German health minister: It will not be possible to lift all restrictions in February

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Comments by German health minister, Jens Spahn

  • We need to reduce contacts for another two or three months
  • Calls on all employers to enable working from home
  • Need to do everything we can to curb spread of new virus variants
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This just reaffirms the message that Germany may keep tighter restrictions all the way through to March or even April based on the current situation. That's not a good look on how Q1 economic activity is going to play out in the euro area.

As a reminder, the current set of lockdown measures will carry to 31 January but given the recent remarks, will surely be extended well into February at the next decision.

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