Merkel, German states to discuss virus restrictions for schools, sports: spokesman

FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after discussing with German state premiers whether the regulations imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) need relaxing, at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, April 30, 2020. Kay Nietfeld/Pool via REUTERS

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and premiers of the 16 federal states will on Wednesday discuss coronavirus restrictions for schools, kindergartens and sports, her spokesman said on Monday, as the country is gradually easing its lockdown.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Michelle Martin

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