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Germany: Angela Merkel on the second wave of the pandemic

Angela Merkel believes that the second wave of the pandemic may be more serious than the first.

The effects of the coronavirus pandemic remain severe despite recent positive news such as a vaccine project, said Chancellor Angela Merkel during a video-conference with a board of economic advisers to the German government.

“As with the Spanish flu, we now have to expect the second wave in Germany to be more severe,” added the German Chancellor.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime ministers of the federal states want to discuss on Monday 16 November whether further action may be needed and to draw provisional conclusions on a partial blockade.

It is worth mentioning that 18,487 new cases of coronavirus infection and 261 more deaths were registered in Germany in the last 24 hours.

On Saturday, the highest daily increase in infections was recorded in Germany – over 23,000. SARS-CoV-2 cases. On Sunday, over 16,000 were reported, on Monday – over 13,000, and on Tuesday – over 15,000. new infections.

The RKI compilation shows that the group most affected by SARS-CoV-2 are not seniors, but people aged 35 to 59 and 15 to 34 years old.

source:, PAP,