By Haruna Gimba
The German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn said the government was not allowing easing of COVID-19-related restrictions for persons who have already been vaccinated against the virus.
He some of the citizens have a priority to get vaccinated now first because there are few vaccines available.
Spahn added that those who have not been vaccinated expect those who have to show solidarity and not declare that they are no longer subject to COVID-19 protocols like wearing a face mask.
“We have confronted the pandemic until now in solidarity as a society, and we will confront it in the coming months the same way until everyone will be offered a vaccine,” the minister told the German ZDF broadcaster.
Health Reporters gathered that a vaccination campaign began in Germany last Sunday.
According to the national vaccination plan adopted on December 18, persons over 80 years and care workers, as well as medical personnel of intensive care units and emergency rooms who are at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, would be vaccinated first.
Earlier in December, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said that the authorities in Germany had agreed on toughening the Coronavirus-related restrictions ahead of the Christmas season until January 10, 2021.
As part of these measures, Germany was to close all non-essential businesses and banning alcohol consumption in public areas.