Return time of test results from the laboratory increased Due to the high number of patients in the Mayen and Koblenz fever clinics, the response time for test results from the laboratory has increased. It is currently up to three days. All people who tested positive will continue to be contacted immediately by the health department as soon as the findings are available. In the event of negative results, i.e. if no corona virus has been detected, direct contact is no longer required with immediate effect. Regardless of this, it is recommended to reduce close social contacts to the bare minimum and to comply with appropriate hygiene regulations on your own responsibility. Rules of conduct can be found on the Internet pages of the Robert Koch Institute ( www.rki.de ). .