Currently, 243 people in the district are infected with the corona virus. In Bocholt there are 55, two more than yesterday. The “7-day incidence”, ie the number of new infections reported per 100.000 inhabitants in the last seven days, is currently 38,2 in the Borken district according to the calculations of the district health office.
According to the new guidelines announced yesterday (October 16.10.2020, 1) in the state's CoronaSchutzVerordung, stricter protective measures will come into force when this “risk level 35” (the incidence value of XNUMX) is reached. These are in particular:
• Events and meetings as well as congresses with more than 1.000 people are not permitted
• A maximum of 25 people may take part in parties outside of an apartment (applies from Monday, October 19)
• At concerts, performances, other events and meetings in closed rooms as well as at sporting events, a mask is required
• Pay particular attention to compliance with the minimum distance of 1,50 meters
The district of Borken is issuing a “general decree” today, which establishes that “hazard level 1” has been reached and thus also that the state requirements apply to the district area. This will come into force on Sunday, October 18, 0:XNUMX a.m. District Administrator Dr. Due to the significantly increased number of infections, Kai Zwicker again appeals to the population to consistently adhere to the “AHA + L” rule “distance, hygiene, everyday mask and ventilation”: “We are all responsible for our actions!”