The East Germany state of Thuringia has said its citizens can make their own choices with regards to the lockdown becoming the first place in Europe to end any formal rules. This does not follow Chancellor Angela Merkel’s advice of not moving too fast as the states compete to get their economies back going. Chancellor Merkel has made it clear the country is still “fragile” and “not out of the woods” with regards to COVID-19. Thuringia will lift its ban on mass gatherings, the compulsory wearing of facemarks in shops and a requirement for people to stay 1.5 metres apart.
The restrictions will be officially lifted on June 6.
Germany has been less affected by COVID-19 than many other European countries and began lifting its lockdown on April 20.
The rate of infection has been declining in the country, with only 431 new infections over the past 24 hours this weekend…
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