Berlin Partygoers Can No Longer Dance in Nightclubs
Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.
Effective on Wednesday, December 8, the rule arrives as part of a number of strict regulations that aim to prevent the further spread of the disease. Germany has announced that states with a high number of confirmed cases — which is defined as 350 new infections per 100,000 people — must close entirely. Prior to this new announcement, venues in Berlin had already lowered their capacity to 50% under the “2G” policy.
On top of nightclubs, the country is restricting the number of people allowed at soccer matches. In addition, fireworks will be banned on New Year’s Eve.
The restrictions come after Germany recorded over 400 cases per 100,000 people, while Berlin reported its first case of the recently-introduced Omicron variant.