The new norm during the pandemic – the inaugural visit of Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal, which had been planned for some time, finally took the form of a video conference linking Kyiv and Berlin. One item on the agenda was Ukraine’s path towards reform, which Germany continues to support.
The Chancellor on the work of health offices
The Chancellor has paid a virtual visit to the Harz District Health Office to thank the staff there, as representatives of the dedicated staff of all health offices in Germany.
Angela Merkel reports on meeting with state premiers
"A balanced outcome"
Schools are to reopen for students before the summer holidays, people in hospitals and care home are to be allowed visitors again – the federal and state governments have decided on further easing of the measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. An emergency mechanism is to ensure that any new spike in infections can be quickly contained.