Long queues formed outside a gym in Cologne on Sunday, as the first fitness studios reopened in North Rhine-Westphalia shortly after midnight.
One of the first fitness studios to reopen in Germany, the McFit gym on Wipperfuerther Street allowed customers in at 0:01 local time (23:01 GMT) after a New-Year’s-Eve-style countdown at the door. Around 150 people were reported to have attended.
Gyms in... Еще the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia were allowed to reopen, but they must provide sufficient social distancing measures, users cannot train for more than 60 minutes and showers as well as some machines must remain off limits.
On Sunday, the Robert Koch Institute recorded an increase in the number of coronavirus cases, just days after lockdown measures started to be gradually eased across the country, with the critical reproduction rate climbing over one again.