German Chancellor Angela Merkel is demanding more measures due to the “dramatic” corona crisis. Everything must be done to slow down the number of infections, she emphasized.
According to Merkel, Germany is in an urgent situation.
She appeals to the leaders of the German federal states, which are mainly responsible for tackling corona. The sixteen prime ministers will meet with the national government on Thursday about the next steps in the fight against the corona pandemic.
Merkel expects a “clear signal” from the summit, German media report.
For example, she finds it necessary to record that new restrictions will be imposed if there are a certain number of corona patients in hospitals. Otherwise, the bed occupancy figures in the clinics will remain a “toothless tiger,” she says.
The number of corona patients in hospitals has become a determining factor for assessing the corona situation, and no longer just the number of new infections.