Because of overcrowding: Winterswijk is thinking about closing the Moddose
Mayor Joris Bengevoord of Winterswijk is thinking about closing the bathing lake 't Hilgelo (Meddosee) for the time being. Last weekend it was so overcrowded that the corona measures could not be adhered to. With the tropical temperatures of the past weekend, people flocked to the popular swimming lake in Winterswijk to cool off. Around noon it got so crowded that the parking lot had to be closed and no more people could be let in. “There was chaos on Saturday and Sunday. People parked their cars everywhere in the neighborhood, sometimes even at private houses in the front yard, ”says Mayor Bengevoord. However, what worried the mayor most was that many visitors did not adhere to the corona measures in force in the Netherlands. Bengevoord: “In the Netherlands everyone has to keep a distance of 1,5 from each other. Many people didn't care. If this continues, I will be forced to close the Hilgelo. Think carefully about coming to Winterswijk this weekend ”. The fine for non-compliance with coronary measures in the Netherlands is € 390 per violation.
Several returning travelers among eight newly infected
Borken district. 33 people are currently infected with corona in the district. Among the eight newly infected people are several travelers returning from risk areas. No final laboratory results are yet available for the test campaign in Heek and Legden, which affected 142 residents and employees of a senior citizens' facility in Legden. On Monday evening, at the vegetable farm in Borken, where there is a coronavirus infection, the DRK tested 13 people under the leadership of Jürgen Rave. The results are still pending. As early as Friday, around 140 newly arrived employees from Eastern Europe had been tested as a precaution and put in quarantine. The result is now available: For 30, the laboratory results were positive - she and her direct contacts are particularly isolated on the farm, all other newcomers remain separated. There is an all-clear for the two employees of the recycling center in Bocholt that have been tested for the corona virus. Both findings are negative.
Summer heat: 36 missions for the emergency doctor and fire brigade
The emergency services of the Bocholt Fire and Rescue Service had to complete a total of 31.07.2020 missions between 8 a.m. and 00 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 00. A large part of the midsummer weather accounted for the ambulance service with twelve patient transports and 36 emergency operations, for which both the ambulance and the emergency vehicle were alerted in three operations. The fire truck moved out to two companies where the fire alarm systems detected an alarm. Fortunately, no major damage has occurred. A triggered home smoke detector on the Lavendelweg also turned out to be a false alarm. In addition, three dogs were caught by the emergency services and handed over to the shelter or its owners. For the measuring vehicle (ABC exploration vehicle) of the Bocholt fire department, a major fire went to Velen. There was a lot of smoke there as a result of the fire. The special measuring devices available in the vehicle can detect airborne pollutants. The Bocholt fire department is involved in the emergency plans of the Borken district. In the afternoon, the rescue vehicle and turntable ladder moved out to Hohe Giethorst street. Due to the continuing drought, a branch had broken out of a 16 m high birch tree. After the first exploration, the fire brigade was supported by ESB-Bocholt. The assignment lasted until […]
No complaints at the vegetable farm in Borken
The inspection of the living and working conditions on the vegetable farm in Borken by experts from the occupational health and safety department of the district government of Münster, the district and the city of Borken did not result in any complaints. This is communicated by the district of Borken. The company adheres to all legal requirements and also implements the officially prescribed extensive hygiene concept to protect the workforce. The predominantly Romanian harvest helpers work and live in small groups on the company premises. In the production hall, only every second workplace is occupied on the assembly lines and in otherwise closely spaced workplaces. The pitches are separated from each other by plexiglass panes and everyone working there works with a mouth and nose covering. For corporate occupational health and safety, the senior government director Dr. Jürgen Querbach and his colleague Elmar Schmitz, Rene Terwolbeck, Head of the Office for the City of Borken, and Dr. Dr. for the District Borken Elisabeth Schwenzow and district health officer Annette Scherwinski took part in the inspection. They also had the opportunity to speak to employees with the help of interpreters. During the course of today, the DRK will be commissioned by the district health office - as Kai Zwicker announced - test again to have clarity on the progress of the infection. Background information: In a vegetable farm in Borken, a total of 11 […]
Bocholt voucher system starts on July 30th
From July 30, Bocholt residents can buy discounted vouchers for five million euros. They are intended to boost the business of dealers, restaurateurs, service providers and solo self-employed. The city supports the system with one million euros from the municipal fund. In this way, vouchers can be issued to customers at a 20 percent discount. The companies where the coupons are redeemed are to contribute a further 5 percent. Redemption per person is limited to a value of 200 euros. Interested companies wishing to take part can register now with city marketing. You must meet the following conditions: · Are a member of one of the inner city advertising associations, a street community, a real estate and location community, the DEHOGA / Bocholt branch, the Borken district handicraft company with its registered office in Bocholt or · Economically and therefore permanently on the market as a company or in the main occupation are working as a freelancer or self-employed and are active in the retail, catering, hotel, service provider, tourism / event industry, culture and handicrafts, fairground trades (excluding food markets and hardware stores) and who participate in the voucher subsidy with 5% and theirs Have their registered office in Bocholt and · are registered with a German tax office and · who already sell their goods or services before […]
"Jucca cultural backpack": children build insect hotels
By BIANCA MÜMKEN According to the motto “Save the bees”, five new insect hotels have now been created in the “Jucca” leisure facility. Ten children spent two days working on bees and other insects. Under the guidance of the educators Nicole Brüggemann and Vera Schlütter, sawing, hammering and building were carried out diligently in the Jucca youth center. The insect hotels now remain on the grounds of the leisure facility and the "Babaluu" construction playground and are intended to offer many insects the space they need. The children attended both days with great enthusiasm and now want to use their new knowledge to recreate these insect hotels at home. "The last three weeks of the vacation, we will again have our vacation games. Thematically we offer the full range of Vikings, Pokemon and the gummy bear gang. Even if a lot will be different in this crazy time, we will hopefully offer all children exciting, eventful weeks, ”reports Michael Huwe from the Jucca youth center to“ Made in Bocholt ”. The "Jucca" stands for a unique meeting and youth leisure center on the Aasee, which has been sponsored by the association Freizeitanlage Aa-See Bocholt eV since June 1999. The meeting place has long become an integral part of the social infrastructure in the Bocholt-Ost social area. It offers children, adolescents and families a wide range of (service) offers that are [...]
Cultural summer in Bocholt - JuLis see city marketing as a duty
“The city of Bocholt has to set framework conditions so that artists and cultural workers, despite or perhaps because of Corona, have an opportunity to do their work. The domestic event industry must be integrated, ”said Kevin Eising, chief of the young liberals. Culture is not a matter of course - it takes passion and imagination, skill, talent and simply courage to stand on the stage and perform. “We have to offer this stage - also in a metaphorical sense. Those who live culture and inspire others are particularly hard hit by the corona pandemic, because they often fall through the criteria of state aid. We have to help here! ”Says Meike Vom Schemm. "City marketing must be made responsible here! Not only can it be demanding in order to maintain itself, it must also finally live up to its name and offer opportunities for others. City marketing must be encouraged to promote, ”Dominik Barking added. “Possibilities like open-air concerts, even on a small scale, do not always have to be the giant event at Hünting. Likewise, shows and performances by small artists, whether in the fresh air or on a small scale in specially designed rooms, would finally have an effect and show our creative artists the appreciation they deserve. "" We firmly believe that quick action is required here [ …]
Only one corona infected person in Bocholt
Bocholt will soon be - at least statistically - corona-free. Only one sick person is currently registered in the city. There are also only 77 left across the district. Reason: After the weekend, many infected slaughterhouse employees were released from quarantine. There were hardly any new cases. 62 people were tested again in Gronau. However, the result was positive in only two cases.
City will release football fields from Friday
Bocholt (PID). The soccer fields and games, which have been blocked for weeks for group and ball games, will be released again on Friday, June 5, 2020. This is communicated by the responsible department for youth, family, school and sport. Playing is allowed as long as the current requirements of the Corona Protection Ordinance are observed. Playing on the soccer field is only allowed for groups of a maximum of 10 people.
Gyms and sports halls can be used again from tomorrow
Bocholt (PID). From Thursday, June 4, 2020, the municipal gymnasiums and sports halls will again be open for non-contact training / exercise operations. This is communicated by the responsible department for youth, family, school and sport. Wherever possible, the city council nevertheless recommends that sports continue to be performed outdoors if possible and under the conditions that apply there. The association representatives were informed about the requirements for the use of the city halls. For example, the use of changing rooms and shower rooms is not possible until further notice and used sports equipment must be cleaned. The Department of Youth, Family, Schools and Sports answers questions on Tel. 02871 953-536.
Four more corona infected people in Bocholt
Currently, 121 people are still infected with the Corona virus in the district. This was announced yesterday by the district of Borken. Most cases are in Gronau (35), Rhede (19) and Heek (14). With four patients, Bocholt is at the bottom of the table. Pagans and Stadtlohn are now corona-free.
Authorities coordinate after test campaigns in Dutch slaughterhouses
Borken district. Before the Pentecost weekend, the districts of Borken and Kleve agreed with the authorities responsible on the Dutch side about a common strategy for the further procedure regarding the quarantine measures of the slaughterhouse employees. The head of the district administration, district administrator Dr. Kai Zwicker, District Director Dr. Ansgar Hörster and Head of Regulatory Affairs Dr. Elisabeth Schwenzow, took part in a video conference on Friday (May 29.05.2020, XNUMX) with representatives of the neighboring regions. The reason for this was the large-scale tests for the corona virus in Dutch slaughterhouses that had taken place in the past few weeks and the placement of many employees on this side of the border. All parties confirmed that good cooperation is important to ensure that further infections are prevented. In order to be able to act comprehensively and quickly across borders, the security region and the health department Noord-en Oost-Gelderland, the municipality of Oost Gelre together with the Borken district and the Kleve district form an international team at the operational level. In a first step, the personnel service provider Horizon Groep from Velp, who employs many people at the slaughterhouse in Groenlo, was asked to submit their complete lists of all employees with addresses at short notice. Otherwise there is a risk of being fined. In addition, the chair of the security region obliged the Horizon Groep to comply with the current hygiene regulations when transporting all of its employees and to ensure that the […]
Five people in Bocholt still suffering from Corona
Currently, 125 people are infected with the Corona virus in the district. Two infected people were added in Heek. This is a person from an already known infection within a family and a child who is related to the two families, from which eight new cases were reported on Tuesday (May 26.05.2020, 5). XNUMX people are currently ill in Bocholt.
31 newly infected people in the district come from slaughterhouses in Groenlo in the Netherlands
Borken / Groenlo district. The Dutch health service Noord-en Oost-Gelderland (GGD) has informed the Borken district that after testing all employees of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo 54 of the people tested positive live in the Borken district, 23 of them were already known to the district health office as COVID positive . According to the tests in Groenlo, there were 31 newly infected people in the district. They live in the following towns and municipalities in the district: • Gronau (20) • Isselburg (5) • Borken (2) • Südlohn (3) • Bocholt (1) The affected persons as well as their already established direct contact persons living in the district of Borken will immediately quarantined and the further living environment of the infected checked. A total of 657 employees were tested there last week. Of the 147 positive laboratory results, 79 were employed in Germany. The groenlo slaughterhouse has been closed since the end of last week. In the past week, the GGD had already reported 19 people from the meat processing companies located near the border to the Borken district who live in the Borken district (Gronau 9, Rhede 5, Bocholt 1, Borken 2, Südlohn 1, Vreden 1). Also in connection with meat processing companies in the Netherlands, accommodation has already been examined in several municipalities, where then […]
After pressure from business and politics: Administration is now ready for city aid packages
By BERTHOLD BLESENKEMPER The city administration buckles. So far, she had always refused to set up local corona aid funds for Bocholt companies. The first city councilor Thomas Waschki always said that financial support was a matter for the state and the federal government alone. However, Mayor Peter Nebelo has rethought given demonstrators, retailers calling for help, and parts of politics who are today calling for municipal aid packages in the Economic Development Committee. He was now open to such ideas. The decisive factor for the change of opinion was apparently a joint initiative by the CDU and FDP. Today they asked for a fund for companies in Bocholt that were in need of corona across all industries. However, the money should not be paid out as a lump sum, but after an individual examination. The administration should develop criteria as quickly as possible. After a discussion with the advertising community, the town hall is also open to the demands of retailers who want a grant of 2000.000 euros for a one million euro voucher campaign. Such an initiative is running very successfully in Ahaus, said Ludger Dieckhues. Here, too, Peter Nebelo was open, but limited the support to the city center dealers.
Six Bocholter still sick with Corona
After an intermittent increase in the number of infected people after the corona-diagnosed slaughterhouses, the number of sick people fell slightly again. Yesterday only 146 cases were registered in the district, one less than the day before. In Bocholt, only six women and men are diagnosed with Corona.
The number of corona infections increases significantly across the county
Currently, 151 people are infected with the Corona virus in the district. That is 17 more than yesterday. The reason is the illness of employees of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo in the Netherlands (we reported). Some of them lived in the district of Borken. 105 people were tested by the DRK in Rhede alone. The laboratory results arrived at the Health Department yesterday evening. Result: There are 16 positive cases. The infected people and their contact environment were quarantined by the city of Rhede.
Only eight infected people in Bocholt
There are currently only eight officially registered corona patients in Bocholt. So far, 173 people have tested positive, but 158 of them are healthy again. Seven Bocholters died in connection with the viral disease.
Rhede suddenly slaughterhouse workers Corona hotspot
According to the Dutch health service Noord-en Oost-Gelderland (GGD), a meat processing company in Groenlo had a total of 19 people living in the Borken district (Gronau 9, Rhede 5, Bocholt 1, Borken 2, Vreden 1, Oeding 1) tested on Corona. The victims and their immediate contacts were immediately quarantined and the living environment of the infected was largely checked on Wednesday evening. In Rhede alone, 105 people were tested by the DRK in this context. At the same time, their apartments were inspected. No serious hygiene deficiencies were found. The test results came from Rhede yesterday. There are 16 other positive cases there. The infected people were quarantined by the city of Rhede. 60 test results from the Netherlands are still pending, although it cannot be estimated whether and how the Borken district could be affected. According to a communication from the Nederlandse Voedsel- en Warenautoriteit (NVWA - the authority responsible for monitoring producers, importers and dealers for compliance with food and consumer goods laws and regulations), the slaughterhouse of the internationally active food company Vion in Groenlo has now been closed.
Corona numbers constant in a circle: Eleven sick people in Bocholt
Borken district. 136 people are currently infected with Corona in the district. Eleven of them come from Bocholt. This means that the numbers have not changed significantly since May 14. At that time, a total of six accommodations were inspected by employees of Dutch slaughterhouses in Isselburg. Of the 81 people tested for the coronavirus there, seven were positive.
Corona treatment center in Bocholt closes
After almost two months, the corona treatment centers (CBZ) of the Statutory Health Insurance Association of Westphalia-Lippe (KVWL) in the Borken and Coesfeld districts will gradually cease operations in the last week of May. The CBZ Europahaus on Bocholter Adenauerallee will remain open from May 27.5th. closed. "By setting up the corona treatment centers, we were able to guarantee outpatient medical care for all patients in the region even in the particularly challenging first weeks of the corona pandemic," explains Dr. Amin Osman, head of the KVWL district office in Borken. However, it was now time to return to the new, regular practice, taking into account the displayed hygiene regulations. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the local doctors in the region who supported us in many ways in setting up and operating the center. A big thank you also goes to the districts and municipalities for their enormous willingness to help with the establishment of the centers and the good and uncomplicated cooperation! ”Emphasizes the KVWL district manager. For patients who have symptoms of a coronavirus infection (such as respiratory problems or fever), the following still applies: “Contact your family doctor by phone first and do not go to the office immediately. Your doctor will discuss how to proceed, ”explains Dr. Osman.
Visits to the hospital will be possible again tomorrow
According to experts in the Bocholt hospital, the current pandemic will continue to affect the treatment process in hospitals for a long time. But here, too, there is a relaxation in the visiting rule. Based on the ordinance for protection against new infections with the coronavirus of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the following visiting rules apply to the Westmünsterland Clinic from May 20: • Max. one visitor allowed. • Visits to the clinic are limited to a maximum of 30 minutes. • Visits are only possible by persons named by the patient beforehand. • Visitors must not have flu symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever or sore throat, and no contact with anyone with SARS-CoV-2 infected person. • Visiting times are generally scheduled for the afternoon. Because this can be regulated differently at the individual hospital locations, we refer you to the stipulations applicable there. • According to the Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Section 5 (2), the hospitals are obliged to record and save the contact details of the visitors so that they can be passed on to the health authorities in the event of a possible request. • Visitors must disinfect their hands in the entrance area . • It is always the shortest route from the entrance to the patient room and again […]
VHS, music school and JUNGE UNI in Bocholt gradually start operating
Bocholt (PID). From Monday, May 18, 2020, the music school Bocholt-Isselburg, the VHS and the Junge Uni in Bocholt will gradually start operating again. The reopening takes place taking into account the current infection control and hygiene rules. Course participants whose courses are continued will be informed by the teachers or staff. The music school in Bocholt-Isselburg initially begins with one-to-one lessons. "Ensemble, band and orchestra rehearsals, as well as the offers of early musical education, the children's musical, the parent-child groups and our school projects still have to wait," explains music school director Claudia Borgers. Classes for beginners are also not yet taking place, as it is not yet possible to reliably comply with the required distance rules when instructed in the instrument. For teachers who belong to the risk group, the lessons will initially continue in the form of distance and online lessons. The parents are informed by the teachers about the start of class, time and place as well as the applicable infection control and hygiene rules. The secretariat can only be reached by prior appointment. The Volkshochschule Bocholt-Rhede-Isselburg (VHS) continues the courses, which can take place without hesitation under the prescribed restrictions. Since school buildings and gyms may only be open for school use, courses may have to take place in other rooms. The already registered course participants will […]
Caritas develops simple walking aids for seniors
The daily walk outdoors is healthy and especially important for older people, even in times of Corona. “Because exercise in the fresh air not only strengthens the immune system, it keeps the body fit and, above all, has a positive effect on the state of mind. Daily walks raise the mood and cloudy thoughts disappear, ”says Inge Bihn, Senior Consultant at Caritas. But in these times, many seniors stay inside. "The uncertainty is great. Due to their age alone, they belong to the risk group. It is particularly difficult for senior citizens to find out what they are allowed to do and what not. So many withdraw completely and spend their time in their own 4 walls, ”reports Inge Bihn from numerous conversations with seniors. During the regular telephone calls, it became clear that feelings of fear, insecurity and loneliness, particularly among those living alone, are increasing due to the contact restrictions. Experience also shows that telephone contact cannot replace personal contact. Therefore Inge Bihn and her colleagues considered how they can help older people to participate again. Walks are allowed, even for seniors. Caritas employees now want to make you want to exercise in the fresh air and give you security […]
City library is happy about visitors
Bocholt (BIB). The team of the Bocholt City Library is happy about the great response after the reopening of the Corona lock. On the first day of the restricted opening, 240 library customers take the opportunity to browse and to get new media. However, the regular lending service of the city library can only be guaranteed if stricter hygiene and clearance rules are observed. Therefore, only 20 customers are allowed to stay in the city library at the same time and borrow media on site. Furthermore, library customers are asked to use the outside return and self-check machines to ensure the most contactless media booking possible. Visitors must register on the attendance list According to the country's Corona Protection Ordinance, visitors must register on an attendance list so that a possible chain of infection can be tracked. Unfortunately, visitors are currently also required to forego using the online catalogs, Internet workstations and holding events. Changed opening times The opening times for the Bocholt City Library apply to the limited opening hours: The City Library is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 14 p.m. to 18 p.m. The branch in Suderwick cannot open again, for the time being the media pick-up service remains because the entrance is within the senior citizens' complex. Orders can be sent by email to Stadtbücherei Suderwick@mail.bocholt.de […]
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