Angela Merkel: It was necessary to extend lockdown until 31 Jan

The German government said Tuesday it is extending the country's lockdown by three weeks until Jan. 31, tightening curbs on social contacts and planning limits on people's movements in the worst-affected regions as it tries to reduce stubbornly high infection figures and worrying numbers of coronavirus-related deaths. Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was “absolutely necessary” … Continue reading Angela Merkel: It was necessary to extend lockdown until 31 Jan

Angela Merkel warns nations against reopening their economies ‘too fast’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized some German states for moving too briskly in trying to reopen their economies. Germany has been praised for its approach to the pandemic and has a much lower reported death toll than other large European countries. “We’re not living in the final phase of the pandemic, but still at the … Continue reading Angela Merkel warns nations against reopening their economies ‘too fast’

Germany’s Merkel quarantined after doctor tested positive to COVID-19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel self-isolated on 22 March after being told that a doctor who had administered a vaccine to her against pneumococcal infection had tested positive for COVID-19. Angela Merkel took a test to determine whether she had the new coronavirus and it came back negative, spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters. "Other tests will … Continue reading Germany’s Merkel quarantined after doctor tested positive to COVID-19

German Chancellor calls for peace and unity in her New Year message

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to pull the country together for 2019 in her New Year's speech on Sunday with a call for solidarity and cooperation to overcome deep political divisions. Merkel said she recognized that many Germans "bemoaned" the ruling coalition that took office in March, an alliance of her conservative bloc and … Continue reading German Chancellor calls for peace and unity in her New Year message

German Chancellor calls for peace and unity in her New Year message

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to pull the country together for 2019 in her New Year's speech on Sunday with a call for solidarity and cooperation to overcome deep political divisions. Merkel said she recognized that many Germans "bemoaned" the ruling coalition that took office in March, an alliance of her conservative bloc and … Continue reading German Chancellor calls for peace and unity in her New Year message