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Merkel, Scholz to Discuss Covid Strategy With State Leaders

  • Outgoing, incoming chancellors to hold talks as cases spiral
  • Constitutional Court to publish ruling on admissible curbs
Angela Merkel, left, and Olaf Scholz.
Angela Merkel, left, and Olaf Scholz.Photographer: Michael Kappeleer/AFP/Getty Images
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Chancellor Angela Merkel and her incoming successor, Olaf Scholz, will hold talks with Germany’s 16 state premiers on Tuesday to discuss the next steps in the fight against Covid-19.

The discussions will follow a decision by the Constitutional Court due in the morning, according to an official familiar with their plans. Germany’s top court is expected to lay out parameters for what restrictions are admissible to tackle the nation’s worst outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.