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Germany's Oktoberfest canceled due to coronavirus

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Germany’s Oktoberfest beer festival will be cancelled this year as “risks are too high” from the novel coronavirus, Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said Tuesday.

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The event, which takes place annually from late September to October, and was expected to draw two million foreign visitors, would be too dangerous “as long as there is no vaccine,” Soeder said.

Even with masks and social distancing, the risk would be too high, he said, adding, “living with the coronavirus means living carefully.”

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