Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday – CBC

Germany steps up restrictions for people who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19

Dec 02, 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that people who aren’t vaccinated will be excluded from nonessential stores, as well as cultural and recreational venues, and parliament will consider a general vaccine mandate, as part of an effort to curb coronavirus infections that again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period.

Speaking after a meeting with federal and state leaders, Merkel said the measures were necessary in light of concerns that hospitals in Germany could become overloaded with people suffering COVID-19 infections, which are more likely to be serious in those who haven’t been vaccinated.

Merkel is cited by media reports as saying that “culture and leisure nationwide will be open only to those who have been vaccinated or recovered.”

“The situation in our country is serious,” Merkel told reporters in Berlin, calling the measure an “act of national solidarity.”

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