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Germany bans meetings of more than 2 people to slow coronavirus

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Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has banned meetings of more than two people in efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus in the country. She is also mandating the closure of nonessential businesses.

Speaking after meeting the leaders of Germany’s regions earlier on Sunday afternoon, Merkel was clear the new restrictions are not desirable but necessary. “None of us wished that we would ever have to face the people with such rules,” said Merkel.

To date, there have been 24,714 cases in Germany with 92 deaths.

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