Berlin has imposed a curfew on all bars and restaurants amid rising COVID-19 cases in the capital.
Following new restrictions from the French government earlier this week, which saw all bars in Paris order to close, the mayor of Berlin, Michael Mueller, has enforced a curfew on bars and restaurants in the German capital city.
The events industry is holding a Global Day of Action today, 30th September, calling for government support amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Back in August, music industry workers marched in Manchester, calling on the government to provide for employees in the touring and festival events sectors. The #WeMakeEvents march coincided with a country-wide ‘Red Alert’ day, where venues lit up red in unison.
France has banned gatherings of over 1,000 attendants in 11 cities across the country.
Announced yesterday, on Monday 29th September, the French government announced that new COVID-19 prevention rules would come into effect in Paris and 11 other cities, after positive coronavirus tests in the country rose from below 5% to 7.4%.
Sales in physical music have skyrocketed amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to online music marketplace Discogs.
In their 2020 mid-year report, the website - which also operates as a database - revealed that physical sales on its marketplace rose by 26.69% - a total of 4,228,270 orders - between January and June 2020. These figures are measured against sales in the same period last year.
The UK government has postponed the return of live music performances as lockdown easing slows amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a press conference today (31st July), prime minister Boris Johnson announced that lockdown restrictions due to be lifted tomorrow (1st August) for higher risk settings, which included indoor music and theatre performances, pilots of crowds in sports scentres, and wedding receiptions of more than 30 people, will not be permitted.
An Illegal rave that took place in Los Angeles last weekend has been condemned by health experts.
Event organisers Technometrik hosted the party last weekend, which took place in a South L.A. warehouse, and charged $20 for entry to the over 21s party. Despite the event lacking permits and proper regulations, tickets were available to purchase online.
The Netherlands has banned public gatherings.
One of the latest countries to take the measure as a result of the coronavirus - or COVID-19 - pandemic, the European nation has brought in the tough new measures until 1st June. Announced by Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus on Monday (23rd March), all organised gatherings are now banned.