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Germany bans gatherings of more than two people and sets fines of up to 25,000 euros

To fight against the coronavirus, gatherings of more than two people in public space outside of work will be prohibited in Germany “at least two weeks”.

Germany hardens the tone. Laa announced Sunday, March 22, Angela Merkel.

“A minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be respected in public”added the German chancellor at a press conference, adding that the restaurants and hairdressing salons would be closed. However, the ban will not apply to people living in the same household. According to Armin Laschet, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, there would be fines of up to 25,000 euros for those who break the rules and do not respect the recommended distance between people, as detailed Die Welt.

Faced with the new coronavirus, Germany also plans to adopt on Monday an economic aid plan unprecedented since the Second World War, blowing up all its budgetary locks for this. According to a bill, a copy of which AFP has obtained, the government plans to make a total of € 822 billion in loans available to help businesses and employees cope with the economic consequences of the pandemic.

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