Data on the prevalence of coronavirus have given reason for cautious hope – Merkel

Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on 9 April said that the data about the dissemination of coronavirus infections in the country give grounds for “cautious hope.” This writes the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

However, she stressed that the situation remains “fragile”, so you need to get back to normal “small steps”, is gradually removing restrictions.

Merkel urged citizens to remain vigilant and to adhere to the requirements of the quarantine during the celebration of Easter. At the same time, she expressed the view that the need to tighten quarantine not now.

Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, 2020, the who announced the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases in the world has exceeded 1.5 million people, of which 90 057 died 340 630 recovered.

Germany in the number of infected is the fourth largest in the world (114 million), while the number of deaths in the country significantly lower (2.3 thousand) than in the other most-affected countries coronavirus.

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