According to Senator for Economic Affairs Ramona Pop (Greens), the New Year’s Eve party at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is canceled this year due to the corona pandemic. “There will be no big parties and family gatherings. Otherwise the next wave of infections threatens us in February “, said Pop (Greens) with a view to the turn of the year of the” Berliner Morgenpost “(Sunday). “Even in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate there is no party invited.”
Only concert without an audience planned
Hundreds of thousands of people have regularly come to the traditional party at the Berlin landmark in recent years. In September the organizers announced that they would admit significantly fewer people due to the corona pandemic and introduce a registration procedure. Outdoor events with more than 100 participants are currently prohibited in Berlin according to the Infection Protection Ordinance.
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Now, according to information from the “Morgenpost”, only one concert without an audience is planned at the Brandenburg Gate, but with a television broadcast. A statement from the organizers was not yet available on Sunday.
Senator is cautious
With a view to the debate about the further corona policy, Pop said: “I see with skepticism when it is suggested: We’ll pull ourselves together again, and then it’s Christmas and New Year’s Eve,” said the Green politician. “I would be careful to promise people that.”