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Merkel to Enforce ‘Lockdown for Unvaccinated’ With Covid Surging

  • Outgoing chancellor to holds talks Thursday with state leaders
  • Scholz also backs making shots compulsory for all adults
Germany Enforces Covid-19 Vaccination and Test Proof Measures
Photographer: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg

Germany is poised to clamp down on people who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19 and drastically curtail social contacts to ease pressure on increasingly stretched hospitals.

In one of her final acts as chancellor, Angela Merkel will hold talks with Germany’s 16 regional premiers later on Thursday at which they’re expected to agree on new curbs including allowing only people who are vaccinated or recovered into restaurants, theaters and non-essential stores.