Coronavirus restrictions have had to be re-introduced in to some cities in Germany again due to the rise in the number of infections. The Bavarian city of Munich joined Germany’s list of urban centres to breach the limit of infections for the coronavirus.
Data from the Robert Koch Institute showed the number of cases per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period stood at 50.6. It is the second time in less than a month that the city has crossed the 50 threshold, despite strict measures to contain the virus.
Gatherings in private and public spaces in Munich are subject to a 10-person limit, while events such as weddings and birthdays can have no more than 25 people in attendance. Curbs on alcohol consumption are also in place.
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Here’s the updated list of cities which have had to be put under scrutiny:
New restrictions have come into force in the cities that have crossed the threshold, although rules vary slightly from place to place.
In Essen, where the total infections per 100,000 residents reached 57.3 on Sunday, the number of people allowed to meet for private celebrations and gatherings was reduced from 50 to 25. Unlike Berlin and Cologne, however, Essen has not introduced a night-time curfew.
Infection rates across Germany have risen significantly over the past week.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on Monday recorded 2,467 new coronavirus cases and 6 deaths related to the virus, bringing the total number of infections to 325,331 and the death toll to 9,621.