Police in Bavaria in Germany had to disperse two so-called “Corona parties” after the youth rallied despite measures banning public gatherings to prevent the spread of a life-threatening coronavirus.
About a hundred people gathered Monday night at a park in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg to party.
They played music and lit the space using a generator, police said Tuesday.
In the nearby town of Schwabach, fifty young people gathered at a skate park, playing loudly to music.
They allegedly arranged a party through social networks.
In both cases, the police chased the assembled.
Police urged citizens not to organize such gatherings, and stressed that every citizen has the responsibility to limit the possibility of coronavirus infection as much as possible, thereby protecting especially vulnerable groups.
They urged parents to make their children aware of the problem.
Due to the coronavirus, public events and gatherings are banned throughout Bavaria until April 19th.
Police will punish such parties more severely, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder said in Munich on Tuesday.
“I’m sorry, but it’s not acceptable,” he said.
“This is a real danger,” he added.