Angela Merkel

, has harshly criticized the management of the pandemic in Germany (which corresponds to the Länder) and has advocated for

more severe measures

than those already in force before the "powder keg" that supposes the appearance of new strains of the coronavirus, including a travel ban.

"This matter has gotten out of control. We have to be even more strict or else, in 14 days we will be back where we were," Merkel said in the telematic meeting she held this Tuesday with the leaders of her party, the Christian Democratic Union. (CDU) and its Bavarian partner, the Christian Social Union (CSU).

Merkel's statements, according to the daily


, which cites eyewitnesses, did not end there.

The chancellor attacked the trips abroad that many Germans continue to make despite the recommendations to the contrary and gave as an example the

nearly 50,000 who flew daily from Germany to the Canary Islands

and the Maldives during Christmas.

"Why can't we ban these trips?" Merkel wondered, who always according to sources cited by the daily


, defended the need to "

reduce air traffic

so that you can't get anywhere", for which he called for a stricter border regime.

Merkel referred to the strains of the virus already spreading to describe the situation created as a "powder keg", so for the next conference with the presiding ministers of the federated states, the chancellor assured that the opening of shops and restaurants the next day 14 is not insured.

In the event that you have to open your hand, Merkel said that the reopening should follow the following order:

kindergartens, schools, shops and restaurants


Merkel agreed last week with the prime ministers of the federal states, the extension until February 14 of restrictions imposed to face the coronavirus and that since last November they have kept social contacts to a minimum and closed all non-essential trade, in addition to all the cultural life, sports centers, bars, hotels and restaurants.

Germany in the last 24 hours 6,408 new cases of coronavirus and 903 deaths related to covid-19, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a government entity in charge of controlling infectious diseases.

The incidence in seven days, that is, the number of new infections computed per 100,000 inhabitants, is 107.6.

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