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Germany plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions on March 20

Germany plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions on March 20



 

Germany plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions on March 20

Germany announces three-step “unblocking” plan to remove most epidemic prevention measures on March 20.

 

Germany plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions on March 20

 

After the German federal government and the states held a COVID-19 epidemic prevention policy meeting on the 16th, they reached a resolution to gradually relax the country’s current epidemic prevention measures in three steps.

If the epidemic situation allows, it is expected that most of the currently implemented epidemic prevention measures will be relaxed by March 20.

 

The German disease control agency Robert Koch Institute announced on the 16th that the number of new diagnoses and the number of new deaths were 219,972 and 247, respectively.

As of that day, Germany had a total of 12,800,315 confirmed cases and 120,467 deaths.

The total number of patients requiring intensive care in the ICU decreased by 28 to 2,466 that day; the country has received 168.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine so far, and 62.3 million people have been fully vaccinated, accounting for about 74.9% of the country’s total population , the number of people who have been vaccinated with booster shots reached 46.3 million, accounting for 55.7% of the total population.

 

After the epidemic prevention policy meeting on the afternoon of the 16th, German Chancellor Scholz held a press conference in Berlin and introduced the main points of the aforementioned resolution.

According to the resolution, many anti-epidemic measures implemented so far affecting social, cultural and economic life will be gradually relaxed in the next month.

 

Among them, the first “unblocking” step to be implemented is to cancel the entry restrictions on retail stores nationwide.

In the future, people only need to wear masks and do not need to check the vaccination certificate to enter; in addition, private parties are not exempt from Vaccination status restrictions, but if there are unvaccinated people attending gatherings, they still need to be tracked.

 

The second step, which will be implemented from March 4, involves the hospitality and entertainment industries.

At that time, large-scale events across regions will be allowed again, and bars and nightclubs will be allowed to reopen, but the entrants must be vaccinated or have a negative certificate of the COVID-19 test on the day; restaurants and hotels only need to meet the requirements of “vaccinated, One of the three conditions of recovery and test can be admitted.

 

The resolution pointed out that if the hospital load allows, the third step will be implemented by March 20: At that time, in addition to public places and public transportation, masks will still be required, physical distance and regular disinfection and other requirements, and some specific occasions require additional In addition to testing, most of the epidemic prevention measures will be cancelled.

 

The resolution also emphasizes that, before implementing each of the above-mentioned three “unblocking” steps, it is necessary to analyze whether the planned steps are commensurate with the current epidemic situation.

Due to Germany’s federal system of government, the specific implementation of the above-mentioned “unblocking” resolution will be the responsibility of the states.

 

 

 

Germany plans to remove most COVID-19 restrictions on March 20

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