Berlin is emerging from its lockdown hibernation. Shops are open again, but some of us have lost the will to consume. Restaurants are still closed. They’re bearing the cost of the government’s strategy of transmitting a message of abnormality. Joel says restaurateurs should be compensated for lost profits, not just costs.
Simple masks will be obligatory on public transport from Monday. But the BVG says it can’t enforce the rule and is worried about vigilantism. Maisie gives a review of your face-covering options.
Trying to evade the lockdown? Jöran’s got some advice for you: “People who are circumventing the rules, trying to make everything normal – you’re missing out on the chance of a lifetime to experience quarantine. You’ll look back and say – ‘I didn’t really live through that.”
This episode was presented by Daniel Stern, Maisie Hitchcock, Jöran Mandik and Joel Dullroy.