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Germany: Berlin Zoo reopens as country eases COVID-19 restrictions

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Germany: Berlin Zoo reopens as country eases COVID-19 restrictions

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The Berlin Zoo opened its doors to visitors on Tuesday, for the first time since March 17, as Germany gradually relaxes its COVID-19 lockdown measures.

Staff was seen wearing gloves and face protection, while visitors were advised to observe social distancing.

The sanitary measures are great in the zoo. The toilets have this handle so you don't have to touch them. People keep the distance and it is not full like in the summer, said visitor Claudia Ziskmann.

The Zoo currently caps the maximum number of tickets to 2,000 per day, dividing the visitors into two groups with sessions starting at 9 AM (07:00 GMT) and 1 PM (11:00 GMT). The tickets can only be bought online and not all of the facilities were open to the public on Tuesday.

It made our family day. It was beautiful and there is not so many people. It was great for us to go out again. Something different than just walking around. To see the animals again was great, added visitor Katerina Maluk.

The Tierpark, another Zoo in the eastern part Berlin, also reopened for the public on Tuesday with a daily limit of 3,000 visitors.

Germany started to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions on April 22, and will reopen museums, memorials and libraries on May 4, under social distancing regulations.

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Berlin's zoo and animal park opened its gates, Tuesday, April 28, in safe distance mode as coronavirus restrictions begin to ease in Germany.
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READ MORE: Germany’s disease control agency is urging the public to “stay disciplined” as data regarding the COVID pandemic in the nation remains mixed, even as the country begins to ease public restrictions.

Speaking a news briefing Tuesday in Berlin, Robert Koch Institute chief Lothar Wieler told reporters the country's rate of coronavirus infections has crept up slightly since Germany eased lockdown restrictions April 20 to allow small businesses to open, while maintaining social distancing.

Wieler explained the R factor, the rate of people infected by every person with COVID-19, is about 1.0. It had been around 0.7 before restrictions were eased.

Wieler says though the R factor is important, Germany is currently seeing about 1,000 new infections reported per day, down from a high of about 6,000. He said the health care system can cope with that.

As the regulations are loosened, Wieler is urging Germans to continue to abide by social distancing guidance, wear masks while on public transportation or shopping, and to stay at home when possible.
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LIVE: Berlin Zoo live walkthrough as its gates reopen with COVID-19 restrictions

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Ruptly is providing a live walkthrough inside the Berlin Zoological Garden on Tuesday, April 28, as its gates reopen to the public with a number of restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visitors will be able to come to the zoo only with persons from the same household and will have to maintain a distance of a least 2 metres (6.5 feet) apart. The Berlin Zoological Garden will be limiting the tickets to 2,000 per day for the 185,000 m² (1,991,323 square feet) of parkland accessible to visitors.

The reopening is taking place as the German government and federal states have slowly started to ease the coronavirus restrictions, wtih every German state introducing compulsory mask rules, although requirements differ from state to state.

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Germany: Berlins Kudamm shopping avenue reopens as some COVID restrictions lifted

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Berlin's famous Kurfurstendamm shopping street partially reopened on Wednesday, as the German government lifted some of its coronavirus lockdown measures.

On Wednesday, April 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that shops with floor space of up to 800 square metres (8,611 square feet) can reopen their doors after a four-week coronavirus shutdown.

Merkel also recommended the use of face masks in public, while extending movement restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus until May 3 for the time being.

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Some shops reopen in Berlin as restrictions ease

(22 Apr 2020) Berlin on Wednesday reopened some of its shops, as the city tentatively eases its coronavirus restrictions.
The first customers entered the shops rather hesitantly.
Petra Hoffman was one of the first to visit a store at Rosenthaler Strasse.
Hoffman, who has been living in Berlin for 35 years, said she is glad that life is slowly returning to her neighborhood.
From Monday onwards, masks are compulsory in Berlin on all public transport, but not in shops.
Germany currently has about 50,000 active coronavirus cases, about 1,300 of them in Berlin.

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Germany: Children return to playgrounds in Berlin as coronavirus restrictions eased

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Children returned to the newly reopened playgrounds in Berlin on Thursday, after more than a month of lockdown and as coronavirus restrictions are being eased.

Parents and children seem to equally enjoy the playground in the German capital's Neukoelln district.

Along with playgrounds, museums, galleries, parks, gardens, zoos and monuments will also reopen, provided they observe social distancing measures, German Chancellor Merkel stated on Thursday.

As of Thursday, Germany has 162,123 coronavirus cases and 6,518 fatalities, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows.

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Germany: Restaurants reopen in Berlin with new guidelines and restrictions

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Berlin has at last opened its restaurants and cafes this Friday to droves of eager customers, marking a seminal moment in the easing of the city's lockdown measures.

Restaurants were ordered to close previously with some adapting to provide takeaway offerings and others remaining completely shuttered.

Under the new guidelines, restaurants are allowed to open with reduced capacity and restaurant-goers are to remain 1.5 metres apart from their fellow diners. Restaurants must not serve buffets and have been encouraged to reduce contact as much as possible.

Today we implemented everything that we were asked to. We maintain distance. We got rid of our 'half-tables' from inside, we introduced new digital menus in order to safeguard our customers from touching our menus. Instead, they have a QR code that they can scan with their phone without contact, said Vijay Bans, owner of an Indian restaurant in Berlin.

The lack of precision in guidelines released by the state government has caused confusion for some, like Max Paarlberg, who was also not ready to revert back to his old layout after implementing a new takeaway concept.

From my understanding, I understand that if you have tables you must do table service. So because of that, we don't want to go right back to our old concept again because we've put so much effort and energy and time into these tortas and people love them. So, for now, we will continue with that, said Paarlberg, whose restaurant has been daily selling out of its tortas, a Mexican grilled sandwich.

As foodservice emerges from its long hiatus, bars and clubs in the capital still remain closed, with little information about when drinking establishments will be allowed to operate.

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Berlin's Martin Gropius Bau Museum reopens its doors to the public after several weeks of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. of the museum opening N°1RD03R

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LIVE: Berlin’s Museum Island reopens to visitors after coronavirus closure

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Ruptly is live from Berlin’s Museum Island on Tuesday, May 12, as four of its most famous venues reopen after weeks of closure due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

On Tuesday, Berlin State Museums will welcome back visitors to the Altes Museum, the Alte Nationalgalerie, Pergamonmuseum and the Gemaeldegalerie.

Berlin State Museums have announced several health and safety measures. Visitors and staff will only be allowed to visit the exhibitions with mouth and nose covering and everyone will be obliged to maintain 1.5 metres distance from others. Bookings will only be issued in particular time slots and tour bookings will not be available until further notice.

Germany has announced several measures to gradually return back to normality as the rate of active COVID-19 cases continues to drop. As of Monday, the country has reported nearly 169,200 confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 7,300 related deaths, according to figures compiled by Robert Koch Institute.

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Four Berlin state museums reopen to visitors

(12 May 2020) FOUR BERLIN STATE MUSEUMS REOPEN TO VISITORS
Four state museums in Berlin reopened to visitors on Tuesday with safety precautions in place, as the country eased its coronavirus lockdown.
Visitors and staff were required to wear face coverings and keep a distance of at least 1.5 m (5 ft) from each other.
Plexiglass panels have been installed to protect employees working at ticket booths and at wardrobes. Visitors have also been recommended to buy tickets online.
The museums have introduced time slots with a fixed number of people allowed to enter at any given time.
German officials have set out a plan to reopen restaurants, hotels and shops in the coming weeks. However, they will reimpose restrictions if the infection rate exceeds a certain level.
The country of 83 million has reported over 172,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 7,661 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
New infections declined significantly after Germany locked down in mid-March.
It started loosening restrictions over three weeks ago, when small shops were allowed to reopen. Hairdressers and zoos have followed suit.
However, since the easing of the restrictions new clusters linked to three slaughterhouses have emerged, and the reproduction rate of infections has slightly increased compared to the time towards the end of the lockdown.

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Hairdressers reopen as Germany eases restrictions

(4 May 2020) Hair salons reopened in Germany on Monday as the country continued to ease some coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
It's not all business as usual, however, as establishments must abide by strict measures put in place to prevent a resurgence in the rate of infections.
People visiting salons to have their lockdown locks trimmed must wear masks at all times and maintain sufficient distance from other customers.
Stylists – who are banned from grooming hair on the face – must also wear masks and disinfect combs and scissors between clients.
Last Thursday, German authorities also agreed to reopen playgrounds, churches and cultural institutions such as museums and zoos that have been shuttered because of the coronavirus pandemic.
They postponed a decision on whether to relax the rules for restaurants, hotels and kindergartens.
As of Monday, the country has reported over 165,000 cases of the coronavirus with 6,866 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkin's University.
For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks.
For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and could lead to death.

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Germany: Berliners visit famous Ku'damm shopping avenue as coronavirus restrictions eased

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Berliners returned to the famous Kurfuerstendamm shopping street on Wednesday, as shops up to 800 square metres (8,611 square feet) reopened their doors following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

After a four-week coronavirus shutdown, residents were able to visit shops again. Passersby sometimes queued up, as a limited amount of people is allowed in shops to respect social distancing.

I was just inside a shop and personally, it feels completely weird to me, Berliner Johanna said. I think it's actually not really time to open [the shops]. Everyone should somehow keep a careful distance anyway, she remarked.

Another local touched on the impossibility to respect safety distances in larger shops. There will be too many passersby [inside the shops], she argued.

Berlin resident Anette touched on the upside the easing represents for shop owners. I think it's simply great, because they have [waited] whole months, she said, and they must somehow also live on.

Chancellor Angela Merkel recommended on Wednesday the use of face masks in public, while extending movement restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus until May 3 for the time being.

As of Wednesday, Germany has 149,044 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 5,127 fatalities, as data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows.

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Germany: Berlin travel agents demand financial help amid COVID-19 closures

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Travel agents in Berlin took to the streets on Wednesday for the first time to urge the government to support them financially as coronavirus has forced the travel industry to stand still for the foreseeable future.

Protesters could be seen outside the German Chancellery with suitcases and signs.

Amid the coronavirus measures imposed by the German government, travel for tourist purposes is banned, and there is expected to be an economic fallout worse than the 2008 crash, especially for the travel industry.

For us, the travel agencies, we would urgently need the 500 million [euros] and that would be then for 10 thousand travel agencies. So we are not talking only about one. And these 10 thousand travel agencies secure roughly 100 thousand jobs. In comparison to Tui, which got 1.1 billion to 4 thousand jobs, I don't understand it anymore, said travel agency owner Heidi Kosov.

Tui was bailed out with a €1.8 billion ($2 billion) loan in state aid in March as its revenue is expected to be wiped out in 2020.

As of Wednesday, Germany has reported just over 160,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with more than 6,300 related deaths, according to figures compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.

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Germany: Potsdam shops reopen amid eased coronavirus restrictions

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Potsdam residents resumed their shopping on Wednesday, as authorities in Brandenburg started gradually lifting coronavirus restrictions for small businesses.

Footage shows one of the busiest shopping streets slowly coming back to normality, with shoe stores, jewellery stores, and cosmetics boutiques reopening their doors to customers. Shopkeepers, many of whom were wearing masks, required customers to keep the social distance of 1.5 metres (4.9 feet).

Actually it's quite a normal feeling as if I came back from holidays, said Andreas, a shop assistant.

The owner of a perfume store, Alexandra, continued: For four weeks we stayed at home and now we can open the doors and be here for our customers.

On Wednesday, April 15, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that shops with floor space of up to 800 square metres (8,611 square feet) can reopen their doors after a four-week coronavirus shutdown, providing they comply with hygiene rules.

Merkel also recommended the use of face masks in public, while extending movement restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus until May 3 for the time being.

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Germany mostly returns to work, despite fears of a second wave

It’s back to work for hairdressers, kebab stores, zoos, and places of worship in Berlin today, as Germany starts its partial reopening. Restaurants however are not allowed to open. The measures come as an opinion poll shows 50% of the population think the country is coming out of confinement too quickly, fearing a second wave of infections.

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LIVE: German government holds press conference amid coronavirus outbreak

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German government representatives are holding a news conference at the Bundespressekonferenz (BPK) in Berlin on Wednesday, April 29, a few days after the German government and federal states have slowly started to ease the coronavirus restrictions, with every German state introducing compulsory mask rules, although requirements differ from state to state.

As of Tuesday, Germany reported 154.193 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5.750 fatalities, according to Robert Koch-Institute.

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Germany: Building sealed off for COVID-19 testing after residents violate restrictions

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Around 450 residents of an apartment complex in Grevenbroich, North Rhine-Westphalia, were due to be tested for COVID-19 on Sunday after some of their infected neighbours violated movement restrictions.

The complex, known as 'honeycomb houses', was cordoned off by police while the German Red Cross set up a testing facility outside.

Eight people from two families living in the building were tested positive for the novel coronavirus earlier but reportedly violated the quarantine requirements.

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Visitors wear masks as Cologne museum reopens

(6 May 2020) A museum in Cologne reopened on Tuesday as restrictions imposed since March are loosened, allowing Germans to visit some public spaces.
Though social distancing measures are still enforced, authorities agreed last week to reopen playgrounds, churches and cultural institutions such as museums and zoos, that have been shuttered due to the pandemic.
The Museum Ludwig in Cologne reopened on the provisos that staff and visitors wear face masks and the ticket office and is separated from the visitors by glass panels.
Distance markings are placed across the museum floors to help visitors maintain a safe distance.
The total number of visitors may not exceed 400 persons at any one time and the security staff makes sure that not too many visitors are in the same area of the museum, according to a museum press release.
Germany has registered over 167,000 cases of the coronavirus and 6,993 deaths, according to figures from the Johns Hopkins University tally.
On Monday the head of the country's disease control centre said there would be a second wave of coronavirus infections, but that the nation was well-prepared to deal with it.

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The rate at which the coronavirus is spreading in Germany has increased following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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Germany: Face masks distributed for free in Berlin

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Face masks were distributed for free in Berlin's city centre district Kreuzberg on Wednesday, as authorities dictated the compulsory use of face masks in public transportation and shops from April 27.

People gathered outside a distribution centre where they could grab new face masks for free.

According to Berlin authorities, people are now required to wear masks on bus, underground and city train transportation, and to keep a minimum distance of 1,5 metres in an attempt to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Berliners will also have to wear mouth and nose protection when shopping.

As of Wednesday, Germany has the sixth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infection cases with 160,479 and 6,374 fatalities, according to the latest figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

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