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In addition to the statutory order issued by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday, 22 March 2020, the City of Bonn is expected to issue a further general ruling on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 and publish it in the Official Gazette. With the closure of hotels decreed in this decree, the city is going beyond the regulations laid down by the state. The new general ruling will come into force one day after its publication.

With the legal regulation of the state, hairdressers, cosmetic, nail and tattoo studios are now also closed in Bonn. On the initiative of the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga) and in consultation with the main administrative officials in the Cologne administrative district, hotels and other accommodation establishments in Bonn will be closed not only for tourist overnight stays, but completely. A solution will be found for individual cases that cannot immediately terminate their stay in Bonn.

Mayor Ashok Sridharan expressly welcomes the ban on contact for more than two people decreed by the state: "Even if the name differs from that in Bavaria, the regulations are almost identical. This was important to me in order to avoid isolated solutions. And it is also important to me that we implement these restrictions on the freedom of movement for citizens with a sense of proportion and the right amount of judgment. Because even if it makes a lot of sense in the current situation, it is still fundamental rights that we are restricting with this.

Mayor Sridharan also emphasized that the general decrees of the city of Bonn - unlike the legal ordinance of the state, which is valid until April 19 - are unlimited in time and the city will immediately change or repeal them if the situation changes.

City continues the monitoring

The City will continue to monitor the existing bans with all available forces. In addition to the explicit prohibition of contact, this also includes regulations for tradesmen. For example, shops that are still allowed to be open must ensure, among other things, that there is only a maximum of one person per ten square metres of floor space.

At the weekend, the city planning service had to instruct a total of 300 people, especially in the area of sports facilities as well as on the Rhine and in the Rheinaue, because they were travelling in larger groups than the ten people allowed at that time.

City expands hotline offer

The City Council would like to remind you once again that all of the City Council's service buildings have been closed to the public since 19 March 2020. A visit to the administration is only possible by prior appointment. Access controls are in place at the entrances to the buildings. The administration therefore appeals to clarify any concerns by telephone or e-mail. In order to be even more accessible to citizens, the city is expanding its hotline service.

In order to relieve the burden on the telephone number 0228 776677, which was set up centrally for the service centre, citizens can also contact the following numbers with their questions: 0228 776657 for registration, passport and ID matters, 0228 776658 for the registration office and 0228 776659 for the driving licence authority or driving licence office.

Bonn companies and tradespeople affected by the consequences of the Corona crisis can address their questions to the team of the Service Centre for Business of the City of Bonn's Economic Development Department. It can be reached under the telephone number 0228 774000 or by e-mail at wirtschaftsfoerderungbonnde. Information on federal and state support can also be found on the city's homepage  here

Early participation to Kennedyallee 62-72 is postponed

The city points out that the early participation in the land-use plan procedure "Kennedyallee 62-72", originally planned for the period from 23 March to 3 April 2020, as well as the citizens' information event on 24 March 2020 on the subject will be cancelled. The participation will take place at a later date. The new date will be announced.

137 cases with coronavirus infections

As of 14.30 on Monday, 23 March 2020, there are 137 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections in Bonn. Seven people are in hospital for treatment, three of them are receiving intensive medical care. The student of the Bonn International School has recovered, his test results are negative.

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