German Chancellor Angela Merkel apologized to citizens for introducing quarantine on Easter holidays and cancelled it a day after the introduction. Deutsche Welle cites the words of the German leader.

During a press conference, Merkel said that the quarantine’s announcement on Easter holidays was dictated by “good intentions” – the desire to slow the spread of the third wave of coronavirus. “Nevertheless, it was a mistake <…> it needs to be corrected, preferably on time,” the politician admitted.

The day before, Merkel announced the extension of quarantine in the country until April 18. The isolation regime was planned to be specially strengthened during the Easter period – from 1 to 5 April. Religious gatherings for Easter were reported to be held online.

Last week, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced the deterioration of the situation with the coronavirus in Europe. She believes that one can already see the formation of the third wave in the community’s countries.