The German government has introduced a lockdown for all citizens that have not been vaccinated as their leaders have currently made shot taking very mandatory.
People who aren’t vaccinated will be banned from accessing certain businesses, such as supermarkets and pharmacies, to curb the spread of coronavirus in Germany. The ban is only for people who have been infected with the virus or recently recovered from it. People who have not contracted the virus will still be able to access those businesses.
A pair of lawmakers have proposed several stricter measures that could be enforced if the country faces another surge in Ebola cases. If voted through parliament, mandatory vaccinations could go into effect as early as February. In addition, unvaccinated people can only meet with two others from different households, and bars and nightclubs must shut down in areas where there is an incidence rate above 350 cases per 100,000 people over one week.
“We have understood that the situation is very serious and that we want to take further measures in addition to those already taken,” Merkel told reporters at Thursday’s news conference. “The fourth wave must be broken and this has not yet been achieved,” she added.