Mon 18-05-2020 09:48 AM
BERLIN, 18th May, 2020 (WAM) -- Many of Germany's federal states are due to further lift some of the restrictions designed to contain the novel coronavirus on restaurants, cafes, hotels and other hospitality providers on Monday.
Dehoga, an association representing the sector, criticised the inconsistencies in the rules as applied by the different states and even within those states, reported the German press agency, dpa.
In Berlin, for example, bars still remained closed over the weekend, while in the surrounding state of Brandenburg the pubs were open, the agency noted.
"One health regulation applies across the board, however, patrons are to stay 1.5 metres away from one another, and most service staff are to wear protective face masks covering their mouths and noses," dpa concluded.