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Germany Bans Fun For Six More Months

It’s going to be a quiet year.
It’s going to be a quiet year.
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Blah blah coronavirus blah blah unprecedented carnage blah blah blah economic ruin, two new whoppers have emerged out of Germany.

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Lawmakers in Berlin have extended some lockdown orders through late October, ordering all gatherings of more than 5,000 people to remain closed.

This decree most notably puts a halt to the city’s annual Berlin Marathon, which last year drew more than 62,000 runners from 150 nations.

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The event was slated for Sept. 27 — five months from now.

That’s, uh, a long time.

Also on ice is Munich’s Oktoberfest, the world-famous bacchanal that draws more than 6 million drunks and chesty maidens to the Bavarian capital each year.

No rain date has yet been announced for either event.

Berliners, meanwhile, are beginning to take steps toward a reawakening, with doughnut shops reopening today and schools resuming next week.

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