The German government intends to take steps at national level as well as taking action agreed within the European Union, announced Chancellor Angela Merkel following a meeting of what has become known as the Corona Cabinet. The new steps relate in particular to the production of personal protective equipment and masks.
Haiti is currently facing a serious crisis, with tumult in parliament, fuel shortages, road blocks and serious gang crime. The state and its institutions are extremely fragile and require international support. The German government has decided to become involved in the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti, and will second up to five police officers.