Masks are mandatory on public transport from the start of the pandemic, but carriers – and the current Minister of Transport – are reluctant to require passengers to show a vaccination certificate in order to be able to travel at all.
The decision to carry out random checks on public transport was made last week.
Documents will be checked randomlymainly by those responsible for checking tickets, although the police may be called upon to assist. Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s state railways, said they would carry on random checks on its 400 routes each day.
Children under 6 and students who are tested for coronavirus in their classrooms several times a week are excluded from the control. Other passengers must prove that they are fully vaccinated, that they recovered from the disease less than six months ago, or that they have tested negative for less than 24 hours.
Initially, those who are caught without any of these documents will be asked to leaving the vehicle at the next stop. Eventually they can be imposed fines of up to several thousand euros.
Over 100,000 people have died from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic
According to the RKI, a further 351 coronavirus-related deaths were recorded in Germany in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the country to over 100,000.
As reported by the Robert Koch Institute, a record number of daily infections was also recorded – as many as 75,961. There were 65,371 new infections a week ago. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the level of 70,000 was exceeded. new infections throughout the day. In total, 5 573 756 cases of coronavirus infection have been registered in Germany, according to the RKI data. The actual number of infections, however, as the dpa agency points out, is much higher.
The surge in new infections has made intensive care units overburdened in some federal states. He also put – as the AFP agency writes – a difficult position for the new government coalition which will take power in Germany in December.
Source: New York Times