Germany announces unvaccinated national blockade

German leadership on Thursday announced that it would keep out unvaccinated people.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that individuals who have not been vaccinated with COVID-19 will be excluded from non-essential stores, cultural and recreational facilities. She added that the German parliament, the Bundestag, also considers general vaccination obligations.

“The situation is serious for us,” Merkel told reporters, arguing that the new measure was “an act of national solidarity.”

The German Chancellor said schools need masks and private meetings are limited. Chancellor Merkel added that vaccinated people lose their vaccination status nine months after their last vaccination.

“The situation is very serious and we would like to take further steps in addition to the measures already in place,” Merkel told reporters. “The fourth wave has to be broken and this hasn’t been achieved yet,” she added.

Protest the COVID-19 limit in Berlin
Police members remain vigilant while people are protesting government measures to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). , 2021. (Christian Mang / Reuters)

Many studies have shown that fully vaccinated people still have the ability to infect and infect COVID-19, but some health officials say that the vaccine has severe symptoms, hospitalization, and And says it can better protect against death.Thursday, Minnesota Health Department Confirmed The second US case of the Omicron COVID-19 mutant was a fully vaccinated male.

Critics of the vaccine passport system, which has been protesting weekly throughout Europe, say it is unfairly creating a two-tiered society of vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Concerns have been raised about whether vaccine passports can be extended into a “social credit” system, and whether mass collection of vaccination data can violate an individual’s right to privacy.

In recent weeks, Austria and Greece have also announced that vaccination will be mandatory for all persons over the age of 60. Earlier this week, the Greek government said those who refused would be fined monthly.

However, such rules could be extended to other European Union countries, said Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union Commission, Wednesday.

“A few years ago, it was unthinkable to witness what we are seeing now. There are pandemics, vaccines, life-saving vaccines, but they aren’t used properly everywhere.” EU officials “may think of compulsory vaccination,” En added.

In his speech, Chancellor Merkel said compulsory vaccination would come into effect in February 2022 and would vote in favor of the rule if she was still in parliament.

According to the German health agency, about 68.7 percent of the country’s population is fully vaccinated.

Last week, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the United States, we issued a travel advisory to Germany. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers Germany as “Level 4: Very High” and is asking Americans to avoid traveling there.

Jack phillips


Jack Phillips is the latest news reporter for The Epoch Times, based in New York.