Coronavirus to Worsen in Coming Months, Germany’s Merkel Warns

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned that the coming months are likely to see the coronavirus pandemic get worse, and called on people in Germany to continue taking the threat seriously.

“We have to expect that some things will be even more difficult in the coming months than in summer,” she said at a traditional summer news conference in Berlin.

“It is serious. As serious as it ever was. And keep taking it seriously,” she said, adding: “We will have to keep living with this virus.”

Her remarks come as the number of new daily infections in Germany continues to accelerate after beginning to rise again in early July.