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Germany: Almost 20,000 new coronavirus infections, 118 people died

In the last 24 hours, 19,990 new coronavirus infections were registered in Germany, the Berlin Institute of Robert Koch (RKI). This is the highest daily increase in infection since the outbreak of the epidemic. Another 118 people died.

In total, 597,583 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Germany since the start of the pandemic. 10,930 people died in this country.

Since the beginning of this week, there are restrictions in force in Germany, which in the media have been called “light version lockdown”.

According to the new restrictions, members of only two households, maximum 10 people, may stay together in public places.

Merkel warns, “Follow the rules! The health system is approaching its human and structural limits. “

Theaters, operas, concert halls, cinemas and amusement parks will be closed until at least November 30. Entertainment and recreational events are forbidden.

At the same time, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos and pubs will also be closed. The canteens will still be open.