COVID-19 biggest challenge after World War-2: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday in a televised address, compared the present crisis generated due to the deadly Coronavirus to the post World War-2 Germany and called for a collective effort to fight the virus.

In a rare televised address to the nation, the Chancellor said that not even the world war 2, not since German unification have, have we faced a challenge of this multitude. This requires a collective effort to deal with the problem.

Germany, the largest economy in Europe has not gone down in a state of complete lockdown and has not banned public gathering of people unlike France and Italy.

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People were seen organizing Corona parties even as the virus continues to affect the continent which has become an epicentre of the virus.

The Federal and State authorities have shut down all educational institutes and monitoring of people and vehicles is being carried out in a strict manner in the borders with France, Switzerland and Austria.

This address by the Chancellor has raised the level of seriousness in the nation as it is the first time such a televised address is taking place in the 15 years she has been the chancellor.

People are also of the opinion that a temporary restriction on the movement of people is the right decision. This right evokes emotions in a nation which was only unified recently and where movement of people was banned in the former Eastern Germany.

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