Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

The buildings of the banking district are seen in Frankfurt, Germany, on Monday, March 22, 2021. German politics decides about further measures to avoid the outspread of the coronavirus on Monday. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BERLIN — Germany extended its lockdown measures by another month and imposed several new restrictions, including largely shutting down public life over Easter, in an effort to drive down the rate of coronavirus infections.