Germany is coming back to normal life. Image Courtesy – The Wall Street Journal
Germany has started coming back to normal life from some of the lockdown restrictions that their states executed from the middle of the March. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, discussed with experts and organized the reopening plans for the 16 states.
Germany’s plan was self-conscious to reopen the states. Shops which are smaller than 800 sq ft and which have been estimated as nonessentials have now been allowed to reopen from April 20. Customers are allowed to enter into the shop with a limited number.
Angela Merkel strongly appealed to everybody to use face-covering inside shops and public transport. Some of the states in Germany made a mandatory rule to use a face mask.
Some of the states in Germany made a mandatory rule to use face-mask. Image Courtesy – https://www.vox.com
Government made an announcement that churches, playgrounds, museums, salons can be open from today. Many primary and secondary schools will be starting from today and the students will be allowed. Some states allowed schools to restart a bit earlier regarding the exams of the students. Other schools will restart from the May 11 with reduced schedules and maintaining the social distancing rules.
Some states allowed schools to restart a bit earlier regarding the exams of the students. Image Courtesy – https://www.vox.com
Kindergartens and daycares will not reopen now. Mass gatherings are prohibited until August 31 2020, and accordingly, bars, nightclubs, sit-down restaurants, cinema halls will also remain closed till that date.
Merkel stated that the government of Germany will re-evaluate the situation in every two weeks and careful decision will be taken based on scientific methods.
The world is observing Germany’s careful scientific approach as the country has managed the coronavirus pandemic better than many of the European countries. Most of the credit goes to its testing capacity, which is recorded as 350,000 per week, according to various new media.
Germany holding the 6th position in the world regarding coronavirus cases, with 165,664 infected people, 132,700 recovered people, and 6,866 deaths as of May 4 2020. However, Germany showed a lot of confidence to come back to the normal track of life facing the great blow of economic recession throughout the world.