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German chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday defended proposals to grant federal authorities more power to enforce strict health and safety controls, including a curfew, in order to break a third wave of Covid-19 in the country.

“The situation is serious, very serious,” Merkel told the Bundestag, the country’s lower house of parliament. “The third wave of the pandemic has the country in its grip.”EFE

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