Berlin / Leipzig (dpa / sn) - The city of Leipzig fell below the important incidence value of 35 for the first time in many weeks.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) in Berlin reported the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days in the trade fair city as 34.4.

The federal and state governments had agreed to consider further easing from a seven-day incidence of less than 35.

The city of Leipzig had already announced that it would lift the curfew and the 15-kilometer restriction.

This means that people in Leipzig can go further afield for shopping or sport - provided that the 15-kilometer radius in the other region has also been canceled.

This also applies to other districts in the Free State.

The current incidence value below 35 does not automatically mean that there will be further easing in Leipzig - especially since there is sometimes a difference between the numbers of the RKI and the state due to different reporting times of the authorities.

Throughout Saxony the incidence value is currently 62.6, on Tuesday it was 68.4.


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