Coronavirus: The consequences for tourism The Oktoberfest in Munich has been cancelled The Oktoberfest has been cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bavaria's premier Markus Söder and Munich's mayor Dieter Reiter announced the decision on Tuesday (April 21). "It pains us, and it is a great pity", said Söder. But in times of the coronavirus, the danger of infection at the folk festival, which attracts about six million visitors annually, would just be too great. … [Read more...] about German firms expect restrictions to public life for a further 8.5 months
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But while 1 metre reduces the risk substantially, another coronavirus outbreak – Sars in 2003 – showed it may not be sufficient. Tests of passengers on one flight found that 90% who caught Sars from an infected passenger had been sitting more than three feet away from them. A distance of 6ft or 2 metres became the more cautious recommendation. The latest paper on physical distancing from the government’s scientific advisory group on emergencies recommends keeping the 2-metre rule but states it “should be seen as a ballpark guide to distancing rather than an absolute value.” … [Read more...] about What is the science behind the UK’s coronavirus distancing rules?
“It was weird in the beginning because, despite what I said about hugging the children, those children are coming from outside and we don’t know where they have been or whether they’ve had contact with anyone else, and so of course it was worrying to be at work and then go home and see my family, my two children and my husband, after that. But I can’t just tell a child to stay away from me. I can’t do that. They’re too small, they don’t understand that and they aren’t gonna get it. … [Read more...] about ‘Kids need contact’: nursery staff during lockdown – a photo essay
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