Merkel calls Germany’s Easter lockdown plan her ‘mistake’

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday dropped plans for a five-day shutdown in the country over Easter after a hastily arranged video conference with 16 state governors. Merkel said she made a “mistake” and apologized to Germans at a press conference. The plan required all shops closed during the holiday and allowed only supermarkets to open on April 3, but it was immediately criticized and questioned by the public after its announcement.

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