The German government is very concerned about the rapidly increasing numbers of corona infections and hospital admissions and the increasing number of trouble spots.
The situation is serious, said a spokesman after a session of the so-called corona cabinet.
Germany is at the beginning of the second wave. But it is not too late, says the spokesman. Such a second wave can be prevented by taking measures.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet again on Wednesday with the heads of government of the sixteen federal states to discuss further steps, German media report.
In addition to tightening, there may be relaxation. In case of a negative result after a corona test, the quarantine could be changed from ten to five days.
Things are going in the wrong direction, for example, in large cities. Germany came relatively well through the first wave.