Coronavirus: Germany to reopen shops, allow two households to meet and resume Bundesliga | World News

Germany is planning to ease its coronavirus restrictions further to allow for household meet-ups, reopening of shops and the resuming of the Bundesliga football season.

Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the latest relaxation of measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the first phase had passed, but warned of a long road ahead.

In the new phase of the country’s response, people from two separate households will be permitted to meet up, while Bundesliga football matches will be held in the latter half of May.

More shops will also be allowed to reopen with additional hygiene measures in place, and customers will need to continue observing social distancing measures.