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Restrictions in Germany: Government to tighten COVID-19 regulations from August 23, apply throughout Germany

Restrictions in Germany: During the meeting held Tuesday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the prime ministers of all federal states decide to introduce new rules and regulations to fight the pandemic.

“Strong decisions at the summit in the Federal Chancellery – but no easing in sight. On the contrary: the restrictions will now be even stricter, ”writes “ Bild ” in a commentary on today’s events.

Changes throughout Germany from August 23, 2021

People who have not been vaccinated or recovered from August 23 will have to undergo a coronavirus test if they want to go to a pub, bar, hairdresser, concert or hotel overnight, for example.

Moreover, a negative test result will have to be presented when visiting patents in hospitals and people living in nursing homes.

The head of the Germany Government said that the vaccination campaign has slowed down, there was an increase in the number of cases. Currently, there is 55.1 percent of people in Germany who are already fully vaccinated.

No more free trials from October 11

This means that after this date, unvaccinated people will have to pay for the test out of their own pocket.

Tests will only be reimbursed for people who cannot be vaccinated now, e.g. children under 12 and pregnant women.

Germany: decision made to abolish free test passes

35 infections per 100,000 inhabitants – the border of infections

The requirement of tests and other restrictions will apply in all federal states where the seven-day incidence will be stably below 35 infections per 100,000. inhabitants – it was decided during today’s summit.

Seven-day incidence rate for Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants will continue to be the decisive measure of the introduction of restrictions. In the future, however, the region’s vaccination and hospital occupancy are also to be taken into account.

The obligation to wear masks and keep distance is maintained

Wearing masks in shops and other closed public places and on public transport will still be required. The order to keep social distance, to observe hygiene and to ventilate rooms is also maintained.

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