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Corona virus

Due to the exceptional situation caused by the increasing number of coronavirus infections, all official buildings of the Bonn City Administration will be closed to the public until further notice. In addition, from Sunday evening, 22 March, a ban on contact between groups of three or more people will apply in Bonn.


The number of confirmed coronavirus infections continues to rise. By Sunday, 29 March 2020, 10 am, a total of 259 cases had been reported to the public health department of the city of Bonn. 770 people are in quarantine. The development of case numbers in Bonn alone shows how important it is to observe the ban on contact and thus contribute to containing coronavirus infections. According to the Health Office, the number of confirmed cases rose from 133 to 259 between 22 March 2020 and 29 March 2020.

Contact ban from 3 persons on also in Bonn

From Sunday evening, 22 March 2020, a ban on contact between groups of three or more people will also apply in Bonn. The prime ministers of the federal states have agreed on a uniform ban on contact, which does not permit groups of three or more persons unless they belong to a family or household community. Local public transport and funerals are also excluded under the agreement.

For further information, please see the press release below.

Restaurants and most shops closed

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, 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. Violations of these regulations constitute criminal offences and may be punished with imprisonment for up to two years or with a fine.

Only with appointment to the city administration

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. An overview of the central telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of the various specialist services can be found on the city's website at  https://international.bonn.de/admin-services

Multilingual Information

Information on questions concerning the corona virus in multiple languages.

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