Angela Merkel, born July 17, 1954, has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the Christian Democrat party, CDU, since 2000.
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In an extraordinarily rare nationwide TV address, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on citizens to do their part in helping to overcome the COVID-19 outbreak. Germany is now one of Europe's hardest-hit states.
Angela Merkel shocked the country this week when she said that 60%-70% of the population would likely be infected by coronavirus. Germans have been watching events unfold in neighboring Italy and asking whether they'll be next. Nik Martin has more on how the country is dealing with the epidemic.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for the cancellation of all unnecessary public events after the coronavirus claimed three more lives in Germany on Thursday. The virus is an 'unfamiliar challenge,' she said.