Germany's Merkel wants to extend coronavirus lockdown until mid-Feb - Bild

FILE PHOTO: Piled up chairs are seen in front of a closed restaurant as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues during an extended lockdown in Frankfurt, Germany, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to extend a lockdown to restrict coronavirus infections until Feb. 15, mass-selling Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing a draft resolution of the federal government.

Merkel is due to meet the premiers of the federal states on Tuesday to decide on extending a current lockdown which has closed most shops and schools and introducing new restrictions.

(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Caroline Copley)

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