The Corona Chronicles in Germany Part 2 Posted by Larissa on Apr 7, 2020 in corona virus, Current Events, vocabulary
Here is an update to what is happening in Germany and what the new Maßnahmen (measures) are. You can find part 1 of this article here, to compare how things have changed in the space of just a few weeks.
Seit 23. März gibt es eine Ausgangsbeschränkung in Deutschland
From the 23rd of March there is a restriction to going out in Germany
This is currently in force until the 19th of April. You can only leave your house for the following reasons:
– um Lebensmittel einzukaufen – to go grocery shopping
– um in die Arbeit zu gehen – to go to work
– für Arzttermine – for doctor appointments
– um draussen spazieren zu gehen/Sport zu treiben – to go for a walk/do sports outside
The only shops that are open are supermarkets, banks, pharmacies, and post offices. You are only allowed to go for a walk and do sports either alone or with members of your household (maximum two people).
Gastronomiebetriebe sind geschlossen, dürfen aber Speisen zum Mitnehmen anbieten
Restaurants are closed, but they are allowed to offer food as a takeaway
In order to support businesses, restaurants are allowed to offer takeaways to be either picked up or delivered. The customers still have to maintain a minimum of 1.5-meter distance between each other if they are picking up their orders.
Es wird diskutiert, ob die Schule bis zu den Sommerferien geschlossen bleiben
It is being discussed whether schools should stay closed until the summer holidays
Currently all schools, kindergartens and universities are closed until the 19th of April (end of the Easter holidays). Nothing is confirmed as of yet, but it is being discussed whether schools will remain closed until the summer holidays. The universities do want to start their summer semester and will be offering online lectures and classes if this goes ahead.
die Maßnahmen the measures
die Ausgangsbeschränkung the exit restriction
die Lebensmittel the food (plural)
die Gastronomiebetriebe the restaurants
die Schule the school
die Sommerferien the summer holidays
There are currently over 100,000 people infected in Germany, 1600 deaths and 29,000 people have recovered. If you would like to share your situation where you live, you can leave a comment below.
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