In Berlin, Angela Merkel was hoping for an agreement with the First Ministers on stricter Corona rules. But some of the federal states did not support the approach, which is why decisions are supposed to be taken next week.
Since the news of Joe Biden's election victory reached Berlin, government members, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, congratulated the President Elect. The hopes for a refurbishment of the transatlantic relations are big.
A few hours after Angela Merkel announced a second semi-lockdown for Germany, record infection numbers showed the nation what kind of development she intends to stop. In spite of the numbers, the government's step was criticized harshly.