Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second year running

Germany cancels Oktoberfest for the second year running over fears it could become Covid super spreader event Germany's iconic Oktoberfest has been cancelled for the second year running Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder confirmed the cancellation on Monday 'The situation is too precarious,' he said, adding social distancing would be practically impossible to implement in the classic beer tents 

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Published: 16:51 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 16:51 BST, 3 May 2021

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Germany's iconic Oktoberfest beer festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic.

Holding big public events in Bavaria, including the annual Oktoberfest in the regional capital Munich, will not be feasible this year, Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said on Monday after a meeting with city mayor Dieter Reiter.

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'In the classic beer tents at the big festivals, social distancing, masks and other measures are practically impossible to implement,' Soeder said.

Germany's iconic Oktoberfest beer festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic. Above, punters at the festival in 2019

Germany's iconic Oktoberfest beer festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic. Above, punters at the festival in 2019 

Bavaria's State Prime Minister Markus Soeder during a press conference in Munich, southern Germany, on May 3, during which he said: 'In the classic beer tents at the big festivals, social distancing, masks and other measures are practically impossible to implement'

Bavaria's State Prime Minister Markus Soeder during a press conference in Munich, southern Germany, on May 3, during

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