MAINZ – Despite the spring-like sunny weather, the Rhineland-Palatinate adhered to the provisions of the Corona Regulation at the weekend. “People were very responsive and mostly adhered to the contact restrictions”, Interior Minister Roger Lewentz (SPD) drew a positive first assessment on Sunday afternoon. According to the police, the known excursion destinations in the country were only moderately frequented and the number of violations of the requirements to combat the corona epidemic was also limited.
350 administrative offenses on Saturday
The police registered around 350 administrative offenses on Saturday. The minimum distance of 1.50 meters was not observed 145 times. In 127 cases, groups of three to ten people were objected to. The police intervened 17 times because groups of more than ten people came together. With 162 offenses, one focus of the offenses was in the Mainz area. However, it was not just an offense, the police also registered crimes related to COVID-19.
According to the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of the Interior, this involved bodily harm, coercion, and insults. The Interior Ministry described the situation on the borders with its European neighbors as unremarkable.
According to Minister Lewentz, the police, as announced, have opted for an increased presence in order to monitor compliance with the restrictions. “The appeal to people to stay at home, of course, continues to apply,” said Lentz.