Merkel asks Germans to vaccinate more and those already vaccinated – to get booster vaccine

As Germany registered record 50 000 new daily infections with the novel coronavirus, Angela Merkel invited the unvaccinated part of the public to get their shots as quickly as possible, British news portal The Guardian reports.
On Saturday, November 13, the German Robert Koch Institute reported 45,081 new infections, two days after the daily total topped 50,000 for the first time.
Addressing the nation in her weekly podcast, the outgoing German chancellor said: «If we stand together, if we think about protecting ourselves and caring for others, we can save our country a lot this winter.» Merkel warned that that there were «very difficult weeks ahead of us».
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While the infection rate is not yet as high as in some other European countries, its relentless rise in Germany has set off alarm bells. Merkel plans to meet the country’s 16 state governors to coordinate nationwide measures next week, and parliament is mulling legislation that would provide a new legal framework for restrictions over the winter, The Guardian reports.