Angela Merkel’s chief of staff says pandemic may last for rest of year at least
BERLIN (Europe) – The coronavirus pandemic is expected to last at least for the rest of this year, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff.
“We are not living after the pandemic now – rather we are living in the middle of a pandemic, one that will be with us for a while – at least for this year and that’s being very optimistic.”
– Helge Braun, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff
On Wednesday, Merkel announced steps to ease the lockdown in Germany. At the same time, Merkel launched an “emergency brake” mechanism allowing for renewed restrictions in case the coronavirus infections pick up again.
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