German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appealed to his fellow citizens and urged them to tune in to strict restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. He noted that Germany is “in the middle of the third wave”.
“And now we need to apply forces from all sides to break it. The coming weeks will require further heavy restrictions, you know that as well as I do,” the president said.
Steinmeier noted that the country has already done a lot to combat the pandemic, but mistakes were made, including “in testing and vaccination”, “as far as digital solutions are concerned.”
Earlier it was reported that the Berlin authorities will introduce additional regional restrictions on social contacts: from Friday, no more than two people will be able to stay together on the street from 21:00 to 5:00, and from April 6, private meetings can be held only by two families, from 21:00 to 5:00, any visits are prohibited.
In addition, since March 31, only FFP2 respirators have been allowed in those stores that are open (grocery and household goods).