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Germany / Covid-19: adoption of strict measures in the face of peak contamination

AA / Berlin

German authorities began implementing stricter measures against Covid-19 on Monday amid an alarming increase in new infections.

The rate of contamination over the last 7 days has risen to 201.1 cases per 100,000 people, the highest figure since the onset of the pandemic at the beginning of last year.

In the Land of Saxony, in the east of the country, stricter rules were put in place on Monday, with new restrictions for unvaccinated people.

According to the “2G rule”, only people vaccinated or cured of Covid-19 were now allowed to access restaurants, bars or cultural events. Wearing the FFP2 mask has become mandatory in taxis, trains, buses and trams.

Saxony and neighboring Thuringia are currently the two Länder with the highest incidence of coronavirus cases, more than double the national average. These are also the Länder where the vaccination rate is the lowest.

Authorities in Thuringia also announced stricter measures on Monday, introducing the “3G” rule for restaurants and indoor activities, requiring proof of an anti-Covid-19 vaccination, cure or treatment. negative test.

Students were asked to take a coronavirus test and wear a mask in class.

* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj

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