Wednesday, January 19

Germany limits year-end gatherings and parties to 10 people

Germany on Tuesday limited New Year’s Eve gatherings and parties to 10 people and banned the public at major sporting events from December 28 to slow the advance of the omicron variant of covid-19.

“This is not the time to have friendly parties and evenings with a lot of people,” Foreign Minister Olaf Scholz said after speaking with the country’s regional leaders.

As of December 28, major events “will no longer be held with spectators, this applies in particular to football matches,” he added. Nightclubs will also be closed.

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