They are going to close all community facilities in our city Lübeck but I’ve heard it’s the same for many other cities in Germany. From Monday, March 16 to approximately April 19, all schools, administrative bodies, museums, archives, adult education centers, swimming pools, youth leisure facilities, neighborhood offices, and gymnasiums will be closed in Lübeck according to HL-Live. Apart from that, citizens aren’t allowed to visit their relatives in retirement homes anymore. These drastic measures are taken to ensure that Covid-19 can not further spread. The last official information from March 15 is that we have 9 confirmed cases in Lübeck and 48 in the federal state Schleswig-Holstein, overall.
In other news, it’s said that all kindergartens will be closed as well. Hospital visits will be restricted as well. Further, hospitals have to postpone schedulable appointments to create capacities for Covid-19 cases. All public events are prohibited. It is suggested to refrain from private events too. All bars, clubs, discos, theaters, cinemas, fitness centers, saunas, baths, musical schools and other type of private or public education centers, gatherings of sport clubs or other leisure facilities together with gambling halls and the sex trade industry are to be closed or should cease operations. For restaurants, there will be requirements. Restaurants need to ask for contact data of restaurant visitors so that, in cases of infections, people can be identified and protected. About tables, there is a minimum distance of 2 meters that has to be fulfilled.