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Up to 2500 vaccination appointments for people with pre-existing conditions

The city of Bonn informed medical practices in Bonn on Monday, April 19, that people with pre-existing conditions according to §3 para. 1 no. 2 Corona vaccination ordinance with residence in Bonn can be offered a vaccination with the vaccine of the company Biontech at the vaccination center.

Booking of appointments is possible as of now. Up to 500 appointments per day are available up to and including Sunday, April 25, 2021. Beyond April 25, there may be additional appointments - depending on vaccine availability. Appointments can be booked through the city's booking portal. The appropriate link is available through the doctor's offices. Vaccinees must present a certificate of eligibility in accordance with §3 Para. 1 No. 2 CoronaImpfV. The purpose of the campaign is to fully utilize the capacity of the vaccination center and to offer vaccination to people who cannot receive a vaccination through their general practitioner. Furthermore, these pre-existing patients can also contact their primary care physicians.

In addition, as of now, two close contacts of a person in need of care who is not in an institution and who is 70 years of age or older and two close contacts of a person in need of care who is not in an institution and who has a previous illness pursuant to § 3 para. 1 no. 2 of the Corona Vaccination Ordinance can be vaccinated. Here, too, the booking is made via the municipal booking portal. The medical practices have the relevant information to pass on to this group of people. The prerequisite here is that the contact person's place of residence is in Bonn.

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the appointment booking for persons born in 1948 (2498 citizens of Bonn) and 1949 (2874 citizens of Bonn) for vaccination against the coronavirus will start at 8 am. All persons born between January 1, 1948 and December 31, 1949, and their life partners can then make an appointment for vaccination via the appointment booking systems of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.  Appointments can be booked online at  www.116117.de (opens in a new tab) and by calling (0800) 116 117 01. The city of Bonn will send out an invitation letter on Monday, April 19, but this is not necessary for vaccination registration.

The city points out that there are still vaccination appointments for the cohorts of the over 70-year-olds, who are already activated for booking appointments. Especially in the evening hours, appointments are available for booking on quite short notice.

Kitas and day care: Info letter from the city

In an information letter to parents, the city informs that from Wednesday, April 21, the daycare centers and daycare in Bonn will be open again in limited pandemic operation. This means that the fixed groups and the reduced care time will remain, but in addition, all families are asked to care for their children - if at all possible - at home. After all, probably the most important component in combating the pandemic is to reduce contacts as much as possible.

Letter from the mayor to companies

In the meantime, Mayor Katja Dörner and City Director Wolfgang Fuchs, head of the city's crisis management team, have written to companies in Bonn appealing to them to allow home offices wherever possible in view of rising infection rates and almost complete utilization of intensive care units. "It seems important to us not only to make employees the offer to work in a home office, but also to communicate the expectation that home office will be used extensively," Dörner and Fuchs said.

In workplaces where presence is essential, regular testing (2x/week) of employees is an important component in containing the incidence of infection in businesses, he said. In their letter, the mayor and city manager thanked the companies "for your efforts to date to combat the Corona pandemic. For the vast majority of you, these have come with significant restrictions."

The city's Economic Development Department has already sent out the letter, and the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the Cologne Chamber of Crafts will also distribute it through their channels.

Cherry Blossom

The City Order Service has controlled every day in the Old Town last weekend the mask requirement in force during the cherry blossom. On Friday and Sunday, the old town was well attended. Partly the lanes were also full and masks were taken off to take photos. Here, admonitions and notices were sufficient. On Saturday, the old town streets were very crowded; more intervention was needed to ensure sufficient distances and that the mask requirement was respected. On this day, 13 notices were written because passers-by did not wear a mask.

In view of the low risk of infection in the open air, the short encounters between passers-by and the mask requirement in force, the city remains convinced that the mask requirement now in force until April 26, 2021 is sufficient. The city therefore still does not consider a complete closure to be necessary, but will monitor the situation closely.

Glitch with e-mail dispatch

A data protection breach occurred at the city on Friday, April 16, 2021. The service center had informed around 500 citizens by e-mail about the newly introduced obligation to present a negative test result for appointments at the city administration. Inadvertently, this information was sent out with an open email distribution list, as was an attempt to recall this email shortly after it was sent. Also changed was the start date for the new requirement communicated in this email: as of Wednesday, April 21, 2021, rather than Tuesday, anyone wishing to enter municipal service buildings must present a current, confirmed negative test result.

The city regrets the errors and apologizes to the affected citizens of Bonn. The city will report the data protection breach to the State Data Protection Commissioner in accordance with the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation.

Incidence value of 192.3

The Corona incidence value on Monday, April 19, 2021, is 192.3 based on 100,000 population. The number of new infections in the past seven days is 634.

Since February 28, 2020, a total of 11,912 confirmed Covid 19 cases have been recorded. 10,681 people are considered recovered, and 1,015 are currently infected. 216 people have died in association with the coronavirus. 2,299 Bonn residents are currently in quarantine.

There are currently 97 people from Bonn and the surrounding area in Bonn hospitals who have contracted Covid-19. 61 patients are being cared for in normal wards, 36 people are in intensive care units, and 30 of them have to be ventilated.

In the meantime, 83,126 first vaccinations have been carried out in Bonn, 49,127 of them in the vaccination center at WorldCCBonn. 27,165 people have already received their second vaccination, 11,099 of them at the Vaccination Center.

City library: pickup and return possible

On Tuesday, April 20, all facilities of the City Library will be closed. Starting Wednesday, April 21, contactless pickup of ordered media via contact form or by phone (starting Tuesday, April 20) as well as contactless media return will be available at all City Library facilities.

No negative test result is required for pickup and return. The opening times are different in the facilities: Central Library: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; District Libraries Bad Godesberg and Beuel, District Library Tannenbusch and Music Library: Tuesday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; District Libraries Dottendorf and Endenich: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (only telephone orders possible); Integrated District Library Auerberg: Tuesday to Saturday from 10. 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. (telephone orders only).

The Brüser Berg District Library will remain closed until mid-July due to ongoing renovation work. The dunning procedure will continue to be suspended until May 10, 2021 for the time being.

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