Germany will not ease shutdown until at least April 20 - paper

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FRANKFURT, Mar 28, 2020, SPA -- Germany will not ease measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus before at least April 20, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff told a German newspaper, according to Reuters.
"We are not talking about any easing before April 20," Helge Braun told Tagesspiegel's online edition on Saturday, adding that well before April 20 Germany would decide on which restrictions might be relaxed from that date.
Germany in mid-March closed schools, shops, restaurants, playgrounds and sports facilities and many companies have stopped production to help slow the spread of the pandemic.
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