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Coronavirus: Bavaria Becomes First German State to Restrict Citizens From Going Outside



Bavaria has just become the very first German state to prohibition citizens from going outside in order to curb the spread of coronavirus. 

 The state premier Markus Soeder said that the restrictions is going to last for two weeks, he also added that:
'It's not easy to take these decisions. We take these decisions according to the best of our knowledge and conscience. There will be a Bavaria after corona, but it will be a stronger one if we don't look away.'

The number of German cases of COVID-19 increased from 2,958 to 13,957 overnight. While deaths from the virus grew by 11 to 31. 
Germany is also considering imposing a national lockdown if the citizens fail to obey the orders to stay indoors this weekend.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff Helge Braun, told Spiegel magazine that:
 'We will look at the behavior of the population this weekend. Saturday will be a conclusive day.'  We hope that the residents understands the present measures and is ready to scale down social life. If we take a look at our neighboring countries, it's clear that (lockdown) would be an enormous extra burden.'
 The state premier of the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg said that: 
‘Unless everybody fundamentally changes their behavior, then we won't be able to avoid harsher measures and sanctions,'
Leader of Germany's most populous state North-Rhine Westphalia, which has been the worst affected by the coronavirus so far, Armin Laschet, said that:
'If the people don't do it themselves, then we could make such decisions.'




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