In Germany, a local lockdown has been introduced for the first time since the relaxation of the corona measures.
The Landkreis Gütersloh, a district with about 360,000 inhabitants in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, will close until June 30.
It concerns the area where the meat factory Tönnies is located, which has turned out to be a source of contamination. A total of 1,500 infections have already been registered there.
Cinemas, cafes and fitness halls close, but you can still go to a restaurant, albeit only with members of the same household. Schools and nurseries were already closed.
The neighbourhoods around the meat factory Tönnies, where many workers – often foreign workers – live, had already been quarantined.
The police are deployed there to check whether quarantine is being complied with.