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'We are in a very serious situation', says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Pool

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Merkel said on Wednesday after talks with regional leaders to agree on a partial lockdown that the coronavirus situation was very serious and the speed of its spread was extremely high.

“We have to act, and we have to act now - to avoid a national health emergency,” said Merkel.

Writing by Madeline Chambers; Editing by Paul Carrel

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