Authorities announced on Wednesday that Germans who have not been vaccinated against the CCP virus will no longer be eligible for quarantine compensation and free COVID-19 testing from November.
After meeting with the country’s 16 federal states on September 22, health minister Jens Spahn said the policy was on November 1 as the country’s latest effort to get more people to shoot. He said it would take effect.
Policy critics said such rules were equivalent to COVID-19 vaccination obligations, as many employees cannot afford to stay at home unpaid.
In response to criticism from the German press, Spawn said vaccination remains a “personal decision” in Germany. Local report.. The decision also comes with “responsibility to have an economic impact,” he added.
“Some say this means pressure on unvaccinated people. I think we have to look at it the other way around — it’s also a matter of fairness,” Spahn said. “People who protect themselves and others by vaccination can correctly ask why they need to pay to those who have been quarantined after spending their vacation in a dangerous area.”
In addition, the COVID-19 inspection required for admission to restaurants and theaters will no longer be free from October 11. Free testing is available only to those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. ..
This rule affects people who test positive for the virus or who return from a trip to a country designated as “high risk.” CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, Currently includes parts of the United Kingdom, Turkey, France and more.
Unvaccinated travelers from such countries should be quarantined for at least 5 days. Those who have been vaccinated or have recently recovered do not need to do so.
Germany, which has the lowest per capita mortality rate in Europe, has so far refused compulsory vaccinations and said such laws would undermine public confidence, but authorities are increasingly inconvenient not to be vaccinated. We are taking measures to do so.
Earlier this month, health officials rejected the proposal to give employers the right to see if their employees were vaccinated against the CCP virus. The reason for the rejection was that such data was very personal.
“Employee health information is particularly sensitive, and the issue of vaccination against the coronavirus is part of it,” Legal and Consumer Protection Minister Christine Lambrecht told the Funkemedia Group.
According to official data, Germany is fully vaccinated in 63.5 percent of the total population. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) health agency previously stated that it requires 85% of people aged 12-59 to be vaccinated and 90% of people aged 60 and over to achieve herd immunity. I did.
Reuters contributed to this report.
from NTD News