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Merkel Says Covid Spike ‘Worse Than Anything We’ve Seen’

  • German leader makes stark warning at meeting of her CDU party
  • Says vaccinations are not enough and stricter curbs are needed
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Europe Fights Fourth Covid-19 Wave
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Chancellor Angela Merkel said the latest surge in Covid-19 infections is worse than anything Germany has experienced so far and called for tighter restrictions to help check the spread.

Merkel told officials from her Christian Democratic party on Monday that the situation is “highly dramatic” and warned that some hospitals would soon be overwhelmed unless the fourth wave of the pandemic is broken, according to a person familiar with her remarks.