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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff acknowledged on Monday that they were concerned about rising coronavirus cases, as reported by Reuters.

Key takeaways

“Those who travel and don’t stick to social distancing cause risk of virus spreading.”

“Urging all to continue to stick to rules to stop the spread of coronavirus such as keeping distance, washing hands, airing out rooms and wearing masks where needed.”

“Whoever comes back from a risk area has to go into quarantine.”

“If we want to get through crisis well in autumn and winter, we need to act now.”

“It appears to be easier to keep infection numbers lower in summer than in winter.”

Market reaction

These comments don’t seem to be having a significant impact on market sentiment. As of writing, Germany’s DAX 30 Index was up 0.21% on the day at 12,864.