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Ban on alcohol consumption during the carnival days

With a general decree dated February 10, 2021, the City of Bonn has issued a ban on alcohol consumption in various areas of the city on Carnival days. It applies from Weiberfastnacht, Thursday, February 11, up to and including Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. of the following day.

In the pedestrian zones of Bonn and Bad Godesberg, the main shopping streets in Beuel and Hardtberg as well as at the popular carnival meeting points at Erzbergerufer/Brassertufer in Bonn, at Hans-Steger-Ufer in Beuel as well as in the entire old town (between Berliner Platz, Kölnstraße, Kaiser-Karl-Ring, Hochstadenring and Bornheimer Straße) no alcohol may be drunk in public spaces at the times mentioned. During the carnival days, the city's public order service and the GABI police will be keeping a closer eye on whether revellers are celebrating and whether they are observing the Corona rules.

The city asks the citizens, who have behaved very exemplary and reasonable so far, also over the great days to keep personal contacts to a minimum. 

At least until February 14, 2021, the current Corona Protection Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia continues to allow only persons from one household and one other person not belonging to the household to stay together in public spaces. Otherwise, the rule is to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other persons and to wear protective masks where required.

Likewise, until February 14, 2021, parties and comparable celebrations, including carnival parties outside as well as in one's own home, continue to be generally prohibited. The city administration therefore appeals to all citizens not to hold private parties and carnival celebrations.

Mask obligation extended

With the general decree of February 10, 2021, the city also extends the applicable mask obligation in the pedestrian zones as well as main shopping streets until Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. 

The requirement to wear a mouth-to-nose covering (including scarves, shawls or other covering made of fabric) applies at the main train station, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz and Konrad-Adenauer-Platz from 7 am to 10 pm. In all other areas, everyday masks must be worn between 10 am and 8 pm.  A corresponding card is available at However, a medical mask (surgical mask, FFP2 mask or comparable mask such as KN95/N95) must be worn when shopping, visiting the doctor, on buses and trains and at bus stops.

In addition, the city's general order extends automatic quarantine regulations for people who learn they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive.

Corona incidence value rises slightly to 75.8

In the meantime, the corona incidence value for Bonn has risen slightly again. It is on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at 75.8 related to 100,000 inhabitants. In the past seven days, 250 new infections were reported.

Since February 28, 2020, the Bonn City Health Department registered 8918 confirmed Covid 19 cases, 8451 people are considered recovered, 314 are currently infected, and 153 people have died in association with Corona. The two most recent deaths involve two seniors, 95 and 82 years old. The city does not know if there were any pre-existing conditions. 593 citizens of Bonn are currently in quarantine.

In the Bonn hospitals are currently 85 people from Bonn and the surrounding area, who are sick with Covid-19. 55 patients are being cared for in normal wards, 30 people are in intensive care units, 21 of whom have to be ventilated.

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