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Healthcare

Germany's Merkel wants to extend coronavirus lockdown until mid-Feb - Bild

BERLIN, Jan 19 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to extend a lockdown to restrict coronavirus infections until Feb. 15, mass-selling Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing a draft resolution of the federal government.

Merkel is due to meet the premiers of the federal states on Tuesday to decide on extending a current lockdown which has closed most shops and schools and introducing new restrictions. (Reporting by Riham Alkousaa Editing by Caroline Copley)

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