Breaking: Germany shuts all opera and concert halls for a month
Details are still being announced by the Chancellor, but here’s the first report:
“The federal and state governments want to get a grip on the drastically increasing corona infection figures with massive contact restrictions over the course of November — and this throughout Germany as early as next Monday, 2nd November. The goal: to be able to track infection chains again. At present, 75 percent of infections can no longer be traced, said Angela Merkel.
“There are further restrictions on contact. From Monday on, private meetings will only be permitted for members of one’s own household and one other household with a maximum of ten people. Tourist overnight stays within Germany are to be prohibited in November. According to this measure, trips only for non-touristic purposes such as business travel may be made.
“Events that serve entertainment purposes will be prohibited. Catering establishments are to close from November 2 for the rest of the month. The delivery and collection of food for consumption at home will be exempted from this rule, canteens will be allowed to remain open.
“Schools and kindergartens are to remain reliably open in November despite the sharp rise in Corona numbers. The same applies to wholesale and retail. According to DPA information, no more than one customer per ten square meters should be allowed to stay here.”
UPDATE: The lockdown starts on Monday.