The German city of Hagen has placed two immigrant social housing complexes with Corona cases under constant police surveillance. The around 60 residents may no longer leave the property on the orders of the municipal health authority.
In the houses, three people had previously tested positive for the Coronavirus, the regional daily Westfalenpost reported . “To prevent these illegal trips, the regulatory office ordered two guards on Friday to check the curfew on the houses,” said the city.
The houses are located in the Wehringhausen district, a district where the proportion of immigrants is more than 50 percent. According to a local news portal, the majority of the residents are Romanians.
“The district borders the station area. Our patrols go there more often, especially because there are more physical clashes and drug offenses,” a police spokesman told Focus Online. “The proportion of migrants in this area is indeed well above average.”
In Berlin, criminal clan members were targets of a police operation in a hospital in the Kreuzberg district. After a woman from the extended family died in the clinic on Tuesday night, up to 60 relatives gathered there, the Berliner Morgenpost reported .
Police officers said they only had to ensure Corona safety distances. No arrests were made despite dangerous traffic offences that were also committed.
The Berlin spokesman for the police union, Benjamin Jendro, commented on the incidents: “With all understanding for the painful loss of a loved one – in our country there are laws that all people have to abide by. Anyone who hinders emergency services at work risks human lives. Anyone who eludes traffic control and is not afraid to kill someone is committing an attempted murder.”
Such acts is “exactly the wrong tolerance that brought us to today’s problems with Arab clans in organized crime” Jendro added.
In November 2018, the Berlin authorities had adopted a five-point plan to combat clan crime in the capital.