The “manner and frequency” with which Merkel has appeared in the media to communicate the government’s COVID-19 regulations are new, Hertie School Professor of Communication in Politics and Civil Society Andrea Römmele told German news agency dpa.

Römmele believes that the Chancellor has noticed a certain “corona fatigue” in the German population, which has influenced her approach, as she continues to try and encourage compliance to the lockdown rules.

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