1000 police officers: intensified corona controls on the weekend

1000 police officers: intensified corona controls on the weekend

Over the weekend, the capital's police, together with federal police officers, will step up their monitoring of compliance with the Corona rules in Berlin. During the day, 1000 task forces will be on the road citywide. Berlin's Senator of the Interior Andreas Geisel (SPD) and Federal Minister of the Interior Horst Seehofer (CSU) agreed on this, as Geisel's authorities announced on October 22, 2020.

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    Police officers dressed in police vests.
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    Andreas Geisel (SPD), Senator of the Interior of Berlin, speaks at a press conference.
Starting Saturday, a new infection protection regulation will be in effect in Berlin. Masks are mandatory for weekly markets, for ten shopping streets like Ku'damm and Friedrichstraße, for queues and Shoppingmalls. Outside, only 25 people are allowed to meet instead of the previous 50. 500 police officers from Berlin and just as many from the federal government will monitor the streets and squares on Saturday and Sunday to make sure that the rules are being observed.

Geisel: "time of carelessness is over"

Senator Geisel thanked the federal police for their support. "We will only fight the Corona pandemic together." All forces must be combined to achieve this. The federal capital is a special focus. Most people would stick to the rules. For the others, the increased controls should show "that the time of carelessness is over".

Seehofer: "Otherwise we will lose acceptance among the population."

Minister Seehofer said according to the statement that he considers the measures of the Berlin police force "absolutely right and necessary". He said the situation was very serious in view of the highest number of new infections since the outbreak of the pandemic on Thursday. "The government precautionary measures are not recommendations, but important rules that must be observed urgently to protect young and old in our society. Where the rules are disregarded, he said, the state must enforce them. "Otherwise we will lose acceptance among the population."

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Friday, 23. October 2020 08:36 Uhr

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