Angela Merkel wears a KN95
German Chancellor Angela Merkel wore a KN95 face mask at yesterday's EU summit in Brussels, Monday, July 20, 2020.
The chancellor’s popularity has surged over her handling of the coronavirus crisis and Germany has fared better than many of its European neighbours, with 196,000 cases and 9,063 deaths.
Widespread testing and relatively relaxed lockdown restrictions allowed Germany to continue some social and industrial activity during the crisis, alongside significant stimulus packages.
Ms Merkel has called for a speedy agreement on a coronavirus recovery fund to the EU, which is currently in negotiations over a proposed €750 billion economic stimulus and investment program to help the bloc’s economic recovery from the pandemic.