Legislation would lift social distancing rules, testing requirements and curfews for fully vaccinated

A German “jab to freedom” bill that would from this weekend lift social-distancing rules, testing requirements and curfews for people who have been fully vaccinated, is drawing criticism for discriminating against young people still months from getting their first dose.

The legislation, authored by the justice minister Christine Lambrecht and approved by Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Tuesday, argues that people who have either recovered from a Covid-19 infection or been fully vaccinated against the virus must regain their basic rights because they no longer pose a threat to society.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 10:36am