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Jens Spahn: Vaccinated people get more rights when shopping and traveling

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Those who are fully vaccinated should in future have more freedom in Germany, for example when shopping or traveling. Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) announced this in Bild am Sonntag. “Anyone who has been fully vaccinated can in future be treated like someone who has tested negative,” said Spahn.

The CDU politician became even more specific: “When we talk about test-based opening steps for retailers, for example, after the urgent need to break the third wave, this is an important finding: Those who are vaccinated can go to the shop or the hairdresser without further testing. In addition, according to the RKI, completely vaccinated people no longer need to be in quarantine. ”If they have a vaccination certificate, affected people should be able to spend their Whitsun and summer vacation this year at least in other European countries without any problems.

Vaccinated people are hardly contagious anymore

The evaluation of the latest scientific findings by the Robert Koch Institute has evidently led to this change of heart. The Prime Minister’s Conference commissioned the institute to analyze the question of whether fully vaccinated people should be involved in test concepts at all.

Bild am Sonntag has a report from the RKI to the Ministry of Health, which was forwarded to the federal states on Saturday afternoon. The newspaper quotes from it: “According to the current state of knowledge, the risk of virus transmission by people who have been fully vaccinated, at the latest from the 15th day after administration of the second vaccination dose, is lower than if a negative rapid antigen test was found in asymptomatic infected people.” According to Spahn, these findings would make everyday life in the pandemic easier. The minister says they should be put into practice in talks with countries in a timely manner.

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