Politics Germany relaxes lockdown for playgrounds, churches and zoos Updated : May 01, 2020 08:57 AM IST Federal and state authorities also agreed Thursday to extend a ban on large sports events, concerts and festivals until at least Aug. 31. Jobless figures released Thursday showed unemployment in Germany rose by 308,000 to over 2.6 million in the past month. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.