Merkel says Germany will not have compulsory vaccination against Covid-19

Published on 7/13/2021 3:25 PM

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that, unlike France, she does not intend to make vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory in the country, and said: “We do not intend to follow this path.” “We are at the beginning of the stage in which we are still encouraging the vaccination campaign, as we have more vaccines than people who want to be vaccinated,” he declared.

Wolfram Hen, a genetics expert at the University of Saarland and a member of the German Ethics Council, which advises the government on vaccination strategy, has called for vaccination to be mandatory for educators. However, Merkel said she did not believe the German government could “gain confidence” on this path. “I think we can gain confidence by publicizing the vaccination as well as allowing as many people as possible to become ambassadors for the vaccine through their own experience,” she said.

Faced with the still slow vaccination process in some regions, Spain announced on Tuesday an extension of restrictions on flights from Brazil and South Africa, and the measure will take effect from July 20 to July 3 to August.

However, the decision only allows entry to flights from Brazil and South Africa that are operated by citizens of Spain or Andorra, residents or passengers in transit internationally to a country that does not belong to the Schengen area. In this case, the layover period must be less than 24 hours and without leaving the transit area of ​​the airport.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) today announced an agreement with the Serum Institute of India (SII) to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine with more than 300 million doses of vaccine in India as of September, according to the portal. Sputnik News.

SII is the largest manufacturer of coronavirus vaccines in the world, with more than 500 million doses already produced. The institute is one of the leading Indian companies in fighting the coronavirus through a series of strategic partnerships.

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With infections rising around the world, the UK reported 50 new coronavirus deaths today, the highest number since April. Still, according to Watchman, 36,660 cases were confirmed within 24 hours.

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