The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the while the country wants to avoid triggering another wave, it will aim to open up carefully.
It’s now expected to extend its lockdown until March 7, but hairdressers may be allowed to open before the date.
Merkel met with governors in a video conference on Wednesday to outline the country’s journey to opening up, after having been in a second lockdown since November.
The new developments in its lockdown plans comes amid concerns that the new variants could see a rise in the previously falling infections, AP reports.
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