The Covid-19, in addition to having seized the entire world economy, seems to have seized all institutional communication, including in countries where it is used to driving rather well. Germany paid the price the week of March 21, 2021 with a real mea culpa from its chancellor, Angela Merkel, regarding the Easter festivities.
Easter confined to Germany? It’s finally “nein”
The announcement had made a lot of noise, especially as the French expected their government to make more or less similar announcements: on March 22, 2021, Angela Merkel announced a hard confinement from April 1 to 5, 2021, that is to say during the Christian feast of Easter. And by hard confinement, it was potentially the tightest confinement suffered since the start of the pandemic by the Germans.
The Easter festivities were to be quite simply banned: no family gatherings, no authorized outings and, above all, no religious services. It was this last measure that finally had the effect of a bomb, to the point that Angela Merkel had to resolve to a proper backpedal.
Angela Merkel asks “forgiveness”
On Wednesday March 24, 2021, barely two days after the announcement, the German government announced that the Easter celebrations could be held. Admittedly, the pandemic forced to take measures and restrictions, but religious services will be on the agenda.
Angela Merkel reportedly said her ad is a “ fault “And asks” pardon »To Germans and religious leaders who should have closed the doors of churches. At 11 a.m., a meeting with the officials of the 16 Länders and the federal government was organized, to decide on the details of the restrictions and authorizations.