Saarlouis district is now a risk area

Saarlouis district
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The Saarlouis district has been classified as a risk area. According to the district, the Sars-Cov-2 incidence is over 50 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

As the district informs us, the incidence value at 12 noon was 50,95.

To combat the current infection process, the Saarlouis district today issued a general decree with further restrictions on public life. District Administrator Patrik Lauer: "We are very aware of the hard cuts in people's private lives and we did not make this decision easy for us, but for our district it is now about preventing the worst. Another lockdown would be unbearable for our economy, not to mention the collateral damage a new lockdown would mean for the kindergarten children, schoolchildren and the elderly among us. As a district administrator, I want to avoid something like that at all costs and I therefore urgently appeal to all citizens of the district to take the new measures seriously so that we can relax the restrictions as soon as possible and return to normal."

The following measures are binding for all citizens in the Saarlouis district:

  • A face-to-face mask must be worn in busy public places and at public events if the minimum distance of 1,50 meters cannot be maintained. This also applies to guests in restaurants and other catering establishments who stay away from their assigned seat.
  • Private events in public rooms are only permitted with up to 10 people and in private rooms only with up to 10 people from a maximum of two households, taking general protective measures into account.
  • Sales outlets and similar facilities, in particular petrol stations, kiosks, retail outlets and supermarkets, are prohibited from dispensing alcoholic beverages on any weekday between 23:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. the following day.

The ruling will come into force on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from midnight and can be viewed by all citizens at www.kreis-saarlouis.de. The Saarlouis district remains classified as a risk area until the incidence of 50 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants falls below a total of 5 days in a row.

The districts of St. Wendel, Neunkirchen and Merzig-Wadern had previously been classified as risk areas.

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