The federal and state governments are tightening the corona measures: A hard lockdown will come into force on Wednesday. The retail trade will be closed with exceptions. Schools and daycare centers are also affected. Companies can apply for help. As early as next Wednesday, public life in Germany will be drastically shut down. The retail trade, with the exception of shops for everyday needs, must close by January 10th. This was announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel after consultations with the Prime Minister.