Germany's Merkel urges lawmakers to support pandemic bill
Added 04-16-21 05:22:01am EST - “German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged parliament Friday to pass a bill that would mandate a nationwide "emergency brake" when the spread of the coronavirus becomes too rapid, saying that it was needed to prevent the country's health…” - Washingtontimes.com
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BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged parliament Friday to pass a bill that would mandate a nationwide “emergency brake” when the spread of the coronavirus becomes too rapid, saying that it was needed to prevent the country’s health care system from becoming overwhelmed.
“There is no way around it. We need to stop this third wave of the pandemic… and to achieve this we need to better combine the strengths of the federal, state and local governments than we have been.”
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Passing the bill is an uphill battle for Merkel, with state governments reluctant to cede any authority over health care to the federal government.
It needs approval not only by the lower house of parliament, which Merkel addressed Friday, but by the state-run upper house as well.
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