Coronavirus triggers hard lockdown in Germany

Coronavirus triggers hard lockdown in Germany

In Germany, on Wednesday, December 16, due to the coronavirus begins a hard lockdown in the history of the country.

Quarantine measures will last all through the New Year holidays. Severe restrictions will be in force until January 10. But authorities do not rule out that the measures could be extended.

As part of the lockdown, all but grocery and convenience stores will be closed. Authorities have banned hair salons, beauty salons and tattoo studios. Schools and kindergartens will be closed. The authorities are asking employers to send as many employees as possible to work remotely.

Since December 16, no more than two families can meet in apartments, the company should not be more than five people. During the Christmas holidays (from December 24 to 26) can gather together in groups of no more than ten people, and they must all be relatives. On New Year’s Eve there is a general ban on gatherings.