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Corona: «Partial lockdown» in Berlin
To contain the corona pandemic, public life in Berlin will be partially shut down for four weeks starting November 2.
On Thursday, the Senate decided on far-reaching restrictions for citizens, gastronomy, culture and sports. It thus implements a partial lockdown agreed by the federal and state governments.
At a video switching conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) on Wednesday, the prime ministers had agreed on the closure of restaurants, theaters, operas, concert halls, fitness studios, beauty salons, leisure and sports facilities. Amateur sports operations will be discontinued, so clubs will no longer be allowed to train. However, this does not apply to children up to 12 years of age in Berlin - for them, further training in the fresh air is possible.
Citizens are also subject to strict contact restrictions, reminiscent of the initial phase of the pandemic. Only members of two households with a maximum of ten persons are allowed to stay together in public. Children under 12 years of age are excluded from this rule. Hotels and guesthouses are no longer allowed to receive tourists. Schools and daycare centers are to remain open, as are stores.
Companies that are particularly affected by the new corona rules are to have large parts of their lost sales compensated by the federal government. The federal government is planning further emergency aid of up to ten billion euros for November. A special session of the Chamber of Deputies on the Corona situation is scheduled for Sunday. Müller will then make a government statement on further measures to contain the pandemic. Afterwards, the members of parliament will debate the issue.
| Last edited: Monday, 2. November 2020 08:31 Uhr