Germany introduced privileges for vaccinated and survivors of COVID-19 The new rules may come into force on May 9th.

Germany introduced privileges for vaccinated and survivors of COVID-19 The new rules may come into force on May 9th.

The representation of the federal states of Germany – the Bundesrat on Friday, May 7, approved a government decree on expanding rights for residents of the country who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have had a coronavirus infection, dw.com reports.

For these categories of persons, in particular, curfews, restrictions on social contacts, as well as the conduct of rapid tests necessary, for example, to visit non-food stores, hairdressers or museums, will be canceled. At the same time, those vaccinated and ill with covid are not exempt from the obligatory wearing of protective masks and observing a distance of 1-2 meters in relation to other citizens.

The document was adopted by the German government on May 4. On Thursday, May 6, it was approved by the German parliament – the Bundestag. The new rules may come into force as early as May 9, said earlier the Minister of Health of Germany Jens Spahn (Jens Spahn).

At the end of April, Germany adopted amendments to the Law on Epidemiological Protection (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG), implying uniform rules for the whole country to tighten measures to combat coronavirus (“emergency brake”). For example, counties and cities with high infection rates are subject to night curfews, school closures and stricter restrictions on store operations.

In Germany, over the past 7 days, 125.7 cases of infection were registered per 100,000 inhabitants. The day before, there were 129.1 cases, and last Friday – 153.4. More than 25.4 million residents of the country or 30.6% of the adult population have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine.

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