Sputnik comes live from Berlin Central Station this Friday, 15 January, as a possible 15km travel ban may be introduced.
On Thursday, local media reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to discuss a complete national shutdown with regional governors.
New restrictions — dubbed a "mega-lockdown" by the Bild daily — may include a complete halt to local and long-distance public transport and significantly limit reasonable excuses for leaving home.
Several states have reportedly insisted on making working from home the new normal and ordering that FFP2 respirators - which filter out more particles than cloth coverings - be worn.
Nothing has been agreed yet, but the new rules would stay in place until the end of February if adopted. The existing restrictions were set for review on 25 January.
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