Germany is set for an extended coronavirus lockdown of two more weeks until May 3, after Chancellor Angela Merkel and premiers of federal states agreed on a roadmap to gradually ease restrictions. 

Speaking at a news conference in Berlin on Wednesday, following a video conference with the state premiers, Merkel underlined that while Germany had some success in battling the virus’ spread, the situation is still fragile, and the outbreak is far from being contained. 

“We must understand that we have to live with the virus until a medication, especially a vaccine is found. And we have to secure

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