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Germany agrees new contact limits to curb COVID-19

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Germany agrees new contact limits to curb COVID-19
Germany agrees new contact limits to curb COVID-19   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  

<div> <p><span class="caps">BERLIN</span> – Germany will introduce new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus including limiting private gatherings for vaccinated people to a maximum of 10 people before New Year’s Eve, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Scholz also agreed with the premiers of Germany’s 16 federal states that big events, including football matches, would take place without spectators.</p> <p>Although the steps already introduced, aimed mainly at encouraging people to get vaccinated, were having an effect, a fifth wave threatened Germany, especially due to the omicron variant, Scholz told reporters.</p> <p>“It is only a matter of weeks before omicron is dominant here,” said Scholz.</p> <p/> </div>