A draft law on mandatory vaccination, which Angela and Olaf Scholz are supportive of, will also go to parliament. It will enter force in February or March.
Germany announced Thursday, December 2nd that it will tighten its restrictions on Covid-19-infected people. It will impose virtual confinement on them, with no access to shops, restaurants or places of culture or recreation. Merkel.
After a meeting between Olaf Scholz, the successor to the Chancellor, and leaders from the 16 regions of Germany, the new measures were adopted. They also confirmed the submission to parliament of a draft law regarding compulsory vaccination. This was supported by Angela Merkel as well as Olaf Scholz.
People who are not vaccinated have been restricted from accessing public life for several weeks. But the rules vary and don’t apply to all regions.
They are now prohibited from having access to bars and restaurants, theatres, cinemas or theaters throughout the territory.
They will also have to limit their contact at home and away to no more than two people from the same household.
Jens Spahn, the Minister of Health at the time, called the device “before the meeting.” “Confinement” of non-vaccinated people.
Germany vaccinated 68% of its citizens and 80% adults.
New restrictions will also impact the whole population. The attendance at large gatherings like the Bundesliga football matches must be limited to 30% of the total capacity.
Clubs and nightclubs in areas with a higher weekly incidence rate than 350 per week, nine out of 16 regions, will be closed again, including Berlin, which is experiencing a crisis because of previous lockdowns that were linked to the pandemic.
Although the health situation has improved in recent days it is still very alarming. There are still tens of thousand of cases per day, a national incidence of 440 and many hospitals that are close to saturation.
“The hospital’s workload sometimes exceeds its limits.”Angela Merkel described the measures while she was presenting them. She called to “An act national solidarity to reduce the number infections”.
Referring to a health situation “Very, very difficult.”Olaf Scholz will be elected to the Bundestag on Wednesday. “The first step is to convince people who haven’t vaccinated to do so..