German Of The Day: Coronamüde

That means corona-tired.

And who isn’t coronamüde these days?

The never-ending game of Regulation Roulette has resulted in an array of responses across Berlin and its many different art scenes. The overall effect is a pervasive sense of coronamüde (literally “corona-tired”) but, beyond that—as gallerist Tanja Wagner put it—“everyone has a completely different take on the situation.”

The Increase In Partying Is Inversely Proportional…

To the drop in covidvirus infections in Germany. The 7-day incidence nationwide is below 35 Covid-19 infections per 100,000 people, and dropping.

BUT what is not expressly allowed is verboten! We’re still from the government and we’re still here to help. Drop that beer and raise your hands!

Germany: Hamburg police clear neighborhood after thousands show up to party – Police closed streets in a popular Hamburg neighborhood after partygoers breaking coronavirus restrictions were cleared from a city park.

“A lot of alcohol was being consumed and there were numerous breaches of coronavirus regulations.”

Everything Is Going As Planned, Tesla

Maybe not as you planned, but still.

This is only the first official delay. The best is yet to come (think Berlin’s BER Airport). You picked the wrong country, Elon.

Tesla’s Berlin gigafactory to be delayed another 6 months: report – The German trade magazine Automobilwoche reported Sunday that production will not begin before the end of January 2022, and that Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk officially gave approval for the six-month delay.

You’re Just Not Trying Hard Enough!

Lock yourself down harder already!

I dunno, lock yourself in your bathroom while you’re locked down at home or something. Just make it happen, people.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called on Germans to stick to tighter coronavirus restrictions imposed in areas with high infection rates over the weekend, saying the step was needed to break a third wave of infections.

“I am convinced that if we can now manage to reduce infections significantly and quickly, we will be able to relax them step by step in the foreseeable future,” Merkel said.

By 2023 at the latest.

Germany Extends Coronavirus Lockdown To The Year 2525

Where everything you think, do, and say, is in the pill you took today…

2525

Germany’s national government and states are set to extend the COVID-19 lockdown by three weeks, to March 28…

According to the draft text, up to five adults from two households would be allowed to gather from March 8, with up to 10 adults allowed in areas with low infection rates. Under current rules, each household can only socialize with one other person.

The German government is also expected to appeal to citizens to avoid domestic and foreign travel over the Easter period.

Current lockdown measures have been credited with helping bring down daily new infection numbers.

However, experts last week warned that the declining infection rate had stabilized and even started climbing slightly, with growing concerns about the spread of new virus variants.

The number of coronavirus cases in Germany went up by 3,943 to 2,451,011, according to figures released early on Monday by the country’s Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases. COVID-linked fatalities went up by 358, to 70,463 in total.

German Of The Day: Verweilverbot

That means, a ban on lingering. Pausing. Sitting on a park bench. Standing still and looking at trees. Stuff like that.

Verweilverbot

That is now forbidden in German cities like Düsseldorf because Big Brother is from the government and is here to help. To help you not spread the Coronavirus. I’m not making this up, people. If the people from the Ordnungsamt (Office of Order) see you sitting on a bench there admiring the Rhine or something you can and will be fined. Can’t wait for the new immunity passes to come out!

Verweilverbot: Nicht alle halten sich dran.

German Of The Day: Besser, Schneller, Weiter!

That means better, faster, further!

Masks

You know, like in wear better masks? Be faster than the others when it comes to restricting and regulating your citizens? Go further and ever further into debt? Where no man has ever gone before kind of debt? You know, stuff like that?

Germans are told to wear better masks – Germans will be obliged to wear medical-grade masks in shops and on public transport until Valentine’s Day under tighter lockdown measures.

Most schools are likely to remain closed and soldiers will be sent to carry out rapid tests in care homes as the government tries to suppress the more contagious British variant of the coronavirus.

Angela Merkel had sought even tougher restrictions yesterday during eight hours of wrangling with regional leaders, but her appeal for a national night-time curfew was rebuffed.

The True Religion

In Germany: The state.

Church

Do what we tell you to do or else. Amen.

Coronavirus: German police raid church service with over 100 maskless worshippers – Police said they arrived on the scene to find dozens of churchgoers flouting coronavirus lockdown rules that ban singing and require people to keep their distance.

 

Just Do As The Germans Do And Everything Will Be Fine

COVID-19-wise. It’s good to be the Klassenbeste (top of the class).

Covid

Sure, the number of infections keeps climbing here but at least the German populice is doing as it is told = everything right.

Germany Passes 1 Million Coronavirus Cases As Merkel Warns Of ‘A Tough Winter’ – Germany officially passed 1 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday as the country’s daily totals remain high through the first month of what the government calls “lockdown light.” Since the beginning of November, schools and most shops have remained open, but bars, gyms and other indoor leisure centers have closed, with restaurants only open for takeaway orders.

On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country will have to live with these restrictions through at least Dec. 20.

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.”