“I’m very, very sceptical’, – frankly admitted Seder in an interview with Bavarian radio. However, the official decision will be made in the next couple of weeks, after consultation with the city Council of Munich. We will remind, the day before the government announced that all public events in Germany will remain banned until August 31. So the question to Oktoberfest, which traditionally begins in late September, suggests itself.
Earlier, Merkel announced a partial easing of the quarantine measures, however, will be extended at least until may 3. At the same time in the same Bavarian classes in schools will start a week later than in other regions (although the Prime Minister promised that in the second year due to the coronavirus no one will be left, and examinations of schoolchildren will be held in normal, not emergency mode). In addition, Sider urged not to expect a speedy opening of restaurants and pubs.
By the way, in the history of the Oktoberfest, which appeared in the early nineteenth century, there have been exceptional periods when it was carried out. First and foremost is, of course, the First and Second world war. At First, as you know, and came the epidemic of Spanish flu. In addition, because of the cholera epidemics the feast was abolished in 1854 and 1873.