Berlin grants clubs €81,000 lifeline Jul 13, 2020 0 668 12345 BERLIN: Berlin’s clubs and concert halls, closed for four months due to the coronavirus, have received an average of 81,000 euros each in aid from the city, according to figures published on Sunday by the daily Tagesspiegel. The clubs, which are mainly techno and have helped to build Berlin’s reputation as a “party city”, find themselves in a difficult financial situation since their closure on March 14 due to the spread of the virus.The Berlin authorities, however, decided to grant emergency aid to 46 clubs, festivals and concert halls, according to figures from Georg Kossler, a Green member of the state government, quoted by the Tagesspiegel.Among them are clubs known far beyond the German capital, such as the Tresor, the Kater Club and the gay club Schwuz. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Polarised Poles vote in tight presidential election Jul 13, 2020 0 686 US presses again for school reopening despite virus risks Jul 13, 2020 0 2058 Trump finally dons mask as global infections gather pace Jul 13, 2020 0 989 UK Labour joins Facebook ad boycott over hateful content AFP London Britain’s main opposition Labour party said on Sunday it has joined a Facebook advertising boycott over allegations that the social network has failed to sufficiently curb hateful content. Hundreds of .. Britain, France agree joint unit to fight migrant traffickers AFP Calais The interior ministers of France and Britain on Sunday signed an agreement creating a new joint police intelligence unit to combat migrant traffickers and reduce the “unsustainable” numbers crossing the .. COVID-19 cases on sharp rise since start of July: AFP tally AFP Paris The coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 565,000 people out of nearly 13 million registered cases worldwide, has been accelerating sharply since the start of July, according to a count carried out .. Spain’s Catalonia orders reconfinement of Lerida residents as virus cases spike AFP Madrid The government of Spain’s Catalonia region on Sunday ordered residents in and around the northeastern town of Lerida to go back into home confinement as cases of coronavirus spiked. “The people must stay at .. Bulgaria re-opens night clubs as virus infection cases surge SOFIA: Night clubs and discos in Bulgaria will be allowed to re-open, the health ministry announced on Sunday, just three days after ordering all inside bars shut and despite a continuing rise in coronavirus cases in the .. Top US health official wants ‘everything on the table’ to contain virus WASHINGTON: A top US health official said on Sunday that with deaths from COVID-19 expected to continue rising in coming weeks, “everything should be on the table,” including renewed lockdowns in hard-hit states. ..