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Berlin mayor: New corona measures give good chance of getting through in good shape

Berlin's mayor Michael Mueller speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Pool

BERLIN (Reuters) - A partial coronavirus lockdown agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leaders of Germany’s 16 states on Wednesday are tough, but if they are kept up for four weeks there is a good chance of getting through in good shape, the Berlin mayor said.

“Our hope is that this will give us a chance to de-escalate this dramatic situation,” said mayor Michael Mueller.

Writing by Madeline Chambers and Sabine Siebold; Editing by Maria Sheahan