Angela Merkel wastes no time. She kicks off her traditional summer press conference with an unsparing Corona inventory. "The virus is a democratic imposition." The pandemic had been "a deep cut for each of us", especially in the spring, and had dramatically changed working and private life. The next months with autumn and winter would still be difficult, Merkel warned.
On Thursday, Merkel and the prime ministers of the federal states had tried to agree on a unified but regionally adapted approach after months of much confusion. In the celebrations and family celebrations, which are important for many, it has succeeded only in part. It is still unclear when soccer matches with thousands of spectators can take place. More and more people are dissatisfied and take to the streets.
Corona: Merkel thanks Germans for being reasonable
Now she said over the summer many people could have been outdoors. Outside, he said, there is better protection against aerosols. Now, she says, it will be a matter of keeping those low as people move back indoors to workplaces, schools and homes.