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Coronavirus: German police raid church service and find over 100 maskless worshippers

German police had to raid a church service and find over 100 mask-less worshippers who were violating COVID-19 restrictions. The police had to break up the group of around 150 worshippers.

The COVID-19 violaters came from the town of Herford, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on Saturday evening as reported by DW.

A police statement said more than 100 attendees were facing charges for violating coronavirus restrictions in Germany on congregating, social distancing and communal singing. Some of the individuals present, particularly the organisers, may face hefty fines. We wrote about the new coronavirus restrictions here>>.

Why did the German police raid the church service?

The coronavirus restrictions in Germany rules, up to 20 people can attend such services indoors, as long as hygiene and social distancing is adhered to.

According to police, the large group in Herford, which included children, were not wearing face masks or observing distancing regulations, and were singing at times.

MORE NEWS AND INFORMATION ON THE STATE OF CORONAVIRUS IN GERMANY HERE: CORONAVIRUS IN GERMANY.

Communal singing indoors is strictly forbidden due to evidence that suggests it produces contagion aerosols. Several choir events in Europe have been identified as super-spreader events.

Germany’s strict lockdown through the December period saw many Christian festivities popularly enjoyed across the country cancelled, such as Christmas markets, Advent rituals and nativity scenes.

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