"Dangerous and irresponsible". Angela Merkel attacks those who devalue the new coronavirus

"Lies and misinformation, conspiracy theories and hatred harm not only the democratic debate, but also the fight against the virus," said the German chancellor during a speech addressed to the Bundestag's chamber of deputies.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel dubbed "dangerous and irresponsible" the populists who said the new coronavirus is harmless. This Thursday, October 29, Merkel advocated a total stoppage for the country, as a way to reduce the spread of the virus that, by this time, reaches worrying levels in Germany and a little throughout Europe, according to “Reuters ”.

"Lies and misinformation, conspiracy theories and hatred harm not only the democratic debate, but also the fight against the virus," said the German chancellor during a speech addressed to the Bundestag's chamber of deputies. Merkel added that "only with solidarity and transparency will we be able to face the pandemic".

Merkel announced on Wednesday, October 28, that Germany will move forward with an emergency blockade for a month, which includes the closure of restaurants, gyms and theaters to reverse an increase in coronavirus cases that may overburden patients. hospitals.

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