German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cancelled plans for a strict lockdown over Easter, just a day after the measures were announced.
Calling the plan a “mistake”, Mrs Merkel said she took “ultimate responsibility” for the U-turn.
The proposed lockdown was agreed with regional leaders in talks overnight on Monday, with restrictions set to be tightened between 1-5 April.
But the plan was reversed following a crisis meeting on Wednesday.
Author(s): Jenny Hill
Publication Date: 25 March 2021
Publication Site: BBC News