Senate likely to extend lockdown

Senate likely to extend lockdown

The Berlin Senate is expected to extend the lockdown. The current ordinance regulating Berlin's Corona measures is only valid up to and including Sunday.

Lockdown in Berlin

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Stacked tables and chairs stand next to a coffee during the lockdown.

The Senate will decide on an extension at its regular session on 13 April 2021, a spokeswoman announced on Monday. It is not yet certain until when the ordinance will apply.
According to the ordinance, for example, a contact restriction applies, according to which a maximum of five people from two households plus children up to 14 years of age are allowed to meet outdoors in Berlin. Shopping in shops, apart from food retailers, is only allowed with a negative test result. Restaurants remain closed, overnight stays in hotels are prohibited. All this will continue to apply in Berlin for the time being if the regulation is extended.
At the same time, talks between the federal and state governments, among others, on the introduction of a nationwide Corona emergency brake are continuing. Government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said in Berlin that it is still planned to pass the bill in the federal cabinet on Tuesday morning. The new regulation is to establish uniform rules for regions with high Corona numbers, where the 7-day incidence is above 100. This means that at least 100 people per 100,000 have been infected with the corona virus within 7 days. In Berlin, the value was 114.1, according to the situation report of the health administration on Sunday.

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