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Germany eases coronavirus restrictions as small businesses open

As daily death toll drops, some shops and schools reopen. But some German states want tightened curbs.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged people to stay disciplined as some shops reopen for the first time since coronavirus curbs were imposed in late March.

The leader of Europe’s largest economy says a full shutdown will be inevitable if the number of infections rises again.

Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports from Berlin.