(Bloomberg) — Chancellor Angela Merkel urged caution before taking another step to ease Germany’s containment measures as moving too quickly would risk a relapse to unsustainable rates of coronavirus infections and having to fall back on a stricter lockdown.
“We have achieved a lot, but we haven’t yet reached our target,” Merkel said on Monday after a meeting of her government’s coronavirus crisis cabinet. “It would be a crying shame if we would need to roll this back.”
Germany became one of the first countries in Europe to cautiously revive business activity after a month-long shutdown, as smaller shops, car dealerships, bike shops and book stores were allowed to reopen on Monday.
But the tentative steps toward normalcy is causing some unease even for Merkel, who said