It looks like the coronavirus pandemic is losing its strength in Europe, and many countries are starting to come back to life again. One of them is Germany, where the lockdown measures are beginning to relax.
It's not a surprise, because Germany is viewed by many as one of the few countries that dealt with the crisis very well. By May 14. 2020, they have 174,948 cases reported, 7928 deaths, and 150,300 people who fully recovered.
Chancellor Merkel stated that the goal of slowing down the pandemic had been achieved, and it is time for relaxing the crisis measures while maintaining all the precaution measures. Accordingly, the Federal Government relaxed some restrictions, and that allowed the restaurants to start working, but they will have some restrictions.
One of them is that the distance between the tables should be 1,5 meters (9 feet). One of the restaurants that opened its doors is a cafe in Schwerin called “Café Rothe Schwerin.”
The owner of “Café Rothe Schwerin,” Jacqueline Rothe, wanted to make people laugh and came up with an original idea to make sure the customers are keeping the appropriate distance - pool noodles! Yes, really – pool noodles.
They attached them to customers’ caps to help them with social distancing! The owner explained that this was a one-time event only for the reopening celebration and that guests will not have to wear these funny hats regularly.