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Germany’s economy minister has urged the public not to scramble to get their Christmas shopping done before Wednesday’s national lockdown and give vouchers as presents instead.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of Germany’s 16 federal states agreed yesterday to close all non-essential shops, schools and nurseries from 16 December until 10 January, in an emergency bid to curb rising infection rates.

On Sunday, the country’s disease control agency recorded 16,362 new Covid-19 infections and 188 new deaths, the highest ever figures recording on a Sunday in both categories.

Speaking to tabloid Bild, economy minister Peter Altmaier said he hoped the population would avoid cramming into shops over the next two days:


My wish and my hope is that people will only get what is absolutely necessary, such as groceries.

He said he hoped people would buy loved ones vouchers as presents this year instead, which could be redeemed once the lockdown is lifted.

The German government announced on Sunday it would release new funds to help retailers compensate for their losses through the Christmas season, though the German Retail Association HDE has already warned the promised aid package will not be enough to stave off bankruptcies.




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