October 26, according to Reuters, due to the rebound of pandemic, German Chancellor Merkel’s CDU cancelled the party congress originally scheduled to be held on December 4, and the leadership of the ruling party will be held in January 2021. Reassess the pandemic situation on 15th.
The report pointed out that a person familiar with the situation revealed that due to the rebound of the German pandemic and the increase in infections, the CDU leadership agreed to cancel the party congress originally scheduled to be held on December 4 after meeting on the 26th local time. The process of electing new leaders before the general election has been postponed.
The leadership of the CDU will reassess the pandemic situation on January 15. The source said that if the situation of the pandemic is still unclear, the CDU will have to consider holding a remote meeting and allow the party representatives to vote by mail, although this will bring challenges to logistics.
According to data released by the German Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 25th, there were 11,176 newly confirmed cases in Germany in the past 24 hours. Usually, the number of cases on weekends is less than the number of cases on weekdays, because there are fewer tests performed on weekends and health authorities usually do not provide all the data. This is also the number of newly confirmed cases in Germany exceeding 11,000 for four consecutive days. At present, the cumulative number of cases in Germany has exceeded 430,000.
On the 24th, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated in a Saturday routine video that a week after her speech on Saturday calling people to stay at home, the pandemic in Germany has further tightened, and the health department cannot track the number of confirmed cases. The area of contacts has increased significantly. But she still firmly believes that the Germans are not “powerless” in the face of the corna virus, and “our behavior will determine the intensity and speed of the spread of the virus.” She advised the people to stay in their own homes as much as possible and not to leave the city where they live.