The Berlin government is in a catch-22 situation. On the one hand it needs to prolong the restrictions that have been in place for almost three weeks. On the other, it must avoid an "isolation fatigue" in the population.
While some federal states within Germany said they wanted an 'incremental easing' of the Corona restrictions, Berlin's Governing Mayor Michael Müller apologized for his recent verbal attack on the United States in connection with a delivery of protective masks.
Chancellor Angela Merkel, who ended her quarantine two days early, said the numbers provided "a glimmer of hope". But it was far too early to ease the bans and rules put in place to slow down the Coronavirus.