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Corona: compulsory masks are well accepted

Initial checks by the city's public order service have shown that the vast majority of citizens behave sensibly and observe the obligation to wear masks in pedestrian zones and shopping streets. If masks were missing, it was mostly because not all passers-by had been made aware of the mandatory masks in force since Saturday. In these cases, the city planning department pointed out that mouth and nose cover must be worn.

Also in the coming days the mask obligation will be controlled randomly. Who offends against it, must count on a fine of 50 euro.

In the affected areas, several hundred posters point out that masks are mandatory. In addition, from Tuesday, October 20, a bicycle campaign will draw attention to the wearing of everyday masks and compliance with the minimum distance of 1.5 meters. Two bicycles with corresponding large-format posters will be on the road for a week in pedestrian zones and shopping streets, among other places.

General ruling: City determines hazard level 2

Since the 7-day incidence for Bonn has meanwhile exceeded the limit value of 50, the city of Bonn states by general decree of Monday, October 19, 2020, that hazard level 2 has been reached. As a result, provisions of the general ruling of October 16, 2020 are obsolete, since the identical regulations of the state now apply. These are:

  • Events and meetings outdoors up to a maximum of 500 participants, indoors up to a maximum of 250 participants; from 100 persons upwards, these may only take place if a concept is submitted to the public health department at least three days before the event;
  • the ban on selling alcohol from 11 pm to 6 am;
  • the curfew from 11 pm to 6 am; 
  • the maximum allowed group size is five people.

The other provisions of the General Decree of 16 October 2020 regarding the obligation to wear an everyday mask in pedestrian zones and shopping streets, the obligation to notify private parties and the limitation of guest counts at weddings and funeral ceremonies remain in force.

Current figures

Currently 197 people in Bonn are demonstrably infected with the coronavirus (as of Monday, October 19, 2020). In total, 1646 people have tested positive for Covid-19 since February 28, 2020; ten people have died in connection with the virus, 1439 have recovered. In the past seven days there have been 183 new infections. This corresponds to an incidence value of 55.45 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Since 15 October, the health authorities have been notified of persons who have tested positive in the Am Kümpel 2 daycare center, the Bahnhofstraße daycare center (person not from Bonn), the Albertus Magnus Haus, the Friedrich-List-Berufskolleg (person not from Bonn) and the Bodelschwinghstraße daycare center.

Physical education after the autumn vacations

The municipal sports facilities have been inspected in recent weeks. In most cases, they are equipped with a ventilation system and/or the possibility of cross-ventilation. After the autumn vacations, sports lessons can be held in these halls in accordance with the "Instructions and recommendations for infection control in schools in connection with Covid-19" issued by the MSB.

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