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Germany: 'We have to get through these winter months' - Merkel speaks with police03:07

Germany: 'We have to get through these winter months' - Merkel speaks with police

Germany, Berlin
December 1, 2020 at 03:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about the challenging months ahead, during a video chat with police officers, recorded from Berlin on Monday.

Merkel said she expected the winter months to 'stay hard,' as she heard about the difficulties of being in the police force, especially where officers are facing threats of violence.

The German chancellor also warned about a possible third wave of coronavirus, despite being optimistic that a vaccine would be rolled out for vulnerable people, and frontline workers first.

"It is an unusual time, where we can be glad to get through a day, and hope that we have managed it well. But it is an exception, and a condition we haven't known for a long, long time. We have had lots of nice experiences, like the German Unification in the last few years, and now we have something hard, that requires community spirit," she said.

Merkel also promised that the current situation will not last forever, and that politicians are working towards returning things to normal as soon as the public health situation allows.

Germany: 'We have to get through these winter months' - Merkel speaks with police03:07
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about the challenging months ahead, during a video chat with police officers, recorded from Berlin on Monday.

Merkel said she expected the winter months to 'stay hard,' as she heard about the difficulties of being in the police force, especially where officers are facing threats of violence.

The German chancellor also warned about a possible third wave of coronavirus, despite being optimistic that a vaccine would be rolled out for vulnerable people, and frontline workers first.

"It is an unusual time, where we can be glad to get through a day, and hope that we have managed it well. But it is an exception, and a condition we haven't known for a long, long time. We have had lots of nice experiences, like the German Unification in the last few years, and now we have something hard, that requires community spirit," she said.

Merkel also promised that the current situation will not last forever, and that politicians are working towards returning things to normal as soon as the public health situation allows.

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