German states start tightening Covid-19 measures amid fourth wave

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German states started announcing semi-lockdowns and tightened restrictions on Friday to fight the fourth coronavirus wave after the federal parliament in Berlin passed a new package of public health measures. Germany’s Bundesrat passed new legislation that ruled out wide-scale school or business closures but requires the public to be vaccinated, recovered or recently tested negative from Covid-19 to go to work or use public transport and tightens rules on visiting care homes. The southern state of Bavaria and eastern state of Saxony cancelled their Christmas markets and announced semi-lockdown…

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