German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA-EFE / NDR / Wolfgang Borrs German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA-EFE / NDR / Wolfgang Borrs
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA-EFE / NDR / Wolfgang Borrs

Coronavirus: Angela Merkel urges German states to stick to agreed lockdown rules as cases surge

  • Merkel and the regional leaders had agreed to stick to shutdown measures including an ‘emergency brake’ to be applied in regions with high incidence rates until April 18
  • But under Germany’s federal system, each state can ultimately decide its own rules and some have continued with reopening steps, despite fierce criticism

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA-EFE / NDR / Wolfgang Borrs German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA-EFE / NDR / Wolfgang Borrs
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA-EFE / NDR / Wolfgang Borrs
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