Sumary of Coronavirus: Angela Merkel urges citizens to get vaccinated:
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she was worried about the “exponential growth” of coronavirus infections.
- Merkel commented on a number of topics in her final summer address to journalists before leaving office — from the recent spyware scandal to women in politics.
- But it was the pandemic and last week’s flooding in western Germany that were of immediate concern for the chancellor.
- “The infection figures are rising again and with a clear and worrying dynamic,” Merkel said in Berlin.
- ” Cases set to double, restrictions possible The number of COVID infections in Germany has been slowly increasing over the past two weeks, largely fueled by the Delta variant.
- Merkel said she expected cases to double in the next two weeks and that stricter restrictions may have to be reintroduced.
- ” What Merkel’s potential successors talk about in parliament Armin Laschet: State premier and family minister In recent years, the CDU chairman has been mostly active in state- and regional-level politics.
- What Merkel’s potential successors talk about in parliament Annalena Baerbock: Climate and Europe Annalena Baerbock’s characteristic issues stand out in her parliamentary speeches: She mentions climate policy, Germany’s coal phase-out and Europe more often than her competitors.