German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech at the Defence Ministry on December 2. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech at the Defence Ministry on December 2. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Merkel uses final podcast episode to urge Germans to get vaccinated

  • The outgoing chancellor said the new Omicron variant appeared to be more infectious and Germans must take the virus seriously, with 64,510 new daily cases reported
  • Meanwhile, the Social Democrats, which narrowly won a federal election in September, voted to back a coalition agreement with the Greens and Free Democrats

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech at the Defence Ministry on December 2. Photo: AFP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes a speech at the Defence Ministry on December 2. Photo: AFP
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