The European Centre for Disease German legislators have put in new restrictions for the unvaccinated, and they plan to vote on mandatory Covid vaccinations.
Thursday was a meeting of national and regional leaders to prohibit Germany’s unvaccinated citizens from any non-essential business, including bars, restaurants, and movie theatres, in an effort to increase vaccine uptake.
To stop the spread of the virus, additional measures are being taken, such as restrictions on spectators at sporting events, extra tests for those who have been vaccinated, and school mask mandates.
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control data shows that 68.4% of Germans are fully vaccinated. This is slightly higher than the EU-wide rate of 66%.
On Thursday, more than 1,000,000 Covid vaccines were given in Germany. However, the majority of these were booster doses.
Germany had the second-highest number of Covid-19 new cases worldwide in the past 28 days after the United States. Johns Hopkins University data shows that Germany has more than a 1.3million positive Covid-19 tests and 6,222 deaths due to the virus in the past four weeks.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, Thursday saw 73.209 coronavirus cases in Germany. This brings the total number of cases to 439 per 100,000. A record number of 79,051 positive coronavirus tests were reported last week.
Despite this, 321 people were admitted into Germany’s intensive care units on Thursday with Covid-19. 21% of hospital beds were occupied by Covid patients.