Stricter corona rules now apply in Lower Saxony. They also relate to private parties and the wearing of masks. The ban on accommodation is out.
- In Lower Saxony The newly adopted one has been in effect since Friday, October 9th, 2020 Corona regulation.
- After the federal-state summit on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the corona rules for Lower Saxony were tightened again.
- The Higher Administrative Court now has that Ban on accommodation cashed.
Update from Sunday, October 18, 2020, 11:46 a.m .: They are on Sunday Corona numbers in Lower Saxony increased.
|Corona infections in Lower Saxony (October 18, 2020)||25,835 (+382 compared to the previous day)|
|7 day incidence||34.2|
Update from Saturday, October 17th, 2020, 5:52 p.m .: The corona-Rules were introduced after the federal-state summit in Lower Saxony and the other federal states to curb the spread of the coronavirus. But one coronaRegulation has now been overturned – in Berlin. The Berlin Administrative Court has the imposed Curfew cashed – at least for eleven restaurants that had filed a lawsuit. Will the corona rule now also be overturned in Lower Saxony?
Update from Saturday, October 17th, 2020, 11:57 a.m .: The federal and state governments have Corona rules at their summit on Wednesday (October 14th, 2020) again drastically tightened. Also in Lower Saxony the measures have become significantly stricter. The reason is the increasing corona cases. The following rules now apply in Lower Saxony:
All the new corona rules at a glance:
- Private celebrations: If there are more than 35 corona-New infections per 100,000 inhabitants are determined within seven days, a maximum of 25 people may meet in public and 15 in private. If the 7-day incidence rises to 50 new infections, private celebrations are limited to a maximum of ten people from two households.
- An advanced Mask requirement is now also valid in Lower Saxony from an incidence of 35. Masks are necessary wherever people come together closer or longer. For Mask refusers a fine of 100 to 150 euros is due.
- From an incidence value of 50 in the corona-New infections attacks one Curfew at 11 p.m. for restaurants, bars and clubs should then be closed.
- At Events the number of participants is limited to 100.
Corona: Lower Saxony Higher Administrative Court kassiet ban on accommodation – curfew falls in Berlin
The Lower Saxony Higher Administrative Court also has the Ban on accommodation with its decision of Thursday (October 15, 2020) “provisionally suspended”, the court announced. “The prohibition of accommodation specifically stipulated in the Lower Saxony Corona Accommodation Ordinance turns out to be illegal on a summary examination.” The prohibition is not sufficiently defined – among other things, it is not clear what “people from ‘risk areas” mean. The ban “does not represent a necessary protective measure against infection,” it said.
And also the Curfew is not controversial. The administrative court in Berlin cashed in on the curfew. In the argument, the court stated that it was not evident that the curfew could slow down the infection process. The complainant restaurateurs were right. Should it be in Lower Saxony also come to a lawsuit, the curfew could also fall here.
Strict corona rules in Lower Saxony – the new regulation applies from October 9th, 2020
First report from Thursday, October 8th, 2020, 10:29 am: Kassel – The development of Corona infection numbers is clear. The number of cases is rising rapidly in neighboring European countries. Large cities in Germany such as Berlin have many new infections. That also applies to Lower Saxony, because the number of cases is increasing noticeably. Prime Minister Stephan Weil announced this to the Lower Saxony state parliament on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020.
“That is no reason to panic, but always to be careful,” said Weil. Therefore, stricter regulations should apply from Friday, October 9th, 2020 – until Sunday, November 15th, 2020. “The more people in our society are infected, the greater is the risk that the particularly endangered groups will be recorded.” Corona outbreak in a nursing home in Vechta with two deaths.
Corona crisis in Lower Saxony: “There is no end to the pandemic in sight”
In addition, 84 schools in Lower Saxony had to attend classroom teaching by October 7, 2020 corona to adjust. “There is no end to the pandemic in sight and we have another challenge to face over the next few months. We have to face this fact, ”explains Weil.
During the press conference, the SPD politician emphasized the AHA rules: distance, hygiene, everyday mask. Ventilation in closed rooms is also particularly important at this time of the year.
The new Corona regulation in Lower Saxony mainly regulates celebrations
No mask is needed outside. Unless the minimum distance cannot be ensured. A mask is necessary in closed rooms. However, if the distance can be maintained, then there is no need to wear a mouth and nose cover.
The new Corona regulation in Lower Saxony should be made much shorter and mainly concerns meetings. However, many regulations are to be retained. Prime Minister Weil regards the experiences in restaurants, theaters and cinemas as positive. However, larger, private meetings are becoming a problem.
Corona in Lower Saxony: Regulation also applies to private meetings
At such gatherings, the measures are rarely adhered to – they are considered foci of infection. That is why there are now drastic measures. In the future, a limit of 25 people is to be set for private meetings. Outside there is a limit of 50 people. In restaurants and public spaces, a limit of 100 people is intended to curb the Corona pandemic serve. A clear difference compared to the last few months.
Stricter regulations apply in particular in risk areas in Lower Saxony. Six regions are currently classified as risk areas (as of October 11, 2020). In the affected cities and districts, only ten people will then be allowed to meet. This regulation occurs when 50 New corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants are reached within a week.
Corona in Lower Saxony: Large events require approval
In addition, due to the increasing corona numbers, there is also in Lower Saxony one Ban on accommodation. People from areas with many infected people (more than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants in 7 days) are no longer allowed to spend the night in Lower Saxony for tourist purposes.
Public events in Lower SaxonySeated visitors are permitted with no more than 500 people. Sports events with more than 500 spectators require prior approval. The limit here is 1000 viewers. Trade fairs, congresses, commercial exhibitions, fairs or similar events require approval regardless of the number of participants.
Corona in Lower Saxony: cultural workers should have more opportunities
On the other hand, cinemas should theatre and other cultural sites get more opportunities. “With a checkerboard layout, good ventilation systems and careful hygiene measures before and after the events, the space can be better used,” said the Prime Minister.
The number of infections is also increasing in Lower Saxony, there are more and more corona hotspots nationwide. That is why we now have to impose an accommodation ban in Lower Saxony.
– MP Stephan Weil (@MpStephanWeil) October 8, 2020
Corona in Lower Saxony: cultural events should be funded
In addition, a program by the Ministry of Science and Culture, “Niedersachsen is turning on”, is to increasingly promote cultural events. Clubs and discos are still closed. Violations of the regulation can result in fines of up to 25,000 euros.
Weil would like to avoid national measures. Therefore, districts and urban districts are taking regional action against increased infection rates, so that previous ones Corona hotspots could be contained. Despite the increased corona infections Lower Saxony much better prepared than eight months ago.
In addition, according to the Corona rules in Lower Saxony, mask refusers have to pay up to 150 euros. According to the regulation, the maximum amount for violations is up to 25,000 euros. (By Karolin Schaefer)
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