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Germany eyes lockdown for unvaccinated as infections rise

Leaders in Germany are poised to approve a de facto lockdown for the unvaccinated.

In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her designated successor Olaf Scholz and state leaders are huddled in emergency talks to impose tougher measures designed to stem rocketing COVID cases, fueled by the Delta variant, in Europe’s largest economy.

According to a draft agreement seen by AFP, the plans include a blanket ban on entering bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas for anyone who has not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID.

The unvaccinated would also be banned from Christmas markets and nonessential shops and only be able to socialize with a limited number of people.

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