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Merkel urges young people to do without parties to fight coronavirus

BERLIN, Oct 14 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged young people to do their part to halt the spread of the coronavirus after private parties were repeatedly blamed for localized outbreaks in German cities.

"We must call especially on young people to do without a few parties now in order to have a good life tomorrow or the day after," Merkel said at a news conference after agreeing additional measures against coronavirus with the heads of Germany's 16 states. (Reporting by Maria Sheahan and Paul Carrel, editing by Thomas Escritt)