Germany’s third Covid wave needs drastic measures, says health chief

Head of Robert Koch Institute says he supports plan for night-time curfew as some ICUs reach capacity

The head of Germany’s disease control agency has called for drastic measures to curb the country’s third wave of coronavirus infections, with intensive care beds filled to capacity in some areas.

Lothar Wieler, the director of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said Germans needed to drastically reduce contact with each other to rein in the third wave, which he said would get worse as long as it remained out of control.

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