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Covid-19: Germany mulling more restrictions on non-vaccinated people

BERLIN (July 26): The German government is looking at imposing more restrictions on the people who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 to curb the spread of the super-contagious Delta variant, reported Reuters.

The news report, citing Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff Helge Braun, said the government was worried the number of the new coronavirus could soar to 100,000 a day in about two months unless more people were inoculated.

He said those who refused to receive vaccination might be facing some restrictions, such as from restaurants, cinema and stadiums.

After more than two months of steady decline, Germany has seen the number of Covid-19 cases starting to climb since early July, due to the infectious Delta variant.

Braun told Bild am Sonntag newspaper that cases were increasing by 60% per week even though nearly half the population had been vaccinated.

He warned that if nothing is done to counter the Covid-19, in just nine weeks the country might be seeing 100,000 new infections a day.

The report said around 60% of Germany’s 83 million people had taken their first jab of Covid-19 vaccine while 48% were fully vaccinated.

Germany reported 1,152 cases on July 25, 2021. The country’s highest infection cases peaked at 31,552 cases on Dec 18, 2020, according to Worldometer data. 

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