Written by on December 2, 2021

With more EU countries confirming cases of the Omicron variant, Germany is considering mandatory jab from February as a tougher restriction for unvaccinated. the restrictions include exclusion from non-essential stores, cultural and recreational venues,

Angela Merkel said she backed the decision as she was hoping a voluntary approach to immunisation would be more effective. she says she is “depressed” by the strength of the fourth wave of infections in the country.

Meeting with her successor Olaf Scholz and Germany’s 16 state leaders for emergency talks on Thursday on tougher measures to stem rocketing Covid cases, the outgoing chancellor said an “act of national solidarity” was required. “We have understood that the situation is very serious and that we want to take further measures in addition to those already taken,” she said. “To do this, the fourth wave must be broken, and this has not yet been achieved.”

About 68.7% of the population in Germany is fully vaccinated, far below the 75% minimum ministers are aiming for.

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