Lockdown extended - and even fewer contacts

The virus continues to spread, as a look at the intensive care units also shows. That is why shops are to remain closed longer and private meetings are even more restricted. The harsh measures may also include restrictions on the radius of movement.

Germany exceeds 2020 climate target

The pandemic has had a severe impact on people and the economy - and has pushed down Germany's greenhouse gas emissions considerably in 2020. A target that had long been written off will now probably even be exceeded.