Berlin has decided to introduce a rule that restricts residents from traveling more than a 15-kilometer radius – if the number of cases keeps going up.

The capital has become the latest area in Germany to introduce a restriction on movement if the seven day incidence (the number of Covid-19 infections per 100,000 residents in seven days) climbs above 200.

The state government decided on Tuesday that from a seven-day incidence of 200, a radius of 15 km will be drawn around the city limits.

The new regulation will come into force on Saturday.

According to the latest data from Tuesday, the incidence in Berlin, i.e. the number of registered new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week, was 199.9 – just below the threshold of 200. Read’s full story.