Local authorities have the power to enforce different measures in their areas. Regulations differ from region to region.
This is not the only localised outbreak in Germany. A tower block has been placed under quarantine in the central German city of Göttingen, and police were sent to maintain order on Saturday after residents tried to get out.
Officials said those inside attacked officers with fireworks, bottles and metal bars. Most though have been complying with the quarantine.
What’s the situation in Germany?
Lothar Wieler, head of the nation’s public health body the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), told reporters on Tuesday the country was at risk of a second wave of infections but said he was optimistic they could prevent it.
Currently the reproduction rate – the R number which indicates how many people one infected person can pass the virus to – in Germany is estimated at 2.76.
But authorities have stressed the outbreaks remain localised.
The R number must be below one for infection rates to fall.
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