Corona Rules: Catalogue of fines in effect
According to the new list of fines, anyone in Berlin who violates the restrictions on exit due to the spread of the coronavirus will have to pay up to 500 euros.
This was announced by the governing mayor Michael Müller (SPD) on Thursday evening (April 2, 2020) after the decision was made in the senate. According to the decision, a fine of 25 to 500 euros will be imposed if people form groups of more than two people and possibly resist the police's demands. "Anyone who leaves his or her home without good reason will have to pay between 10 and 100 euros in fines," Müller explained.
Contact restrictions until after Easter
According to a decree on the so-called contact ban, which the Senate has now extended until April 19, all Berliners must stay "permanently in their flat or usual accommodation" in order to restrict contacts and thus slow down the spread of the coronavirus.
Walks in the fresh air allowed
There are, however, a number of exceptions, which are intended to allow visits to the doctor, shopping, walking the dog or sports and walks in the fresh air. However, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained, and gatherings of more than two people outside are prohibited. For families, the group may be larger.
Higher penalties for businesses
The new catalogue of fines for the Corona Rules also sets fines for companies that infringe the Regulation. For example, the prohibited opening of shops can lead to fines of up to 10,000 euros. Failure to comply with hygiene measures can also be punished with fines of up to 2,500 euros.
The Berlin police have complained that there have been isolated assaults with spitting and coughing against police officers during corona checks.
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Last edited: Thursday, 2. April 2020 21:09 Uhr