German Politicians begin discussion on "compulsory vaccination" as the fourth wave rises

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Politicians in Germany have started to debate on mandatory inoculation against the COVID-19 as the country faces another surge in infections but the inoculation rates have tended to stay low.

On Sunday, several conservative politicians of Chancellor Angela Merkel's bloc have said that the country has no option but to mandate the vaccination to increase the inoculation rates.

Head of the Christian Democratic Union(CDU) youth wing Tilman Kuban wrote in Die Welt newspaper, "We've reached a point at which we must clearly say that we need de facto compulsory vaccination and a lockdown for the unvaccinated."

Germany's weekly infection rate went to 372.7, which is the highest of the fourteen weeks.

In some regions rates have surpassed 1000 and hospitals have already started reporting full ICU beds.

Overall, there have been 5.35 million coronavirus infections reported in Germany since the start of the pandemic in February 2020. The overall death toll stands at 99,062.

Publish : 2021-11-22 09:37:00

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