Germany to limit parties, family gatherings to curb virus: Merkel

Germany will impose a cap on the number of people at parties and family gatherings in areas worst affected by the coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday after talks with premiers of the country’s 16 states.

With recent huge outbreaks in the country traced to weddings, family gatherings or parties, Merkel said “a reaction is therefore necessary” to halt the spread of the virus.

Any region where infection rates reach 35 per 100,000 would be required to impose a cap of 50 people maximum at gatherings in public spaces or rented venues.

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