December 10 According to German media reports, on the 9th local time, German Chancellor Merkel called on Germans to reduce unnecessary contact during Christmas. During her speech, Merkel said with tears that scientists were actually pleading with people to adhere to scientific epidemic prevention regulations.
During the speech, Merkel’s eyes were tearful and her hands were closed. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry from the bottom of my heart, but if the price we pay is 590 deaths every day, it seems unacceptable to me,” she said.
She also cautioned, “If we have too much contact on Christmas Eve and end up being the last Christmas we spend with our grandparents, then we must have done something wrong and should not let this happen.”
Germany is reportedly considering stricter prevention and control measures as the current lockdown fails to reduce the infection rate to a controlled level. German health experts recommend extending school holidays, closing non-essential stores, etc.
On the 9th, according to the data of the Robert Koch Institute of Disease Control and Prevention in Germany, in the past 24 hours, 20,815 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany have been confirmed, with a total of more than 1.23 million confirmed cases; 590 new deaths have been recorded for two consecutive days, with a cumulative death of more than 20,000.