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Bavaria wants to ban events with more than 1000 guests


It is possible that FC Bayern Munich would have to play their home games as “ghost games” without an audience.
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No events with more than 1000 visitors are to take place until Good Friday: the Bavarian government is reacting to the spread of the corona virus with drastic measures.

WBecause of the spread of the new corona virus, the Bavarian government wants to ban events with more than 1000 guests until Good Friday. The black and orange coalition committee agreed on Monday in Munich, the German press agency learned from participants. The details are to be discussed and decided in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The “Augsburger Allgemeine” had previously reported.

According to information from the German Press Agency, this would also affect football, basketball or ice hockey games in the federal leagues or the Champions League. At first it was not clear whether the games had to be canceled. It would be possible for the encounters to be played as so-called ghost games without an audience.

Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (CDU) had recommended on Sunday to cancel events with more than 1000 participants due to the rapid spread of the new corona virus in Germany. The Bavarian Ministry of Health signaled very quickly that it would support Spahn’s proposal.

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Two people died in Germany after illnesses with the new corona virus. Both deaths were announced in North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday. On Monday morning, the Robert Koch Institute had listed 1112 infections in Germany. In Bavaria there were at least 256 people who tested positive for Sars-CoV-2, as experts call the novel corona virus.

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