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Christmas market, St. Martin, Carnival: City expects NRW regulation

It is still open whether Martin's parades, Christmas markets and the carnival session in Bonn will be able to take place due to the Corona pandemic.

Today, Thursday, August 27, 2020, the Minister Presidents of the German states will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to discuss the further handling of the Corona pandemic. "We expect a binding statement from the State of North Rhine-Westphalia or the federal government in the short term, and thus a uniform regulation, in order to provide legal and planning security for all parties involved," says Bonn's Mayor Ashok Sridharan.

The city of Bonn as the responsible municipal regulatory authority and coordinating body for events is in close contact with all parties involved. In a letter to the NRW Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs, she asks for information that is legally secure, since major events require a corresponding amount of time in advance, especially to coordinate the necessary security concepts. Overall, the city is critical of the implementation of these events in their usual form against the background of the current infection situation. The most important thing is that hygiene and infection protection can be maintained during the implementation.

At the same time, the city administration is examining whether and under what conditions smaller carnival or St. Martin's events or a Christmas market could be held on a significantly reduced scale.

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  • Bundesstadt Bonn
  • UKB 2020/R. Müller
  • Michael Sondermann/Bundesstadt Bonn
  • Giacomo Zucca/Bundesstadt Bonn

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