More than two to assemble: Germany introduced strict quarantine

Больше двух не собираться: Германия ввела жесткий карантин

In Germany, the increased introduction of coronavirus quarantine and forbidden to gather more than two individuals together

According to the agreement reached during the telephone conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of the Federal lands in the next two weeks residents are not allowed to gather more than two people together. Exceptions are made for family members and people living a single household.

Contacts with other people should be kept to a minimum. For this purpose, in particular, to comply with a minimum distance of 1.5 m from the nearest person in a public place.

All deli businesses must be closed. The same applies to services in the areas of personal care, including hairdressing and cosmetic studios.

But, according to the agreement, still permitted travel to work or to help others. Individual sports and physical exercise in the fresh air will still be possible.

Violation of restrictions on contacts will be monitored by the administrative authorities and the police. According to the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Lacheta, violations will be punished with fines up to 25 thousand euros.

The new rules will be in effect for the next two weeks.

As it became known edition of Spiegel Online, a group of 12 Federal land stood for the complete prohibition of any contacts.