The beautiful weather and spring-like temperatures lured many Cologne residents into the fresh air on Saturday afternoon (February 20). In some places, this caused an unwanted mass rush – the corona rules were quickly forgotten.
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Crowds in spring weather on the Hohenzollern Bridge
Actually, Walter Widdig (70) from Cologne only wanted to do one lap through the city on his bike on Saturday afternoon. But when he wanted to pass the Hohenzollern Bridge, his breath caught.
“That was worse than the Cologne Lights. All hell broke loose on the bridge, ”he told EXPRESS.
Cologne residents adhere to corona rules at the Decksteiner Weiher
Meanwhile, things looked very different at Decksteiner Weiher and in Beethovenpark.
The distances were maintained here – whether with a stroller or jogging, compliance with the Corona rules did not seem to be a problem here, the Cologne police also confirmed.
Despite the corona pandemic, the Cologne regulatory office cannot be everywhere
“It was to be expected that people would go out in this weather. But it is also clear that we cannot be everywhere with the regulatory office ”, says a spokesman for the city of Cologne.
The security service is on duty in the entire city area and monitors specific events, for example following information from the population and depending on the situation, compliance with the rules of the Corona Protection Ordinance.
Of course, hotspots are known, but there are plenty of them, says the city spokesman.
Cologne residents upset about the crowds at Hohenzollern Bridge
For the 70-year-old from Cologne, the crowd is incomprehensible. “I can’t understand that it wasn’t noticed anywhere. If you issue a regulation, you also have to make sure that you adhere to it, ”says Widdig.
The mutation felt really good on the bridge, ”says the 70-year-old.
City of Cologne urges compliance with the Corona Protection Ordinance
The regulatory office cannot be everywhere, but people are also responsible for themselves and for others. Those who do not wear a mask not only endanger themselves, but also others, ”emphasized the city spokesman.
The refore, the city of Cologne appeals to the people to comply with the rules of the Corona Protection Ordinance of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Cologne: Ordnungsamt records 54 violations of the mask requirement
For Friday evening and Saturday, the security service documented that a total of 85 people violated the ban on gathering and contact in public spaces.
Another twelve people violated the contact restrictions in private space. 54 people violated the mask requirement. All expect corresponding fine proceedings.
Kölner appalled by disregard of corona rules
“When you see how people all behaved against the rules, you shouldn’t be surprised that Corona doesn’t go away so easily. That was worse than Heinsberg, ”says Willig.
For the time being, the Cologne resident has lost the desire to take a leisurely bike tour through Cologne. He prefers to spend Sunday (February 21) in the garden at home.