The Bavarian government cancelled the event due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus
staff member Bavarian They cancelled the celebration on Monday Oktoberfest For the second year in a row due to concerns about the proliferation of COVID-19, I think it’s too risky to organize a celebration during the pandemic, because this kind of celebration attracts tourists from all over the world.
The governor of Bavaria, Markus Soeder (Markus Soeder) said that they regretted that they decided to suspend Oktoberfest As we all know, the number of coronaviruses is still high, and German hospitals have to deal with the health crisis.
Germany is quarantined due to coronavirus, which includes a ban Conferences There are 146.9 new infections per 100,000 people every week.
According to data from the Robert Koch Institute of the State Center for Disease Control, Bavaria is slightly below the national average, with 145.4 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week.
The Oktoberfest usually attracts about 6 million visitors from all over the world and is scheduled for September 18th to October 3rd this year.
A combination of huge crowded tents and massively consumed tents alcoholSoeder said that apart from the possibility of introducing variants of the virus from abroad, the festival is particularly dangerous.
after that Oktoberfest It was cancelled last year, about 50 breweries and other places in the southern city Germany They held smaller gatherings under the strict guidance of the coronavirus. Mayor Dieter Reiter said that he hopes to have an outdoor beer garden and an outdoor terrace under certain restrictions.
He said that although the decision to cancel the Oktoberfest is difficult, it is even worse if the city waits too long and has to cancel it when preparations are already underway.
According to the German national “emergency braking” legislation passed last month, the measure restricts human contact, the closure of sports and leisure facilities, as well as the closure of or restricting access to many shops in areas with more than 100 new cases. , Once a week for every 100,000 people. Residents for three consecutive days.Restrictions also include 10pm to 5am