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Angela Merkel: Coronavirus lockdown restrictions to stay until May

Angela Merkel says the federal and state governments will not decide earlier than May 6th to relax or tighten coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the country.

German authorities will not decide earlier than May 6th on whether to relax or tighten coronavirus lockdown restrictions in the country.

Speaking after the EU summit in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel said the effects of the opening of stores could only be estimated 14 days later, DPA reported.

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Ms Merkel has previously advised Germans to prepare to live with coronavirus restrictions for a long time to come. “I understand that this life under corona conditions has been happening to everyone for a very, very long time,” she said. In her first government statement on the corona pandemic in the Bundestag yesterday, Ms Merkel said nobody likes to hear the fact that restrictions will remain in place for longer than foreseen. “We are not living in the final phase of the pandemic, but still at its beginning. We will have to live with this virus for a long time to come.”