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23:35  22 october  2020
23:35  22 october  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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 Covid-19: 103 establishments fined and 10 bars closed in four days in Paris 95 of the 500 checks carried out by the police gave rise to "findings of offenses in bars and restaurants", according to Jean Castex. © afp.com/THOMAS COEX A passerby in front of a bar in Paris, October 6, 2020 It's a bit "open up and do what you can", testifies, bored, Thierry Senaud, manager of a brasserie in Paris. A week after the announcement of the closure of bars in the capital, Parisians continue to drink, taking advantage of the vagueness of the measures.

The Administrative Court of Gießen has classified a general order from the Marburg-Biedenkopf district on the blocking period for restaurants from 11 p.m. as “illegal”. Due to rising corona infections, the district ordered at the beginning of the week that restaurants and pubs must close at this time. On the other hand, an operator of a Marburg restaurant has now successfully defended herself with an urgent application. However, the decision is not yet final, as the court announced on Thursday (decision of 10/22/2020, Az .: 8 L 3610 / 20.GI).

Ein Richterhammer liegt auf einem Tisch. © Uli Deck / dpa / Symbolbild A judge's gavel lies on a table.

In the opinion of the court, with the reasons given by the district administration, a blocking time for restaurants from 11 p.m. is neither necessary nor appropriate, the general decree is therefore not proportionate. The district has also imposed a ban on the sale of alcohol so that hygiene and distance rules are not neglected with increasing alcohol consumption. In addition, the general decree did not deal with the question of whether outside areas of pubs or restaurants could be exempted from the extended blocking period.

All in all, there is an interference in the applicant's freedom of occupation in an unjustified manner. A complaint against the decision can be lodged with the Hessian Administrative Court in Kassel within two weeks.

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