LAs the number of goiter infections in Germany has peaked again, many states have taken the initiative to tighten controls on the corona virus in anticipation of upcoming federal guidelines. In recent days, many “Länder” have announced additional restrictions, especially for those who have not been vaccinated.
For example, Bavaria, the country’s largest federal state, will restrict access to restaurants and hotels for those who have been fully vaccinated or who have survived the Cowboy Disease. Those who are not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter these facilities, even if the test is negative. Munich, the capital of Bavaria, has announced that its traditional Christmas market will be canceled. Conversely, smaller private Christmas markets will be allowed to continue in Munich, limiting the number of visitors.
Bavarian Conservative Prime Minister Marcus Soder has called for a nationalist approach, saying patchwork measures are not desirable. “In Germany we need a full 2G rule,” he said. The influential politician called on vaccinated citizens to receive the new dose five months or more after their last dose and to wear masks in public. He also wants a legal obligation to vaccinate some of the most sensitive subjects currently in Germany.
Authorities in the more populous land of North Rhine-Westphalia announced restrictions on 2G on Tuesday and could go even further by introducing a more stringent “2G Plus” rule for some events. That is, even those who have been fully vaccinated or have recently recovered from Govt disease will always need a negative test for these cases.
In the small southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg much of public life will be unlimited for those who have not been vaccinated. For example, other public spaces, including restaurants, museums and gyms, swimming pools and music schools, can only allow visitors who meet 2G requirements. In schools, children are required to wear the mask from Tuesday.
Also in Thuringia in the eastern part of the country, the 2G rule will be introduced for restaurants, cafes, hotels and hostels and large events. Children and adolescents will be exempt from this duty. For example, if a restaurant worker gives a negative PCR test, they will be allowed to work. These regulations are expected to take effect next week.
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