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Corona virus: Only with appointment to the city administration

The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Bonn is cured. The result of the last smear test of the 22-year-old student, who works in the OGS of the Clemens-August-School, was negative.

As of Thursday, March 19, 2020, 12:00 noon, 75 confirmed coronavirus infections were reported to the public health department; there are currently no serious courses of disease. In the diagnostic centre in Bad Godesberg a total of 262 tests were carried out in the past few days, a further 58 swabs were taken by mobile teams.

So far, 556 cases of influenza have been reported to the public health department.

OB Sridharan asks for understanding

Since Thursday morning, March 19, 2020, all of the city administration buildings have been closed to the public.

A visit to the administration is therefore only possible by prior appointment. Access controls are in place at the entrances to the buildings. For example, central access to the town hall is now only possible via the main entrance on the ground floor on the west side (Stadthüsje). The service centre is also entered from this side via its separate visitor entrance.

Lord Mayor Sridharan: "Please understand that there will also be restrictions in the administration. We want to maintain the services that are currently necessary. However, to do so, it is necessary to temporarily shut down or even stop access to restriction and some things that do not have to be done. Our common goal must be to reduce and even avoid personal contacts as far as possible, in both the private and public sectors.

The administration therefore appeals to clarify matters by telephone or e-mail if possible. An overview of the central telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the various specialist services is published on the municipal website at www.bonn.de/verwaltungskontakt.

Special regulations for service centres

Special regulations apply to the Service Centre (DLZ) from Monday, 23 March. All appointments agreed from this day until the end of May will be cancelled by e-mail at least 72 hours before the agreed date.

If you need an appointment urgently, you can arrange it by phone at 77 66 77. The staff at the DLZ will then decide which appointments are really necessary and urgent in the current situation.

 "Unfortunately, there are unpleasant scenes at the DLZ at the moment, because many people who do not have an appointment are coming there because they have time", says Lord Mayor Sridharan. "Therefore I ask for your understanding for this measure. Please don't come in the family circle either, because only by keeping our distance we will achieve what is now the top priority: to contain the spread of the virus.

Restaurants and most shops closed

indefinite period of time. All restaurants are closed; they are only allowed to offer take-away food (out-of-home sales).

Furthermore, almost all shops are closed. Retail trade for food, weekly markets, pick-up and delivery services, beverage markets, pharmacies, medical supply stores, drugstores, petrol stations, banks and savings banks, post offices, hairdressers, dry cleaners, laundries, newspaper sales, markets for building, garden and animal supplies as well as wholesale trade remain open. All other retail outlets must close. Service providers and craftsmen can continue their activities.

Retail food stores, weekly markets, pick-up and delivery services, pharmacies and wholesale stores are allowed to open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays and public holidays, except Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, until further notice.

Playgrounds, football grounds and schoolyards may not be used. Accommodation for tourist purposes is prohibited. Violations of these regulations constitute criminal offences and may be punished with imprisonment for up to two years or with a fine.

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