- Title: Public life in Berlin almost at standstill
- Date: 21st March 2020
- Summary: BERLIN, GERMANY (MARCH 21, 2020) (REUTERS) TV TOWER / ALMOST DESERTED ALEXANDERPLATZ SQUARE IN CITY CENTER SPRAY-PAINTED TEXT ON GROUND READING (English) "IF YOU CAN READ THIS GO HOME" WOMAN WEARING MASK OVER NOSE AND MOUTH VARIOUS OF POLICE CARS PARKED AT ALEXANDERPLATZ SIGN FOR UNDERGROUND WOMAN WITH SHOPPING TROLLEY VARIOUS OF PIGEONS PEOPLE SITTING ON BENCHES CLOSED RESTAURANT SIGN IN WINDOW OF COFFEE RETAILER AND CAFE "TCHIBO" READING (German) "Dear friends of Tchibo, we are sad. We can't be there for you. We are helping to stop the corona virus!" VARIOUS OF BERLIN CATHEDRAL VARIOUS OF DESERTED BENCHES VARIOUS OF BRANDENBURG GATE VARIOUS OF PEOPLE CYCLING PAST / STANDING NEAR BRANDENBURG GATE GERMAN FLAG ON PARLIAMENT BUILDING VARIOUS OF PARLIAMENT BUILDING POND IN TIERGARTEN PARK VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WALKING CYCLIST VARIOUS OF PEOPLE QUEUING TO BUY FOOD AT OPEN-AIR MARKET
- Keywords: Berlin Coronavirus streets
- Reuters ID: LVA001C5ZVEX3
- Location: BERLIN, GERMANY
- City: BERLIN, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Duration: 00:02:56
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Popular tourist destinations in Berlin were almost entirely deserted on Saturday (March 21) as the German government urged its citizens to stay at home to try and stem the spread of the coronavirus.
All bars, clubs and non-essential shops must remain closed, with restaurants only allowed open until 6 p.m.
Several German states have imposed restrictions on movement, with people only allowed to leave their homes to go to work, do essential shopping, visit the doctor or take exercise alone.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has risen by 2,705 within a day to reach 16,662, the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases said on Saturday. It said a total of 47 people had died after testing positive, an increase of 16 from a tally of 31 published on Friday.
(Production: Leon Malherbe, Stephan Schepers, Katie Stephens)
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