Germany’s Merkel set to agree to cautious easing of Covid-19 lockdown

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    German Chancellor Angela #Merkel was expected on Wednesday to agree a gradual relaxation of #coronavirus curbs with regional leaders, but the rules can be tightened again if infections jump. FRANCE 24’s Emmanuelle Chaze reports from Berlin.

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