Bavaria's Soeder says we are in most dangerous phase of pandemic

FILE PHOTO: Bavarian State Premier Markus Soeder attends a cabinet meeting in Munich, Germany, March 4, 2021, one day after Chancellor Merkel met with state leaders to discuss lockdown options the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Peter Kneffel/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is likely living through the most dangerous phase of the COVID-19 pandemic as new coronavirus variants spread faster and affect more people than just the elderly, Bavarian premier Markus Soeder said early on Tuesday.

“We are probably now living in the most dangerous phase of the pandemic,” Soeder told journalists in Berlin after agreeing with other state leaders and Chancellor Angela Merkel to extend Germany’s lockdown until April 18.

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