Jens Spahn, Health Minister, has ruled out mandatory vaccination against coronavirus. A number of federal states have implemented new restrictions including a curfew.
Madrid (European News).- On Monday, the cumulative incidence rate for 7 days was 399.8 per 100,000 residents. This record exceeds the 386.5 cases that were reported on Monday. The death toll has increased by contrast.
The Robert Koch Institute, responsible for managing health emergencies in Germany, stated that 45,326 coronavirus cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. This is almost half the number of infections recorded the previous day.
Regarding the death toll, there was an increase of 309 on Monday, while the previous day’s death toll was set at 62. Germany suffered 99,000,433 deaths from the coronavirus. Around 5 million, 431,000 people also became infected.
The country is experiencing an alarm-causing infection rebound. Only a month ago, there were 85 cases per 100 000 people. The authorities are concerned that more cases will emerge because there have been no reports of positive cases.
Deutschlandfunk was informed by Jens Spahn (Acting Minister of Health), that the possibility for compulsory COVID-19 vaccination is not something to be discussed at the moment.
Spann stated that it could not solve our current serious problems. We will not stop this (infection wave) with compulsory vaccination. It is too late. Now is the time to reduce our exposure, and work together at state level. It is why I am not sure if we are going all-out for distribution. He said that the debate has now become very important.
Spann, despite being skeptical, has expressed support for this measure.
He stated, “This is a matter that’s free and responsible.” He then highlighted the moral and legal obligations of vaccination and pointed out the need to clarify how it was applied, since the German News Agency had collected data protection agreement.
Ulrich Battis (a constitutional expert at Humboldt University, Berlin) stressed that the constitution would protect this obligation. “This general obligation to vaccinate is perfectly reasonable. It is to protect the lives of other people,” he said in a statement to the newspaper “New Osnabrück”.
He said: “Article 2 of the Basic Law provides for the protection of the lives of others, and considers to provide citizens with preventive vaccination against the coronavirus.” “The basic right to physical integrity also established in Article 2 must be placed in the background. “He added.
Along these lines of thinking, Franz C. Mayer, a law professor from Bielefeld, also stated that mandatory vaccination is “fundamentally consistent with the Constitution”. It depends on good reasons and then on proportionality. Individual freedom can be ended if the freedom or health of others is at risk. “This is true if the vaccination campaign fails,” he stated in a statement to RND.
The German Hospital Association, for its part, stated that it was not possible to exclude general vaccination obligations. Gerald Gass, chairman of the entity’s board of directors, stated in the Fink Publishing Group newspaper that the debate should be “very responsible and respectful to the whole society, based upon scientific facts, and in coordination.” …”.
DPA agency reports that several federal states announced restrictions Tuesday night, including curfews and the resumption of telematics classes.
The Berlin Regional Government agreed to extend the “2G” application to allow retail businesses to be entered other than pharmacies, supermarkets, and pharmacies. However, only people who have recovered from Covid-19 or been vaccinated will be allowed to shop in the retail sector.
Hamburg, on its part, has agreed to improve compliance with the 2G model in hotels, cultural activities, such as theatres, cinemas, leisure facilities, and other venues.
Brandenburg State Education Minister Britta Ernst said: “We will abolish compulsory enrolment in the school sector,” and then added that due to the increase in coronavirus cases, many parents do not want to send their children to school.