Germany, Berlin: “Berlin bar shutdown: ‘No time to party’ says mayor amid rising coronavirus cases”

Faced with a worrying increase in coronavirus infections, large German cities including Berlin are imposing a shutdown on bars and restaurants from Saturday that has alarmed the industry.

In Berlin, they will be forced to close their doors from Saturday evening between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., a time slot which usually sees tens of thousands of people out and about every weekend in the capital where many bars remain open all night.