The Chancellor and the state premiers of Germany’s sixteen federal states have agreed to extend the COVID-19 measures currently in place until 14 February. Since a mutation of the virus has been identified, that threatens to negate the efforts made to contain the pandemic, federal and state governments intend to adopt a pro-active approach to address this threat.
The Chancellor on the events in Washington D.C.
"We all saw the unsettling pictures of the storming of the Congress building yesterday evening. These pictures made me angry and also sad. I am, however, sure that this democracy will prove to be much stronger than the attackers and rioters,“ said Chancellor Angela Merkel following the events in Washington D.C.