Lockdown for the unvaccinated and universal vaccination compulsory. Germany is fighting Covid-19

Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz and the prime ministers of the federal states have agreed on new national restrictions for people not vaccinated against Covid-19. A recommendation on universal vaccination obligations is also to be issued by the end of the year. Chancellor Merkel speaks of a very serious situation regarding the pandemic.

During a press conference in Berlin, Angela Merkel described the situation in connection with the coronavirus pandemic in Germany as very serious after consultations between the federal government and the governments of the Länder. The fourth wave must be broken, she said. She stressed the importance of booster vaccinations.

“Workload in hospitals comes to a tipping point in some cases,” said the Chancellor. She stated that today’s actions should be seen as an act of national solidarity. “Strict control of the regulations will be enforced” – she stressed.

Merkel announced that the Ethics Council would be asked to recommendation on compulsory vaccinations by the end of the year. According to her, the Bundestag should then discuss and vote on such an obligation. “I believe that compulsory vaccinations are a way out of the crisis,” she said.

The Bundestag is to decide about universal compulsory vaccinations, in addition to compulsory vaccinations in clinics and nursing homes. Chancellor candidate Scholz has opted for such a universal vaccination obligation.

In the future, dentists, pharmacists and nursing staff will also be able to vaccinate against the coronavirus.

As agreed by the federal and provincial governments, the 2G rule is to apply in cultural and entertainment facilities, which means that cinemas, theaters, restaurants and other facilities will only be accessible to vaccinated and cured persons (2G). Optionally, an up-to-date coronavirus test (2G-plus) can be additionally recommended.

Only vaccinated and cured people are allowed to visit shops. Shops with articles of everyday use (e.g. supermarkets and drugstores) are excluded from this rule.

Unvaccinated people can now meet only two people from one other household. This also applies to private meetings.

During the events, the maximum number of participants is 50 inside and 200 outside. In both cases, 2G and masks are mandatory.

At stadiums, 30 to 50 percent of the costs can be used. their capacity, but the maximum number of viewers may not exceed 15 thousand. The 2G rule or optionally the 2G-plus applies. “In countries with high incidence of infections events should be canceled if possible, and sports events must take place without the participation of spectators, “we read in the resolution. Indoor events with an occupancy of 30 to 50 percent, with a maximum number of 5 thousand spectators, are also allowed.

Clubs and discos in the so-called coronavirus hotspots, where the number of cases exceeds 350 per 100,000 residents will be closed during the week.


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