Germany has banned gatherings of more than two people to control the spread of coronavirus.
Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the new measure to tackle Covid-19 this afternoon.
Armin Laschet, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia state, added the only exception would be if people were working on slowing the spread of the disease. He said: “The danger lies in the direct social interaction.”
Laschet confirmed the federal government and regional states had agreed on the stricter rules.
Germany had risen by 2,705 within a day to reach 16,662, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said.
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