German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that confinement would be extended in Germany until January 31 and warned that “the hardest part was yet to come”, Sunday January 10. “The death record has been broken: over 1,000 in one day last week”, explains journalist Laurent Desbonnets, live from Berlin. In proportion to its population, Germany has twice as many deaths as France and Italy, while the current wave of coronavirus is considered worse than that of March.

Many German hospitals say they are understaffed. “While Germany did well in the first wave, it was slow to reconfine,” adds the reporter. Schools and so-called non-essential businesses are closed. The country has nevertheless managed to vaccinate 500,000 people already, “but the country is almost out of doses “, concludes the correspondent.

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