The problem is, Germany is a Federal Republic that takes the “federal” part very seriously! For this reason, there are countless different corona regulations, depending on the region. This strong independence of the 16 states now proves to be a problem in finding a common response to the current situation. Even within Germany, you might be required to have a test, not older than 2 days, to make your vacation. And we Berliners are the hottest hotspot in Germany at the moment. Without corona test, we are not going anywhere..
Tonight all try to find common regulations for all Germany to reduce this massive measure mess. The chances are 50/50 that they manage to do so and not start changing again in 1 week due to new numbers. The media reports that Merkel is pissed. British would say “not amused”.
But, there is no way around it, much stronger measures are coming! And, looking at the numbers, very soon. Everything will be done to avoid the second “Shutdown”: The closing of factories, shops, services and schools.
The first announcement of the measures are applicable for all areas with more than 50 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants, that is the current red line. Berlin is considerably higher than that, so all measures apply.