Restaurants reopened on Saturday in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.
Café Rothe in the city of Schwerin along with German TV channel RTL, celebrated its reopening by handing out social distance-enforcing pool noodle hats to patrons as a gimmick.
Germany began a slow easing of its lockdown restrictions in late April. The lockdown started in mid-March.
Most commercial spaces under 8,600 square feet were allowed to reopen, though social distancing and hygiene practices remain in place, and masks are strongly recommended by the government.