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Curfew due to Corona: When the lights go out in Berlin

In Berlin, the districts with the well-known nightlife districts have the highest numbers of new infections: Kreuzberg, Neukölln, Friedrichshain and Mitte. The sense and purpose of curbing the numbers with restricted going-out times will also be discussed in the subway on Saturday: You shudder before a curfew, says a woman to her companion. At the same time, she understands it – “if people stick to the rules, there’s no other way,” she says. Your counterpart is convinced: “They will continue celebrating somewhere else.”

That is also the plan of a young person in Schöneberg in the evening. The lights go out shortly after 11 p.m. in their local pub. With beer in hand, they move on to a friend, says one. If there were fewer than ten people there, they shouldn’t have had any problems. According to the regulation, a maximum of ten people from different households are allowed in private indoor spaces.

How many violations there were on the first curfew weekend in Berlin is not yet known – but there should have been protests. The police only let them know via Twitter what was not prohibited under the Infection Protection Act, but was indecent from their point of view: throwing eggs at colleagues.

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