German government, regions tussle over reopening from COVID-19 lockdowns
BERLIN: Germany's central and regional governments were at odds on Monday (May 25) over when and how far to ease contact distancing rules, with allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that scrapping them risks unleashing a new wave of coronavirus infections.
The row erupted after Bodo Ramelow, premier of the eastern state of Thuringia, said on Saturday he would scrap rules on mask-wearing and distancing, relying instead on local measures. The states set most rules affecting day-to-day life in Germany.……
Germany News International
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