German cabinet approves uniform COVID measures nationwide
13 April 2021 | 3:21 pm
The federal government has said "emergency brake" measures to combat rising case numbers are to be legally mandated in all federal states, replacing a patchwork system. The change must now be passed by parliament.
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The leaders of Germany's ruling coalition sought to project unity during a two-day retreat outside Berlin. Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a major tax cut.
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