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Akash Podishetty Hyderabad
Ban on New Year fireworks irks Germans

Germany's plan to ban traditional fireworks for New Year has sparked anger from public and manufacturers alike. The move is aimed to curb large gatherings that can turn into super-spreaders during last three days of the year. Germans feel the freedom to setoff fireworks as a universal right despite infection rates soaring even after a partial shutdown. Manufacturers on the other hand staring at 90 per cent revenue loss, and they've already sunk this year. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and the regional leaders are expected to take a decision on Wednesday on whether

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First Published: Nov 25 2020 | 1:48 PM IST

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