A European eatery revealed a new social distancing method — having their customers wear swimming pool noodles as hats to make sure they obey social distancing measures as countries begin to ease lockdown, Your Content is first to reveal.
Patrons sitting outside Cafe & Konditorei Rothe in Schwerin, Germany, all had to wear straw hats with two swimming pool noddles taped to the top.
The owner of the eatery introduced the inventive rule make sure their customers were not flouting social distancing rules.
A picture of the cafe’s unique policy was shared on Facebook and immediately went viral. The photo depicts people flocking to share their reactions to the cafe’s noodle technique.
One Facebook user said: ‘My husband had suggested a week ago that we in Spain should all wear wide sombreros. Ahead of his time!’
The customers — pictured looking very relaxed in their colourful headgear as they enjoyed their drinks — didn’t seem phased by the giant woggles on their heads.
Another Facebook user said: ‘So, I think that’s innovative. There is certainly a portion of ironic humour in it!’
Cafes and restaurants have started reopening across Germany as the country begins to ease itself out of lockdown.
But Germany’s R rating – the rate of infection – rose from 1.1 to 1.13 over the weekend, before dropping to 0.94 on Tuesday.
In addition, Germany plans to open its borders with France, Switzerland and Austria from June 15 after it imposed restrictions two months ago to stop the spread of coronavirus.
According to foreign reports, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said business trips and family visits across its French, Austrian and Swiss frontiers would begin from Friday, with random spot checks in place, before total freedom of movement by mid-June.
Germany has 174,098 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 7,861 recorded fatalities, according to John Hopkins.
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