The coronavirus outbreak has put an end to the party: Berlin's clubs have been shut down since earlier this year. Bars and restaurants have to close at 11 pm – apart from a handful which won a court appeal. What's left of Berlin's nightlife?
"It is not a good idea to allow 10 people to come together at Christmas," top German physician Dr Uwe Janssens told DW. He expects a spike in COVID-19 infections after the holidays.
Germany has been unafraid to shut down much of its economy to stop the spread of the coronavirus. But one industry, pyrotechnics, has largely avoided restrictions, says DW's Kate Ferguson.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced Christmas plans under coronavirus restrictions. What will Germans be allowed to do during the holidays?
Vaccinating a country and its inhabitants at speed is an enormous challenge. Immense work is already going into logistics and distribution plans, even before a vaccine is formally cleared for use in Germany.
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