German authorities imposed new restrictions on citizens refusing to receive coronavirus vaccines.
This came in the meeting of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the heads of the 16 states via video conference on Tuesday.
During which several new measures were imposed, according to which vaccine recipients will be exempt from any restrictions as of August 23, while those who refuse to receive vaccines are waiting for some difficulties.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a press conference on Tuesday that only 55.1 percent of citizens have completed the vaccination process with Corona vaccines so far.
And that there is still a need for some measures to protect all of society, and stressed that her country has provided the opportunity to receive the vaccine for everyone.
And she added, “While the vaccine has proven to be effective, we cannot say that an unvaccinated person should not exercise his or her rights as a citizen.”
The measures also stipulate restricting the entry of persons who refuse to be vaccinated to closed places throughout the country.
Citizens must present a document proving that they have received the vaccine or have recovered from infection with Corona to enter closed spaces.
Such as hospitals, restaurants, places of worship, attending weddings and meetings, entering gyms, and indoor swimming pools.
And as of next October 11, citizens over the age of 18 will not benefit from the service of conducting corona tests for free.
Those who refrain from vaccination for health reasons, such as pregnant women, children, and young people under 18 years of age, are exempted from paying the test fees.
And adherence to the rules for wearing a muzzle and physical distancing continues throughout the country.