WITHTo contain the coronavirus, the city of Munich has decided that masks are required in certain public places and streets in the city center. This is the result of a meeting of the city’s crisis team, which met on Monday morning because of the persistently high number of infections. The regulation should apply from Thursday if the warning value of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants continues to exist within seven days. Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) assumes this.
In addition, the city is reintroducing restrictions in public and private life due to rising corona numbers. From Thursday onwards, only five people or two households are likely to meet in the Bavarian capital, said Reiter on Monday in Munich. This applies to both private and public spaces as well as in gastronomy.
Previously, the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) had promised a mask requirement in public places in Munich, where the distance rules cannot be observed. He has very mixed feelings, for example when he looks at the pictures of wild Wiesn replacement parties like the weekend at the Viktualienmarkt. “I don’t want to take the joy away from anyone,” said Söder. But given the high number of infections in Munich, joy and reason should better go together.
In addition, the city’s health department is to be supported by the German armed forces in the future. “We will ask the Bundeswehr to provide 100 people to improve tracking.”
On Sunday, the Corona numbers in Munich had reached 55.6 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in one week. This means that an important limit value for proven new corona infections has been exceeded.
Söder said he wasn’t worried about the professionally organized events. “The problem is the private parties,” he said. “If reason doesn’t help, then it has to be controlled.” The aim is to enable schools and daycare centers to continue operating across Bavaria and to protect the economy from further restrictions.
“Bellyache” because of the Supercup final
There could also be stricter quarantine rules for the planned Supercup game between FC Bayern Munich and FC Sevilla in the Budapest corona risk area. Anyone who has been in a risk area abroad for less than 48 hours does not yet have to go into a two-week quarantine at home. Everyone should think carefully about whether they really want to go there, Söder told the radio station B5 currently. “I really have a stomachache when it comes to the Supercup.”
The European Football Union Uefa has so far stuck to its plans to play the Supercup final in front of spectators on Thursday in the Puskás Arena. The stadium capacity of 67,000 spectators is to be used up to 30 percent. Both clubs have around 3000 tickets available. Around 2,100 football fans want to accompany FC Bayern Munich to Budapest on Sunday, according to information.