MNCHEN / BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – Despite the falling number of infections in many places, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) continues to pursue a cautious course with further relaxation of corona requirements. Only with low incidences are more openings to be represented, she said on Friday according to dpa information in a non-public video link with around 100 Bavarian local politicians. When it comes to easing, school continues to have priority for her, said Merkel, according to information from participants. After that, further openings in the areas of retail, events, culture and sports could be cleverly combined.
On the part of the district administrators and mayors, hopes and concrete expectations for further easing had already been expressed before the switch. According to reports, however, the local politicians were holding back with too much criticism of Merkel – for example about the slow-flowing financial aid from the federal government. At first, no one asked for concrete opening steps or even dates./had/DP/eas