Germany started to ease its lockdown restrictions on Monday, allowing businesses and shops to reopen as the country takes small steps back to normalcy.
Shops up to 800 square meters in size can reopen, so long as they have hygiene and social distancing measures in place.
Bookshops, car dealerships and bike stores are also allowed to reopen regardless of their size. In some regions of Germany, zoos are reopening. The reopening of shops and businesses varies from state to state.
This comes after the government last week said the virus in the country was “manageable.”
The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s national agency for disease control and prevention, reported Friday that each person infected with Covid-19 is now infecting fewer that one other person on average.