The new lockdowns in Guetersloh and neighbouring Warendorf in western Germany came after a coronavirus outbreak at a slaughterhouse that has infected more than 1,500 workers.
The first Mevluede Genc medal was given to a youth organisation in the west German city of Duisburg. She lost two daughters, two granddaughters, and a niece in 1993.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party seeks decisive victory in North Rhine-Westphalia, a bellwether state, against centre-left Social Democratic Party, four months before the national elections.
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