Bremen (dpa / lni) - When people in Bremen and Bremerhaven wake up on Saturday morning, they will already have the first half night with curfew behind them.

On Saturday, the so-called federal emergency brake in the fight against Corona will take effect in the smallest federal state - at dawn: "That applies from midnight," said a spokeswoman for the interior department on Friday.

The police will check, but on the first day they will warn rather than report.

On the other days, the nightly exit restrictions from Berlin between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. apply.

The Bremen Senate pointed out that joggers or strollers were allowed to go alone until midnight.

There are also exceptions for trips to and from work or for emergencies.

In the Federal Council meeting on Thursday, the country had registered legal concerns about the curfews and school closings, but the law was not blocked.

"We cannot afford to delay the fight against the pandemic any further," said Mayor Andreas Bovenschulte (SPD).


The emergency brake works differently in the two-city state.

The schools in the city of Bremen will switch to distance learning next Monday, as the education administration announced.

Bremen is above the limit of 165 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days, after which schools will be closed.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, this incidence in the city of Bremen was 169.7 on Friday.

In Bremerhaven, 60 kilometers away, the value was 143.3.

"The schools remain in alternating classes," said a spokesman for the magistrate.

It is also possible to shop in Bremerhaven by making an appointment and having a negative rapid test.

According to the law, the limit is an incidence of 150. In the city of Bremen, the value is too high for appointment shopping.

In Bremerhaven there was a curfew from March 29 to April 12.

You have helped to lower the infection rate from then over 200 again, said the spokesman.

In Bremen, left activists want to demonstrate against the curfew on Monday evening.


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Communication from the Senate of Bremen

Notification of education department

Communication from the City of Bremerhaven