Germany: Bans alcohol at night in the capital of Hesse

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The number of infected in Germany has recently been moving in one direction – upward. Many politicians and medical experts are warning of a second wave. The virus is actively spreading in Hesse.

On Wednesday, the number of detected infections has once again increased significantly. In the cities of Offenbach and Hanau, the critical threshold of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants was exceeded within seven days. The capital of Hesse, Wiesbaden, is also approaching a critical point. The increase in infected people in the city occurred after the sick guests of the wedding celebration, in which about 100 people participated. The authorities of the capital of the federal state are tightening restrictive measures in order to combat the virus.

So, at the moment in the city it is possible to hold events designed for a maximum of 50 people. From Friday (August 28), a ban on the sale of alcohol is introduced from 12 am to 6 am. The ban applies to restaurants, cafes, other catering establishments, as well as kiosks and other retail outlets. In addition, protective masks are required not only in public transport, but also at bus stops. “The situation is getting more complicated and becoming more than serious. The measures introduced are necessary to protect citizens and require respect for the entire population of the city, ”said Wiesbaden Mayor Gert-Uwe Mende.

According to the Ministry of Social Affairs, in Wiesbaden, within seven days, the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is 44.9 cases, rapidly approaching the critical mark of 50 cases. In regions that have crossed this line, agreed by the federal government and the government of the federal states, stricter restrictions on public life are introduced.

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