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Hotels, Nextbike, social distancing: Bonn takes further measures in the fight against coronavirus

Hotels, Nextbike, social distancing : Bonn takes further measures in the fight against coronavirus

The city of Bonn is taking further measures to combat the spread of corona virus. Hotels and guesthouses are no longer allowed to accept guests, and there is also a change at Nextbike.

The City of Bonn has come up with further measures to help fight the corona virus; they are in addition to those which have already been implemented at state and federal levels and will go into effect starting Tuesday, March 24. According to the directive from the city, hotels and guesthouses in Bonn will no longer be allowed to accept guests and will have to close. Lord Mayor Ashok Sridharan explained at a press conference in the Stadthaus on Monday afternoon that this had been agreed upon together with the German Hotel and Restaurant Association (Dehoga). "Dehoga even approached us with the request to close the hotels." The mayor has great concerns about the economy. He is grateful that the state and federal government are making substantial funds available.

The city of Bonn now wants to allow the free use of Nextbikes once a day for half an hour. The financing is currently being arranged with the SWB transportation authorities. It is about easing demands on public transport, said the mayor.

Günter Dick, head of Bonn Citizen Services, said that on Sunday there were still around 300 people who were out in larger groups. They were advised about the social distancing rules and the groups were dissolved. From now on, no more than two people are allowed to be out in public together, unless they are a family.

There are currently 137 confirmed corona cases in Bonn. According to the city, seven of those affected are in hospital, three of them in intensive care. The student of Bonn International School who tested positive has since recovered, according to the City of Bonn.

If you have any questions about what you are and are not allowed to do, please call the hotline of the City of Bonn at 0228/775090. This also applies to businesses, emphasized Günter Dick.