The three videos below are public service announcements broadcast by loudspeaker at various locations in Germany. They concern the new rules imposed on citizens because of the Wuhan Coronavirus.
They remind me of an old joke (for which I can’t remember the exact wording) about getting French people to behave themselves by shouting at them in German.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.
The first clip from Kürnbach is an announcement of a newly-imposed curfew. WARNING: This video opens with VERY loud sirens:
In the second video, visitors to a park are instructed about precautions they must take against the virus:
The third video is from downtown Hannover, and features a police announcement that large public gatherings are prohibited:
Video transcript #1:
|00:06||Attention! Attention! This is an announcement from the Mayor.|
|00:09||Tonight after 12 midnight a curfew goes into effect.|
|00:14||Further information can be found at the Kürnbach.de website. Please stay calm. Thank you.
Video transcript #2:
|00:00||Inspections have been stepped up to ensure security for us all.|
|00:04||In order to reduce the risk of infection, we request that|
|00:09||groups be no larger than five persons. Please always maintain|
|00:14||the necessary 1.5 meter distance from one another.|
|00:19||Meeting with other people: Large gatherings for entertainment purposes|
|00:24||or parties are prohibited according to the Infection Protection Law.|
|00:30||Please contribute with responsible behavior and don’t become|
|00:35||a part of the chain of infection. Stay optimistic|
|00:38||and enjoy the sunny day with the necessary distance!
Video transcript #3:
|00:00||The police would like to inform you that the very infectious Corona virus is a danger to us all.|
|00:09||Reduce your social contacts to a minimum.|
|00:14||According the obligatory general ruling in the region of Hannover, gathering in public spaces|
|00:19||are prohibited without exception. Right now, we’re all responsible and obliged to actively|
|00:27||work together to follow the rules to ensure that you and those around you stay healthy.|
|00:34||It is our duty and yours as citizens to reduce your social interaction to a minimum.|
|00:39||(A message from) your police.