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St. Martin's processions should be able to take place

The St. Martin's processions in Bonn should be able to take place again in the fall of 2021. This was decided by the crisis team of the city on Wednesday, September 22.

The decision to make masks compulsory for all parades is still subject to agreement with the NRW Ministry of Health. For events with more than 2500 participants outdoors, there is generally an obligation to wear a mask. Even for St. Martin's processions with fewer participants, the organizers should regulate a mask obligation, according to the specification of the municipal crisis team, which still requires the approval of the Ministry of Health.

After St. Martin's processions could not be held throughout the city in 2020, this year the regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance make it possible to hold them under certain conditions. Only those who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested may participate. This also applies to spectators at the edge of the procession. Organizers must refer to this 3G rule in invitations and notices and, in accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance, carry out random checks. Children and adolescents up to 16 years of age are generally considered to be tested due to the regular tests in daycare centers and schools.

Singing during St. Martin's processions is only permitted with a mask, according to the state ordinance, regardless of this vote. The distribution of St. Martin's wafers can be carried out taking into account the regulation of the Corona Protection Ordinance. This includes compliance with the minimum distance of 1.50 meters to strangers and the mask requirement in the queue.

If the NRW Ministry of Health agrees, the City of Bonn will shortly issue a corresponding general ordinance on St. Martin's processions.

Corona figures

Within two days, the Corona incidence value has dropped by 39.6 points to 79.0 (as of Wednesday, September 22) per 100,000 inhabitants. In the past seven days, 261 new infections have been reported to the health department, and the health department is currently registering 555 acute Covid 19 cases. In the past few days, significantly more cases have dropped out of the incidence than have been added. There is currently an outbreak at one high school with five people testing positive. In total, there are currently 44 cases at 23 schools and four cases at four daycare centers. 799 people are in quarantine.

As of Tuesday, September 21, 58 people from Bonn and the surrounding area who have contracted Covid-19 are in Bonn hospitals. 35 people are being cared for in normal wards, 23 are in intensive care units, 15 of whom require ventilation.

Vaccinations

As of September 21, the total number of first vaccinations in Bonn is 255,953. 245,352 second vaccinations have been performed so far. In the coming days, the following mobile vaccination campaigns will take place, where people aged 16 and older can get vaccinated without an appointment:

  • Thursday, September 23, Europaring, Medinghoven, 12 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24, "Suppenhimmel," Am Fronhof 17, Bad Godesberg, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24, Ditib Mosque, Hochstadenring 43, Nordstadt 12 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24, Fatih Mosque, Koblenzer Straße 107, 2:30 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 25, Münsterplatz, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 26, square in front of the Bonn Opera, Am Boeselager Hof, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The mobile vaccinations with the vaccination bus will be continued in October. Currently, the corresponding vaccination campaigns are being planned. Further dates will be announced shortly.

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