Bonn The number of coronavirus-infected people in Bonn continues to rise. Meanwhile, the city is following the decree of the NRW state government and banning all public events, with a few exceptions. A hotline has been set up for questions about kindergartens and schools.
41 confirmed cases of the coronavirus were registered by the city of Bonn as of Monday, 2 pm. On Monday evening, Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan published a new number. Now 55 cases are said to be confirmed. This means that the number of infected persons has risen by 18 cases since Sunday afternoon. Bonn citizens returning from trips to risk areas are not allowed to visit community facilities, hospitals, vocational schools or universities for 14 days.
The press office of the federal city also announced on Monday afternoon that, according to a decree, all public events in Bonn are now prohibited. The city will publish a corresponding general ordinance in the official gazette. According to the NRW state government, however, events that serve to maintain public safety and order or to provide for the public good are excluded.
Initially, the playgrounds in Bonn should remain open. "Exercise in the fresh air is healthy. We don't want to lock up a child at home that is not affected by quarantine. I am sure that the guardians will make sure that the children take certain precautions", said Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan. But in the evening he announced on Facebook: "I would have liked to keep the children's playgrounds open, but the Chancellor's words are clear: we have to close.
The city has set up a hotline for open questions about kindergarten, day care, OGS and school in connection with the Corona crisis, which can be reached from Tuesday. It will be open Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm and Fridays from 9 am to 1 pm.
The telephone number is: 0228/774070.
(Original text: GA Bonn; Translation: Mareike Graepel)