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Dresden Christmas market still to go on, despite virus worries

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The German city of Dresden is working to make sure that its popular Striezelmarkt Christmas market opens on time, despite rampant discussion in recent days about shutting such events because of pandemic health risks. “We’re taking the spread of the pandemic very seriously and have invested a lot of effort to conceptualize and build a market that, despite tough restrictions, still lets visitors and merchants experience the typical Striezelmarkt flair,” says Robert Franke, head of the city’s economic development office. Dresden is the state capital of Saxony, currently Germany’s worst-affected r…

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