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Coronavirus: City orders further protective measures

The so-called 7-day incidence number is currently around 35: This is the number of new coronavirus infections per 100,000 inhabitants that Bonn registers in one week.

Since a continuous increase in the number of infections is to be expected, the city of Bonn feels compelled to issue urgent recommendations as a precautionary measure and to order further protective measures via a general ruling in order to keep the spread of the pandemic in check as far as possible.

Among the appeals is the repeated request to comply with the AHA rule as a matter of principle: Keep your distance, wash your hands, wear a mask for everyday use. The city also recommends word-of-mouth protection wherever the distance cannot be maintained, which can already be the case in a somewhat crowded shopping street. The city also advises wearing masks in secondary schools and adult education institutions during lessons. It also recommends installing the Corona Warning App whenever possible and airing the room regularly where possible. 

General decree on further protective measures

Beyond the already valid regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance, the city has decreed with effect from Saturday, October 10, 2020 

The following conditions apply to public events in closed rooms: Singing along by the audience is prohibited.

For private parties the following applies:

within public and rented rooms the number of participants is limited to 50;
the festival is subject to notification if more than 25 people participate; for this purpose, the city of Bonn will set up a hotline at 0228-77 50 90 from Monday, October 12, which will be manned from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; in addition, there is  a form available at (opens in a new tab) the easy traceability (name, address, telephone number, period of stay) of the participants must be guaranteed by the organizer.

No singing at sporting events

Sports events in closed rooms may also only be held under further conditions. For the public this means:

  • permanent obligation to wear masks;
  • no fan chants;
  • The organizer must ensure the easy traceability of participants and check for plausibility.

No hotspots yet - stay alert

City director and crisis management team leader Wolfgang Fuchs announced that all measures would be subject to increased regulatory scrutiny: "We believe it is responsible not to recommend any further measures at present because the infection currently has no hotspots, but is more likely to be assumed by families and groups of friends in the context of private gatherings and celebrations. Nevertheless, it remains the same: We must all be very vigilant and must not slacken in our efforts to protect each other. In addition belongs quite also to remain with the benefit of alcohol in the framework". 

As of October 9, 2020, the city has 111 acute cases of Covid 19; in total, there have been 1395 confirmed infections since the outbreak of the virus. 1275 people have recovered and nine people have died. In the last seven days there have been 114 new infections. The 7-day incidence is thus exactly 34.55. 17 people who tested positive are currently in the Bonn hospitals: seven on normal wards, ten are undergoing intensive care, three of them are ventilated.

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