Now the alcohol sales ban in Hamburg comes
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All the appeals did not work: After thousands of people celebrated in Hamburg’s nightlife districts again this weekend and did not comply with the corona rules, the Senate is now serious.
AIn view of the crowds of people celebrating in the Hamburg nightlife district, the Senate will issue a general decision to restrict alcohol sales. This instrument has already been announced and is expected to be brought into focus at the Senate session on Tuesday, spokesman for the social welfare agency, Martin Helfrich, told the German press agency on Monday.
The temporary general decree will already allow the authorities to ban alcohol out-of-home sales starting next weekend. The exact modalities, such as the time window in which pubs and kiosks are no longer allowed to sell alcohol outside the home, still need to be clarified.
Last weekend, thousands of people left out in St. Pauli and in the Schanzenviertel and celebrated without a gap. Because of the large crowds, the Great Freedom had to be cordoned off several times. In addition, the police and district offices in Schanzenviertel pronounced alcohol sales bans in four cases based on the Infection Protection Act.
Party guests become infected with corona virus
The number of proven corona infections in Hamburg has risen by four on Monday. After four days, the increase remained in the double-digit range again, as the Senate announced. 36 new cases were added over the entire weekend. Four of them are visitors to a private party, said the spokesman for the social security agency, Martin Helfrich. Further test results are still pending. Testing all residents of a refugee shelter in Wandsbek, in which seven people had already tested positive last week, also yielded another ten positive results.
Since the pandemic started, 5325 people in Hamburg have tested positive for the virus. According to estimates by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), around 5,000 of these can now be considered recovered.
According to the authority, there have been a total of 86 new infections in the past seven days. That is 4.8 per 100,000 inhabitants. The infection rate in Hamburg is still well below the limit of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within a week, after which the Senate would have to advise on further restrictions to contain the pandemic.
As of Friday, 25 people were treated with the corona virus in hospitals in Hamburg. Six of them are in intensive care units. According to the Institute of Forensic Medicine at Eppendorf University Hospital, 230 people have died of Covid-19 in Hamburg so far. The RKI, which records all deaths infected with the virus regardless of the cause of death, comes to 261.