13:00 update: French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that France will handle the second COVID-19 case, which will be the second nationwide lockdown. The country only allows people to go out to buy necessities, seek medical advice or exercise for one hour a day. The measure will close all cinemas and will take effect on Friday (October 30) and will last until at least December 1.
10:48 before: Unsurprisingly, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) has ordered the closure of all cinemas in the country as part of a comprehensive lockdown to stop the country’s alarming rise in COVID infection rates. The chief executive of HDF Kino, a major German cinema organization, said on Wednesday that she was “shocked”
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The agreement will begin on November 2 and will last for the first four weeks, when social contacts will be limited to two families, and other leisure venues (such as theaters and bars) will also be closed. Italy closed its cinemas earlier this week, and France is expected to tighten measures in the next few hours, which may also affect cinemas.
Such as deadline It was reported yesterday that Germany recorded a daily infection rate of 14,000 this week, which is in contrast to the previous figure in March. In response, before introducing the new lock-in measures, Merkel warned of “very difficult months in the future.”
HDF protested the idea of re-closing the venue because it claimed that “no one in the world has been aware of a COVID-19 infection related to going to a movie theater.”
In response to today’s update, the organization’s chief executive, Christine Berg, warned that further closures could have a “potentially fatal” impact on the theater business. She said the losses would exceed 1 billion euros and lead to more permanent closures of venues.
“We no longer understand the continuous ups and downs of the measures taken. For six months, we have been working in the cinema, providing detailed security protection concepts, spacious rooms, modern ventilation systems, and only 25% capacity utilization.” Cinemas have a great responsibility to tourists, but it is of no use to them.”
She called for further financial support for the venues, but she warned that the trust between movie theater owners and the government was “seriously damaged” due to deficiencies in previous assistance. She wrote: “Now, the state must quickly provide unbureaucratic and transparent assistance and be accepted by everyone.”