COVID-19: Small businesses open In Germany, The Country has thus far recorded 147,062 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus, 84,717 Recovered with 4,862 Deaths. As daily death toll drops Germany takes tentative steps back to normality as lockdown eases. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged people to stay disciplined as some shops reopen for the first time since coronavirus curbs were imposed in late March.
Shoppers flocked back to stores across most German States on Monday as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that exiting lockdowns too fast could jeopardize the country’s progress in curtailing the coronavirus pandemic. Germany’s government last week said it would start tiptoeing its way back to economic normality, gradually restarting businesses this week that were closed by a monthlong lockdown. First in line are smaller shops, which can now reopen as long as they follow strict hygiene rules and put safeguards in place since lockdown rules were introduced a month ago, Andreas Trost took stock at the window of a haberdashery in the Potsdam district of Babelsberg, west of Berlin.
“Not exactly life as we’ve known it,” he said, reading the sign in the window which said that customers would only be allowed to enter in controlled numbers “as long as you don’t partake in small talk”, that browsing was not allowed – and please wash your hands before entering