German state of Bavaria cancels all Christmas markets
November 19 | 2021
Markus Soeder, Minister President of Bavaria, attends a press conference to comment on the increasing rates of coronavirus infections. Sven Hoppe/dpa
The southern German state of Bavaria has cancelled all its Christmas markets and ordered the closure of clubs and bars in an effort to curb a severe fourth wave of coronavirus infections. State premier Markus Soeder announced the move, adding that the closures of clubs and bars would last for an initial period of three weeks. The measures come just days after Soeder's government announced the cancellation of the Munich Christmas market - the state's biggest.