Germany is considering how to implement a gradual recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s health minister, Jens Spahn, told CNBC on Monday.
“We are thinking about step by step, that is important … going back to a new normal,” Spahn said on “Closing Bell.“
Spahn, who was speaking from Berlin, stressed that it will indeed be a new normal because “all the measures we have taken like keeping distance, wearing masks, no parties … are definitely measures that need to be there in place for months to come.”
But Germany is in a place to begin considering what a recovery looks like because its rate of new infections has continued to slow, Spahn said. He cited the effectiveness of social distancing measures and applauded the country’s residents for taking them seriously.
There are more than 128,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Germany and around 3,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Spahn said the German government is now seeking to find “the right…