Pandemic could get out of control in certain German regions: Bavarian premier

FILE PHOTO: Bavarian State Prime Minister Markus Soeder attends a news conference after a cabinet meeting in Munich, Germany April 28, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. Sven Hoppe/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic could get out of control in certain regions, making certain concrete rules necessary, Bavarian premier Markus Soeder said on Tuesday.

Soeder was speaking at a news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel following a video conference with the premiers of Germany’s federal states to discuss measures as infections rise.

Reporting by Thomas Escritt and Madeline Chambers; Writing by Caroline Copley; Editing by Maria Sheahan