Germany is extending its current coronavirus lockdown measures through mid-December, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced this week.
The country will remain under measures introduced in early November that include limits on private gatherings and it will keep bars, restaurants, and museums closed.
Residents will be given some leeway around the Christmas holiday. Members of one household can meet up with 10 people between Dec. 23 to Jan. 1. Children under 14 are exempt.