Germany – grounds for cautious optimism

2020 04 09 m3rkel statement

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on everyone in Germany not to let up in their efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus over the Easter weekend. The latest figures, she said, give grounds for cautious optimism. Now it is important not to become careless, not to think we are safe – “because we could easily destroy everything we have achieved”.

After the meeting of what has become known as the Corona Cabinet, Chancellor Angela Merkel gave an update of the situation on Thursday afternoon. “The latest trends in the figures give grounds for cautious optimism,” she said at a press conference at the Federal Chancellery. “The curve is flattening slightly and the number of active cases is dropping slightly.”