ROUNDUP: Bavaria tightened corona measures: bars closed, no Christmas markets

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A Christmas market in the city center (symbolic image).

MUNICH (dpa-AFX) – Because of the out of control corona pandemic, Bavaria is drastically tightening its measures. All clubs, discos and bars should close for the next three weeks, there should be no Christmas markets this year, as Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) announced on Friday after his coalition consulted in Munich. Schools and daycare centers should remain open.

Cultural and sporting events are only allowed to take place on a much smaller scale: with a maximum capacity of 25 percent of spectators. In addition, the 2G-plus rule applies there – access also for vaccinated and convalescent people only with a test. In addition, all Christmas markets in Bavaria would be canceled, announced Söder. Several cities had already canceled their Christmas markets in the past few days.

In corona hotspots with a seven-day incidence of more than 1000, the measures will be even stricter: public life is to be shut down in large areas there. Gastronomy, sports and cultural facilities have to close, events are prohibited, as Söder announced. Schools and daycare centers should also remain open there.


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