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Germany: Angela Merkel says coronavirus lockdown must be lifted cautiously

Germany: Angela Merkel says coronavirus lockdown must be lifted cautiously
The chancellor reportedly told a closed-door meeting of conservative lawmakers that Germany is already in a "third wave," and warned against a hasty reopening.

News Germany: Angela Merkel says coronavirus lockdown must be lifted cautiously The chancellor reportedly told a closed-door meeting of conservative lawmakers that Germany is already in a "third wave," and warned against a hasty reopening.Fast-spreading coronavirus variants are complicating Germany's re-opening plans German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Germany will need to re-open cautiously and step-by-step in order to avoid a sudden return to lockdown if COVID infections pick up again.2021 Related Subjects Angela Merkel, CDU, Christian Democratic Union, Germany, Coronavirus, Fact check Keywords Germany, coronavirus, Angela Merkel, lockdown, COVID-19 Send us your feedback.Merkel told the lawmakers Tuesday that Germany is currently in the "third wave" of coronavirus, as fast-spreading virus variantscontinue to circulate.

The chancellor told lawmakers that loosening of restrictions should be carried out in three stages."We cannot afford ups and downs," Merkel told participants of an online conference of the center-right CDU/CSU parliamentary group, according to several sources who spoke to reporters following the meeting.

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