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Merkel Warns Against False Sense of Security When Reopening

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans not to be lulled into a false sense of security as the country takes the first steps to restart public life, warning a return to a full shutdown would be “inevitable” if coronavirus infections start to rise again. #Coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusUpdates

Nonessential shops, which have been closed for nearly four weeks, started reopening with hygiene precautions on Monday following a decision last week by federal and state governments to lift some restrictions on small businesses.

The decision applies for the period from Monday through May 3, and officials will review the situation again on April 30.

It remains unclear when bars, cafes and restaurants — which also are closed, apart from for takeouts — will be allowed to reopen.

New infections in Germany have slowed in recent weeks, but Merkel cautioned Monday that it would take 14 days for the effect on the rate of infections to be seen.

“We have to proceed step by step, slowly and carefully, because it would be a pity if we went into a relapse with our eyes open,” she said.

Germany has confirmed more than 145,000 coronavirus infections, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people.

For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness.

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