Certain restrictions are to be eased for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from a proven infection with SARS-CoV-2. The Cabinet adopted regulations that have now been approved by the two chambers of the German parliament, the Bundestag and the Bundesrat. The new regulations are to come into effect as of Sunday 9 May.
At the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for swift action and international solidarity in the fight against climate change. She announced that the German Federal Government will be revising its national climate targets.
In future if the seven-day incidence in a district or town exceeds 100, additional measures, standardised at national level, are to be triggered to stem the rise in infections. The German Bundestag has voted to amend the Infection Protection Act. The amended version is to help stem the third wave of the pandemic.
people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 so far in Germany (as at 8 May 2021). 7.572.228 people have already had both vaccinations. The Federal Ministry of Health’s vaccination dashboard has more details.
The Federal Chancellor and the Heads of Government of the Länder intend to lift the priority system for vaccinations no later than June. Restrictions are also to be eased for people who have been vaccinated or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. They will not be required to provide evidence of a negative test result in order to go shopping or to the hairdresser.
COVID-19 vaccinations are being administered nationwide. Currently the aim is to protect the most vulnerable first. Vaccinations have already eased the strain on hospitals. Four vaccines have now been approved. Here is an overview.