Germany excludes unvaccinated from parts of public life
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that people who aren’t vaccinated will be excluded from non-essential stores, cultural and recreational venues as part of an effort to curb coronavirus infections.
New cases again topped 70,000 newly confirmed cases in a 24-hour period. Merkel 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.
She said parliament will also debate the possibility of imposing a general vaccine mandate that would come into force as early as February.
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