The administrative court of Berlin has annulled this Friday the obligation for bars and restaurants in the German capital to close between 11:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m., considering that “it was not evident” that it helps to fight against the increase in coronavirus infections.
Eleven restaurant owners had appealed to the courts to assess these restrictions, imposed on October 10. In its decision, the court considered that the measure represented a “disproportionate usurpation of the freedom” of the sector.
More than 7,000 new cases per day
Germany has registered 7,334 new coronavirus infections this Friday in the last 24 others, which represents a new maximum since the beginning of the pandemic, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of virology.
With this, the number of infections registered since the beginning of the pandemic reaches 348,557, that of 9,734 that of deaths and that of 284,600 those recovered. Already on Thursday the RKI had reported a maximum when Germany for the first time exceeded 6,000 new infections in one day.
However, the figures can hardly be compared with those of spring because the number of tests has increased considerably with which more cases of people without symptoms are discovered.