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Germany extends lockdown to Feb. 14: government document

News conference about further COVID-19 measures, at the Chancellery in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state premiers agreed on Tuesday to extend a lockdown for most shops and schools until Feb. 14 as part of a package of steps to try to rein in the coronavirus, a draft document showed.

Also, companies must allow employees to work from home until March 15 where possible, the document showed.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Paul Carrel)

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