German Chancellor Angela Merkel will enact one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns since spring, closing bars and restaurants nationwide for most of November, Reuters reports.
Why it matters: Germany is the latest European country to reimpose some form of lockdown measures amid a surge in cases across the continent.
- Shops will be allowed to remain open so long as they follow social-distancing orders.
- Movie theaters, concert halls and sports centers will be closed.
- Germany currently has over 472,000 coronavirus cases, per Johns Hopkins University. It has seen almost 10,200 deaths.