May 6, 2020 / 2:26 PM / 20 days ago

Merkel: we can be a bit bold but must be careful on easing lockdown

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed with premiers of Germany’s 16 states to make sure local action is taken quickly to prevent individual, local, coronavirus outbreaks from spreading around the country, she said on Wednesday.

“We are following a bold path,” said Merkel. “We can afford to be a bit bold but we must remain cautious,” Merkel said on Wednesday as she announced an easing of restrictions.

Writing by Madeline Chambers, editing by Thomas Escritt

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