Düsseldorf – Dangerous trend in Düsseldorf: The coronavirus, which was previously laboriously pushed back, is on the rise again. Within a week, the incidence value rose from 40.4 to 57.4 on Wednesday.
The city reacts to the development. From Thursday (February 25th) the following stricter protection rules will apply.
► “The mandatory mask area ‘old town’ will be expanded on the banks of the Rhine from Dreieckswiese to the Rhine terrace and the mask requirement will be extended daily from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.,” a statement said.
► In addition, there is now a prohibition to stay in the “Old Town” mask area – including the extension along the Rhine – at the following times: Fridays, 3 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Lord Mayor Dr. Stephan Keller (50, CDU): “With the extended mask requirement and a ban on staying on weekends, we want to protect people and help them to better comply with the corona protection rules. It is important that we manage to continuously reduce the number of infections – especially now when more contagious virus mutations occur. “
According to the city, last weekend also played a role in the new measures, as the spring weather led to numerous violations of distance rules and mask requirements.
Violations of the mask requirement in the open air and the prohibition to stay in the open may result in a fine of 50 euros. According to the city, the police will increase their presence in Düsseldorf at the weekend.
The access to Mannesmannufer will be closed to traffic at certain times on the weekends (except for residents, deliveries and buses). And: “The outside staircase will remain closed until further notice,” says the message.
OB Keller: “I ask everyone: Protect yourself and others. Avoid crowds, adhere to rules of distance and hygiene, and wear a medical mask. We can only do it together! “