Germany is on track to have the longest-running COVID-19 lockdown in Europe, following an agreement between state and federal leaders to extend nationwide restrictions until the middle of April.
"We face a new virus of the same kind but with very different characteristics. More deadly, more infectious, and infectious for longer," Chancellor Angela Merkel said early on Wednesday morning, after 12 hours of contentious discussions. "This means that we have to deal with elements that we didn't know about at Christmas."
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