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Confrontation to pandemic and floods under debate in Germany

Confrontation to pandemic and floods under debate in Germany

Berlin, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) Shortly less than a month and a half before the general elections in Germany, the Federal Executive is debating today new measures to avoid the resurgence of Covid-19 and greater restrictions in the country.

Together with the regional Prime Ministers, Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to reach a consensus on policies to contain the disease and also to approve an aid package for the reconstruction of the areas affected by the floods that took place a few days ago.

Analysts believe that if no agreement is reached, both issues could become the focus of the electoral dispute.

The manifest indecision of part of the population to be immunized and the application of rapid tests to detect the disease are issues that worry the executive.

After months of shortages, the government’s concern today is to vaccinate as many citizens as possible who are still undecided to protect them from the delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to government sources.

The regional health authorities are advocating the extension of the ‘epidemiological situation of national importance’, which expires on September 11.

Regarding the aid for the floods in the south of the country, the federal government and the states expect to allocate an ammount of 30 billion Euros.


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