2021-03-09

Many states in Germany slightly “unblocked” Berlin began to provide people with free rapid testing

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(Fighting against the new crown pneumonia) Germany’s many states have slightly “unblocked” Berlin began to provide free rapid tests for the public

China News Service, Berlin, March 8th (Reporter Peng Dawei) Starting on the 8th, Germany Each state began to slightly “unblock” the retail industry and public cultural life based on the new crown epidemic situation in the region. On the same day, governments in Berlin and other places began to provide people with a free new crown rapid test once a week.

Many states in Germany slightly “unblocked” Berlin began to provide people with free rapid testing

Starting from March 8th local time, many German states began to slightly “unblock” retail and public cultural life based on the new crown epidemic situation in their regions. The picture shows a reopened flower shop at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Photo by China News Agency reporter Peng Dawei

According to the resolution reached on March 3, as the third step of the country’s five-step gradual “unblocking”, Berlin, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, etc. 8 Starting today, shops will be allowed to reopen if customers make reservations in advance. Most states have allowed cultural facilities such as museums and art galleries to reopen after meeting strict epidemic prevention requirements or at least with an appointment. Shops such as nail art and massage will also be able to reopen under the premise of meeting epidemic prevention requirements. In addition, outdoor sports activities with fewer than 10 people and no physical contact can be restarted when the local epidemic situation permits.

When a region implements the above-mentioned “unblocking” measures for 14 days, if the epidemic situation does not worsen, it can enter the next stage and further “unblock” social life.

A reporter from China News Agency saw in the center of Berlin that day that most shops have not yet reopened because Berlin has designated the “March 8” International Women’s Day as a public holiday. However, some merchants have posted “shopping appointments” notices, and customers will be welcome to come to their door from the 9th.

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p > Starting from March 8th local time, the governments of Berlin and other places began to provide people with free COVID-19 rapid tests once a week. The picture shows that in the morning, people lined up in front of a detection point set up in a stadium in Berlin to wait for the inspection. Photo by China News Agency reporter Peng Dawei

On the same day, Berlin, Hamburg, and Latvia began to provide people with free rapid testing for the new crown. The city of Berlin has set up 16 test points, and citizens can get a test opportunity once a week. The reporter saw at a testing point set up in a stadium in Berlin that morning that people had lined up long before the official opening, waiting for the inspection.

The number of new confirmed cases and 34 new deaths announced by the German CDC that day were 5,011 and 34, respectively, the latter being the country’s lowest value since November 1, 2020. Real-time data from Germany’s “Times Online” showed that as of 21:00 local time on the 8th, Germany had a total of 2,514,763 confirmed cases, 2,310,844 cured, and 72,792 deaths.

As of that day, Germany has received 7,654,623 doses of vaccine, of which 2,484,408 people received the second dose. (End)