Berlin clubbing restrictions to loosen on Friday

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  • From June 18th, outdoor dance events of up to 250 people will be allowed.
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  • Berlin clubbing restrictions are set to loosen on Friday. From June 18th, outdoor dance events of up to 250 people will be allowed, so long as partygoers are able to present a recent negative Covid-19 test and wear FFP2-masks when not seated. Contact restrictions, however, will still remain. This means up to ten people from five different households will be able to attend an event together. Over in neighbouring Brandenburg, outdoor dance events of up to 1,000 people are now allowed without restrictions. The federal state's prime minister, Dietmar Woidke, announced the decision at a cabinet meeting yesterday, June 15th. Indoor events will require masks and additional testing and ​"no more than one guest per ten square meters" will be allowed. Berlin authorities have also decided to relax a number of other rules, including mask wearing in busy outdoor areas and the lifting of the midnight-to-5 AM alcohol ban in pubs and restaurants. Check the full list via Berliner Zeitung. As of Wednesday, June 16th, Berlin has had a seven-day infection rate of 12.2 cases per 100,000, down on the previous day's 13.6. Almost 180,000 Covid-19 infections have been recorded in the capital since the pandemic began. Photo credit: Stefan Widua