Constantin Eckner

Germany’s ‘reckless’ coronavirus era is over

Angela Merkel (Getty images)

As Angela Merkel enters her final year in office, the German chancellor faces one of her most difficult challenges amid the rise of coronavirus infections. Germany was rightfully praised for how it managed the pandemic early on, recording a steep drop in infections after the initial outbreak in March. However, for the past two months, infections have been increasing again – much to the concern of Merkel and political leaders across the country who were keen to ease restrictions on businesses and citizens.

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Constantin Eckner
Constantin Eckner is a Berlin-based journalist and historian. He works for numerous German newspapers and broadcasters

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