The court has been notified by several Berlin restaurants, which oppose these restrictions – imposed since October 10.

This decision can be appealed to the Superior Administrative Court in Berlin-Brandenburg.

Berlin City Hall has decided to impose night restrictions, due to the worrying increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the capital.

The German government reiterated this week that it is very concerned about the extent of the contamination in the country.

Angela Merkel and regional leaders set a national roadmap in a crisis meeting on Wednesday with new restrictions, including closing bars and restaurants at night, based on a certain level of contamination.

Germany set a new record of 7,334 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on Friday.

Bars and restaurants are forced to close between 23.00 and 6.00 local time, a weekend time frequented by thousands of people in the capital, where many bars remain open all night.

These restrictions, which apply to all stores – except pharmacies and gas stations – were to remain in effect until at least October 31.

Other cities, such as Frankfurt or Cologne, have taken similar measures to close at night.

In Berlin, this is a new hard blow to the city’s economy, already affected by the closure of clubs for several months.

The nightlife of the German capital is an essential component of the city’s economy.

The clubs alone brought in revenues of over 1.5 billion euros in 2018 in 2018.