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Coronavirus in Germany: Curfew enforced in Berlin and Frankfurt

Due to the high number of infections in the German towns of Berlin and Frankfurt, the government has had to impose partial lockdown and curfew,again reinforcing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

The authorities of the German towns have decided that a “curfew” will be introduced from 23:00 to 6:00 – informs the regional broadcaster rbb24.

Earlier Tuesday, the Frankfurt municipality decided to impose a night ban by Friday and for at least one week between 22:00 and six in the morning in the morning for restaurants, in addition to a ban on alcohol consumption in public places, with a mandatory imposition of the muzzle on commercial streets and inside Assignee.

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The capital municipality has also decided to severely limit social contact. In this context, gatherings outside between 23:00 and 6:00 a.m. should not exceed five people. During the day, a maximum of fifty people are permitted.

However, restrictions remain more severe with regard to indoor gatherings, as no more than ten people are allowed to gather during the day, after this number was 25 previously.

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And in the last seven days, the number of Coronavirus infections in the German capital exceeded the critical limit. In the last week, the number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants of Berlin reached 44.2 leading to the curfew in Berlin and Frankfurt.

The mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann, described these measures as “very strict,” but pointed out that they would “prevent the closure and keep the economy moving.” 

He explained that representatives of the ten major German cities will meet on Friday to adopt a common approach in dealing with the epidemic.