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

BERLIN, Oct 28 (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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