Merkel calls for voluntary renunciation of travel and encounters

Four young people on a staircase, over dts
Four young people on a staircase, over dts
After courts in some federal states overturned part of the Corona regulations, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) made an urgent appeal to the population.

"Meet with significantly fewer people, whether outside or at home," said Merkel in her video podcast published on Saturday. “I ask you: Refrain from any trip that is not really necessary, any celebration that is not really necessary. Please stay at home wherever possible, at your place of residence. "

How winter and how Christmas will be decided in the coming days and weeks. "We all decide that through our actions," said the Chancellor. The Robert Koch Institute reported 7.830 new infections within 24 hours on Saturday morning. In the RKI statistics, this was the highest value since the beginning of the pandemic. Direct inquiries from the 401 urban and rural districts had already resulted in slightly higher daily values ​​on individual days in spring, but shortly afterwards a trend reversal set in, which is currently not to be expected. Rather, experts expect that next week the mark of 10.000 new infections per day will be exceeded.