German Chancellor Merkel wants to keep her country mostly locked up in the fight against corona at least until the end of February.
In contrast to some states, she does not think it is a good plan to open schools now, German media report.
If the corona measures’ relaxation becomes possible, the intention is that the primary schools will open immediately, Merkel told Christian Democratic party members. Childcare, hairdressers and shops will also be the first to be dealt with.
The German government leader and the states’ leaders, who have a lot of power of their own, will again hold top consultation on the corona crisis on Wednesday.
They will then consider whether the lockdown, which started on December 16 and expires next weekend, should be extended.