Berlin Phil loses Christmas to Covid

Berlin Phil loses Christmas to Covid


norman lebrecht

November 29, 2020

The Berlin Senate has gone further than Chancellor Merkel in imposing contact restraints until January. Only five people are allowed to meet, outdoors or indoors.

The partial lockdown, effective since the start of November, has been extended in Berlin to December 22 at the earliest.

Cultural and sporting facilities will remain closed.





  • El says:

    A small sacrifice for a hopefully brighter future. Let’s hope concerts can start again somewhat normally by 2022.

    • Christopher Clift says:

      Or even late 2021!!

    • SVM says:

      And what happens when the next pandemic comes along? You do realise that COVID-19 is not the first pandemic of the 21st century, and will not be the last. Are we supposed to make a comparable “small sacrifice” each and every time?

      • William Safford says:

        It depends on the nature of the pandemic, and how it is handled or (in the case of COVID-19) mostly mishandled.