November 26th – On the 25th local time, the latest statistics of the Robert Koch Institute of Disease Control and Prevention in Germany showed that 410 new COVID-19-related death in Germany that day, the largest one-day increase since the outbreak began. On the same day, the German government also decided to extend the national blockade until December 20.
According to the British Guardian on the 25th, German Chancellor Merkel reached an agreement with the governors of 16 federal states on the same day to extend at least December 20th, and may be extended until January 2021 after that.
During the Christmas holiday from December 23 to January 1, 2021, the lockdown measures will be slightly relaxed to allow gatherings and religious ceremonies for less than 10 people. Merkel called on groups with lower immunity to reduce social contact. It also suggested that people stagger Christmas shopping and wear masks when queuing outdoors.
In addition, German Health Minister Spahn said on the same day that the cantonal coronavirus vaccination centers are under construction and will start vaccinating the people as early as December.