New Year Fireworks Spread Corona

In Germany they do. Even if you shoot them off from your balcony, in your backyard or in front or your own front door, apparently.

Fireworks

That’s why they must be verboten this year. I mean next year. I mean, you know what I mean. Everything that is not expressly allowed must be verboten here. It’s the law or something. Of course the companies that make 90 percent of their annual sales on New Year feel that this planned ban might have a slight financial impact on their revenue, but still.

Planned ban on New Year fireworks ignites anger in Germany – Authorities set to prohibit big public displays that are traditional part of festivities.

“Wir finden, dass privates Feuerwerk vor der eigenen Haustür Corona-konformer gar nicht sein kann.”

 

German Of The Day: Weihnachtsmärkte

That means Christmas markets. Then there are, of course, Weihnachtsmärkte 2020.

Markets

Spurred on by Chancellor Angela Merkel to come up with a “cohesive, collective answer” on how Germany should try to get the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in check, state premiers are working on new proposals for the period from December 1…

In the broadest strokes, the restrictions imposed this November are set for an extension for at least three weeks, until December 20.

 

German Social Democrats See German Democracy Under Attack

That’s odd. It looks more like peaceful protestors are currently the ones under attack to me.

Berlin

Saskia Esken, Social Democratic Party co-leader, on Monday renewed calls from her SPD that the federal parliament adopt a law promoting democracy to help foil what she said was a far-right in Germany intent on eroding society.

“We are currently experiencing how right-wing extremists openly attack our democracy.”

I Guess This Guy Was Just Fed Up With People

Personally, I find that calling someone a “cannibal” is politically incorrect and highly offensive. These days, one should refer to them as “humanitarians.”

Cannibal

German police have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of cannibalism after they found human bones stripped completely of flesh in a Berlin suburb.

Berlin prosecutors said Friday they are “investigating at full speed to shed light on the sexual murder with suspicion of a cannibalistic background”.

PS: What did the cannibal get when he was late for dinner? The cold shoulder.

“German Health Official Says Coronavirus Restrictions Are Working”

While the same German official confirms the highest daily rate of infections so far (23,648 new cases).

Lockdown

Health officials can be that way. Once everybody has been infected with Coronavirus they will recommend that the government consider lifting of the current restrictions, I assume.

Speaking to reporters in Berlin, Robert Koch Institute chief Lothar Wieler said the number of new infections has since plateaued, with 22,609 reported on Thursday – roughly the same number as a week ago. He said the fact they are not rising is good news but cautioned that it was too early to say if this is a trend.

23.648 neue Fälle: Höchstand bei Corona-Neuinfektionen.

German Of The Day: Beregnen

Zu beregnen means “to sprinkle.” I also like Sprühnebel. That means “spray mist.”

That’s what Berlin police water cannon do or use against protestors who demonstrate against the government’s COVID rules and regulations. And they just passed a new “protection” act that allows them to bypass Parliament to make additional rules and regulations. The government is apparently upset that the people are upset about this.

As lawmakers in the German parliament voted to amend the country’s Infection Protection Act, which lays out the restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19, thousands were protesting in the capital, accusing the government of using the law to curtail basic rights and establish a “corona dictatorship.”

German Citizens Abdul And Mohamed May Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Something About A “Serious Theft” That Has Taken Place

Somewhere.

Theft

Of course, they may not know either. Hard to say. And we don’t want to jump to any conclusions here just because they are German citizens.

German police said they arrested three men Tuesday morning and are looking for two additional suspects who they believe stole around 100 royal jewels and ornaments from a museum vault in Dresden Castle last November, as about 1,600 officers are continuing to search for the stolen items and evidence.

Officials said three unnamed German citizens in their twenties were arrested in Berlin and a search warrant has been issued for the two other suspects, Abdul Majed Remmo and Mohamed Remmo, who are also in their twenties.

 

German Restrictions Re-Restricted For More Regulated And Restrictive Restriction

She’s from the government and she’s here to help.

Masks

The first batch of COVID-19 restrictions worked wonders in Germany. That’s why they introduced a tighter set of restrictions a few months later. And these were so popular (with the German government) that said government is going to re-restrict these restrictions to an even more restrictive level. A special Christmas bonus restriction track is in the works now too, I assume.

Coronavirus: Merkel, German states consider tougher restrictions – Germany’s federal government and states are considering tighter COVID-19 restrictions, such as dramatically reducing the number of people at private gatherings and compulsory mask wearing for school students.