Chancellor Merkel's Chief of Staff "Saturday Is a Crucial Day"

Helge Braun, 47, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff, speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the rapidly rising number of coronavirus infections and about whether more stringent measures will have to be implemented.
Interview Conducted by Christoph Hickmann und Martin Knobbe
Chancellery Chief of Staff Helge Braun: "We have been speaking with virologists and epidemiologists every day."

Chancellery Chief of Staff Helge Braun: "We have been speaking with virologists and epidemiologists every day."

Peter Rigaud/ DER SPIEGEL
A meeting of the German cabinet on March 18: "We want to inform people in a very clear and transparent manner."

A meeting of the German cabinet on March 18: "We want to inform people in a very clear and transparent manner."

MICHAEL KAPPELER / AFP
DER SPIEGEL 13/2020
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