Merkel eyes tough new curbs to tame virus before end of year

BERLIN (AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking drastic new curbs, including fresh shutdowns hitting leisure, sports and the food sectors, in crisis talks yesterday with Germany’s regional leaders to halt surging coronavirus infections and save the end of year holiday season.

The proposed restrictions to come in force from November 4 to the end of the month would limit contact outdoors to people from two households, according to a draft of planned measures seen by AFP.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin