Senate decides: more freedoms for vaccinated people

Senate decides: more freedoms for vaccinated people

People who have been vaccinated against Corona get a little more liberty in Berlin. In future, they will be treated like people with a negative test.

House of Representatives

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Plenary session of the House of Representatives in Berlin.

In future, they will be treated like people with a negative test, as Deutsche Presse-Agentur learned on 13 April 2021 after the Senate meeting. As a result, those affected will be allowed to go shopping, visit a hairdresser or beauty salon, a museum or an exhibition without a prior Corona test. The regulation is to take effect 15 days after the second vaccination. It is expected to come into force on Sunday (18 April 2021).

"It's not about privileges, it's about the liberties of every individual".

Most recently, Berlin's Senator for Economic Affairs Ramona Pop (Greens) had publicly pleaded for significantly more freedoms for vaccinated people. "It's not about privileges, but about the freedom rights of every individual," she said recently in an interview with the "Tagesspiegel". In the Senate, the Governing Mayor Michael Müller and Health Senator Dilek Kalayci (both SPD) were reportedly in favour on Tuesday.

RKI report: Vaccinated people probably no longer play a significant role in epidemiology

At the beginning of April, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) had stated in a report to the Federal Ministry of Health "that vaccinated persons probably no longer play a significant role in the epidemiology of the disease". The assessment refers to the risk of transmission "at the latest at the time from the 15th day after administration of the second vaccination dose". Legal experts have long agreed that there is no way around a gradual relaxation of fundamental rights restrictions for vaccinated persons.

Source: dpa/deepl.com

| Last edited: Tuesday, 13. April 2021 14:47 Uhr

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