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Contact ban from 3 persons on also in Bonn

In Bonn, too, the legal ordinance which the state of NRW will issue to make the contact restrictions binding will come into force on Sunday evening, 22 March 2020. The prime ministers of the states have agreed on a uniform contact ban, which does not allow groups of three or more people to be contacted, unless they belong to a family or a household community. Local public transport and funerals are also excluded under the agreement.

Unlike a decree or instruction, such a legal regulation of the state has immediate legal effect and does not have to be implemented by a general decree. Nevertheless, Bonn's Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan announced such a decree for Monday in order to narrow down the bans even more precisely. The publication will take place as usual in the Official Gazette, the decree will then come into force on Tuesday, 24 March 2020.
Sridharan had also seen on Sunday how the previous restrictions were being observed: "It was with great astonishment that I noticed that the majority of the cars parked on the Rheinaue, for example, are not even registered in Bonn. In this respect I would like to thank the people of Bonn! Nevertheless, further measures are necessary."
Later on Sunday afternoon, there will be a coordination meeting with the main administrative officials in the Cologne administrative district to determine a common strategy. "On these findings will depend what additional steps are necessary," said Sridharan.
Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, 2020, had shown that the restrictions of the general rulings issued by the City of Bonn are still partially disregarded. "It remains with my urgent appeal to everyone, including people from our neighbourhood: Please stick to the guidelines! This is the only way we can work together to stem the spread of the corona virus," emphasizes Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan. The city administration is continuously monitoring the situation.
From 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon until 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, the city's public order service recorded 73 interventions in connection with health protection. Among other things, in 12 cases, pubs and restaurants were open, and in another 15 cases, shops were open despite the ban. In addition, there were 40 reports of large groups of people in playgrounds, sports fields or other public places. On Thursday, 19 March 2020, the city planning service had already documented 113 interventions.

As of Sunday afternoon, 22 March 2020, there are 133 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Bonn.

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