The number of people who have tested positive for the corona virus in Bonn has risen to 20. A vocational college in Bonn has closed, and mayor Ashok Sridharan expects long-term restrictions.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Bonn has now risen to 20. One of the consequences is that the Friedrich-List-Berufskolleg in Bonn has now been closed. According to the health centre, one person there is said to be infected. It is still unclear whether they are a student or a teacher, but the infected person is said to have had “a lot of contact with people”.
Meanwhile, Bonn’s Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan has made a forecast of how long it might take until major events can take place again in Bonn. He assumes that events with more than 1,000 visitors could still be cancelled until August.
If the decree of the state government, which stipulates that events of this magnitude should be cancelled, remains in force until the summer, then the “Rhine in Flames” (May 2), the Hoffgarten concerts as part of the Beethoven anniversary year and the Deutsche Post Marathon would also be affected in Bonn, for example.
On Thursday, the first coronavirus infection among the Bonn police force was reported. As police spokesman Robert Scholten confirmed to the GA, the man who tested positive for the corona virus Sars CoV-2 is a police officer working at the Duisdorf police station. According to the city of Bonn, the man lives in the Rhein-Sieg district. Scholten emphasised that the number of contact persons of the affected colleague was manageable and that all the individuals were staying at home.
The health department has been informed about the case and the police are in close contact with them. The operation of the police station was not affected and will continue as usual.
(Original text; ga.de, translation John Chandler)