Today, Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the state premiers of Germany’s federal states in Berlin. Their discussions focused on further action to contain the coronavirus pandemic and the package of measures to revitalise the economy.
Federal and state governments agreed that regulations requiring a mask to be worn in certain public spaces, increased hygiene measures and contact restrictions are to remain in place and that individuals will still be required to ensure physical distancing of 1.5 metres.
The Chancellor stressed that until there is a drug, "we will have to live with the pandemic" and protect one another. She expressed her warmest thanks to everyone who has already downloaded the "Corona-Warn-App".
The federal states approved the joint measures laid out in the stimulus package to revitalise the economy. Angela Merkel also stressed that the economic repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic are the most serious in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. "We will need a great deal of strength to carry on along the path to recovery," said the Chancellor.
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