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German imposes Covid-19 restriction on unvaccinated people

  • Sun Online Desk
  • 19th November, 2021 10:51:48 AM
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German imposes Covid-19 restriction on unvaccinated people

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As Germany’s Covid-19 infection rate has risen to its highest recorded level yet, some of the country’s 16 federal states started to restrict event, restaurant and bar access to unvaccinated patrons, IANS reported.

The list of states that now apply the so-called “2G rule” was joined by North-Rhine Westphalia, the country’s most populous. 2G stands for “geimpft” (vaccinated) and “getestet” (tested), Xinhua news agency reported.

In order to attend events during Germany’s Carnival season, also known as the “Fifth Season” that began on November 11, people must additionally comply with the new rule, according to which vaccinated or recovered individuals must also show a fresh negative Covid-19 test. Children and young people are exempted from most of these measures.

Last week, the daily number of new infections exceeded 50,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. On Tuesday, the RKI registered 32,048 new infections.