The curfew also comes in Saarland.

Saarland imposes curfew for gastronomy from an incidence of 35

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Due to the increasing number of Sars-Cov-2 infections in Saarland, the Saarland Council of Ministers has tightened numerous rules, including an expanded mask requirement, the limitation of participants in celebrations, the curfew for restaurants - and even a ban on spectators at sporting events.

At the insistence of Prime Minister Tobias Hans, the Council of Ministers therefore adapted the currently applicable statutory order on the corona pandemic in a special meeting on Friday (October 16, 2020), the State Chancellery announced a few minutes ago.

"As usual, the new ordinance will come into force one day after its publication in the Official Journal," says the Regio-Journal document.

Prime Minister Tobias Hans: "We must not leave the district administrators alone in dealing with the corona pandemic. The state government has promised to support the districts and it was important to me to keep my word. The numbers in Saarland are alarming, which is why we now had to quickly create the conditions for the extended measures to contain the infections to come into force".

Minister of Economic Affairs Anke Rehlinger added: "It is the hour of responsibility. We ask every Saarlander to be very careful and considerate. Please be reasonable and show solidarity: Protect yourself and your family by sticking to the rules".

The following measures have been adjusted in the new ordinance in accordance with the MPK resolutions of Wednesday:

7-day incidence over 50 per 100.000 population

  • Celebrate only with 10 participants in the public space & 10 participants in the private space from a maximum of two households or from the family reference circle
  • Events only with max. 100 participants
  • Closing time for restaurants from 23 p.m.
  • Extended mask requirement in places where people come together closer or longer, e.g. in pedestrian zones, at public events, in restaurants outside the assigned space, at church services or joint prayers in the open air, in churches, mosques, synagogues or other rooms
  • Limitation of the number of participants in courses, training and sports as well as in dance schools
  • no spectators in courses, training and sports

7-day incidence over 35 per 100.000 population

  • Celebrate only with 25 participants within closed rooms & 15 participants in private rooms from a maximum of two households or from the family reference circle
  • Events only with Max. 500 participants in the open air and 250 in closed rooms (requirement: presentation of a hygiene concept)
  • Closing time for restaurants from 23 p.m.
  • Extended mask requirement in places where people come together closer or longer, e.g. in pedestrian zones, at public events, in restaurants outside the assigned space, at church services or joint prayers in the open air, in churches, mosques, synagogues or other rooms

Saarland follows suit at curfew

When it comes to curfew, the Saarland is following other federal states. From Saturday, for example, restaurants in Hamburg have to close at 23 p.m. The sale of alcohol will also be prohibited from this time.

The rules were implemented in a similar way in North Rhine-Westphalia. In Berlin, on the other hand, the curfew was overturned by the court, the Senate is now defending itself against this ruling before the Higher Administrative Court.