"This is a historic task -  and it can only be mastered if we face it together"

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An address to the nation by Federal Chancellor Merkel "This is a historic task -  and it can only be mastered if we face it together"

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to citizens in her address to the nation. "This is serious. Since German reunification, no, since the Second World War, there has not been a challenge for our country in which action in a spirit of solidarity on our part was so important," said the Chancellor. Getting on top of the coronavirus epidemic was, Merkel added, "a historic task -  and it can only be mastered if we face it together".