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Merkel admits sluggish response to Germany’s second coronavirus wave

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted to shortcomings in Germany’s reaction to the next wave of coronavirus infections all through a speech to parliament on Thursday.

Germany weathered the initially wave of conditions at the get started of the pandemic comparatively nicely, Merkel informed lawmakers.

“Then we weren’t careful enough or quickly more than enough,” she lamented, including that the 2nd lockdown, which has been incrementally tightened due to the fact November, did not arrive swiftly more than enough.

On Wednesday, Merkel and the nation’s 16 point out premiers agreed to broadly