German authorities plan to ban mass events until August 31

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German government and federal state authorities agreed on plans to ban all public events at least until August 31, 2020. This was reported by the newspaper Der Tagesspiegel on Wednesday, April 15, citing sources.

It is noted that during the meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the prime ministers of the federal states also spoke about the intention of the authorities to “strongly recommend” wearing safety masks in public transport and shops.

Restrictions on social contacts will remain in force until at least 3 May. Among the possible relaxations is permission to work in retail outlets with an area not exceeding 800 square meters.

On April 1, the German authorities announced the extension of measures against the spread of coronavirus at least until April 19. In Germany, citizens are now prohibited to gather in groups of more than two, closed cultural and recreational centers and parks, stopped the work of the service sector. People must keep a distance of 1.5 m from each other when on the street.

On 6 April, Merkel permitted the introduction of compulsory wearing of medical masks in the country in the event of a worsening of the SARS-CoV-2 situation.