The Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration provides you with the following information as well as suggest resources where you can obtain additional up-to-date information.

At the end of 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was notified that there was an accumulation of lung diseases of unknown cause in Wuhan (China). Several days later, a new type of virus was identified as the cause. The disease caused by the virus (COVID-19) is currently spreading worldwide.

What is the current situation?

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) regularly evaluates the significance of the novel virus for public health in Germany. The current risk assessment is published by the RKI, please see link below.

The Hessian government has determined the following for Hesse: To slow down the spread of the coronavirus and not to endanger human lives, it is necessary to minimize personal contact as much as possible, both in the public and private domain. Therefore, all events of 100 participants or more are prohibited.

Further information can be found in the PDF below.