.
As follows from the document, in order to open stores selling non-essential goods, they want to achieve an average incidence rate in the country of 35 cases per 100,000 population.
Earlier it was reported that Angela Merkel wants to continue strict quarantine until the end of February.
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