German federal government and states agree on way to ease lockdown – draft document

FILE PHOTO: German policemen patrol through the city, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Munich, Germany, April 27, 2020. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert

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The German federal government and the states have agreed that all shops and amateur open-air sports can restart under certain conditions and states will each decide on a gradual opening of various aspects of public life, a draft document showed.

The paper, dated late on May 5, was prepared by federal chancellery chief Helge Braun and the heads of the regional chancelleries – for a telephone conference Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to hold with premiers of the states later on Wednesday.

It said states would decide on their own about a gradual opening of universities, restaurants, bars, hotels, trade fairs, cosmetic studios, brothels, theatres, fitness studios, cinemas and discos.

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