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Germany introduced the most stringent epidemic prevention measures in history!

Germany introduced the most stringent epidemic prevention measures in history!



 

Germany introduced the most stringent epidemic prevention measures in history!

Restricted activities for unvaccinated persons. The retail industry implements 2G rules and implements vaccination obligations

 

In response to the current situation of the COVID-19 in Germany, Caretaker Chancellor Merkel, Chancellor-elect Schultz and the governors of the federal states held a new round of consultations this Thursday (December 2).

In this “anti-epidemic summit”, the federal and state governments reached a unified opinion: Only stricter epidemic prevention measures can “save Germany”!


For the epidemic prevention measures determined by the summit, it is not too much to describe it as “the strictest in history.”

Those who have not been vaccinated so far will face more inconvenience: According to the new resolution, unless vaccinated or cured, private gatherings can only be limited to one family unit, and there can only be a maximum of 2 people from other family units. personnel. In addition, restaurants, cinemas, theaters and other leisure venues will all implement the 2G rules;

at the same time, these venues can also apply the 2G+ rules, that is, people with a vaccine certificate or a certificate of recovery must also be tested for the COVID-19.

 

 

Germany introduced the most stringent epidemic prevention measures in history!

▲Picture source: tagesschau is

 


more eye-catching that the German retail industry will also uniformly apply 2G rules, and no longer depend on the local infection rate, except for shops that meet daily needs (supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.).

This means that people who have not been vaccinated will be deprived of the opportunity to “shopping shopping”: Such people cannot go shopping happily even if they have a negative test certificate.


For various recreational activities, the resolution requires that in addition to the application of 2G rules and mask obligations, participants in indoor activities must be limited to 50 people, and participants in outdoor activities must be limited to 200 people.

If the infection rate exceeds 350, then private events (such as weddings) must also accept the above restrictions.

For large-scale events such as football matches, the seat occupancy rate can only be 30% to 50%, and the maximum number of indoor and outdoor spectators is 5000 and 15000 respectively.

The resolution pointed out that federal states with high infection rates should cancel various events or hold “ghost games” without spectators as much as possible.

This shows that last week’s 50,000 fans gathered at the Cologne football stadium “grand event” will not appear for the time being.

 

 

Federal and state governments also unanimously clarified that the Bundestag should vote on whether to implement general vaccination obligations.

Earlier, the prime minister-designate Schultz had publicly expressed his support for the obligation of vaccination.

Merkel, outgoing prime minister, said that the ethics committee should make recommendations on the feasibility of vaccination obligations before the end of the year, and then the Bundestag will debate and vote.

Merkel’s statement is very different from her previous promise not to force people to vaccinate.

 

If the vaccine obligation becomes a reality, those individuals who refuse to get the vaccine will face huge fines. However, the people who have finished the two shots of the vaccine are not “rest-free”.

The federal and state governments believe that the validity period of a vaccine certificate should be determined. Merkel pointed out that the EU is considering setting this period to 9 months.

 

 

Germany introduced the most stringent epidemic prevention measures in history!

▲Picture source: RND

 

 

The implementation of compulsory vaccination obligations, wider 2G rules, and stricter contact restrictions, the federal and state governments’ resolutions in this round of consultations can be described as the heaviest blow Germany has hit since the epidemic.

In contrast, the resolution similar to the prohibition of setting off fireworks and firecrackers on New Year’s Eve is less noticeable.

This round of consultations once again let people see the ups and downs of Germany’s anti-epidemic policy.

At a time when the epidemic continues to be severe and the threat of new variants is still unclear, politicians no longer care about consistent words and deeds.

 

Perhaps to defend this unusual resolution, Merkel said: “We have to understand how serious the situation is now.” Obviously, she, who is about to officially step down as Prime Minister next week, does not want to leave the next government with a fight against the epidemic.

Participating in instigating the most stringent epidemic prevention measures in history may be Merkel’s last contribution to Germany.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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