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Germany Bans the Unvaccinated From Restaurants, Bars and Shops

  • Federal, state leaders back plans for compulsory shots
  • Non-vaccinated to be excluded from restaurants, theaters
Visitors wait to receive Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccine center in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 2.

Visitors wait to receive Covid-19 vaccines at a vaccine center in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 2.

Photographer: Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg
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Germany imposed stringent nationwide restrictions on people who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19 and paved the way to making shots compulsory to check a brutal surge in infections.

In one of her final acts as chancellor, Angela Merkel held talks with her incoming successor, Olaf Scholz, and Germany’s 16 regional premiers on Thursday, where they agreed on new curbs including allowing only people who are vaccinated or recovered into restaurants, theaters and non-essential stores.