Coronavirus infections in Germany are rising rapidly in urban areas. Cities, including Berlin, are now taking action. The capital has imposed closing hours on bars, kiosks and restaurants and limits on gatherings. Will people stick to the measures?
"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?
Germany's Christmas markets, collections of festive shopping stalls and mulled wine stands in city centers, are shuttered because of the pandemic. But a company in Cologne is trying to do what little it still can.
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