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Germany to stop paying unvaccinated in quarantine

Health Minister Jens Spahn announced on Wednesday

22 September, 17:08
(ANSA-AFP) - BERLIN, SEP 22 - Germans who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will no longer receive compensation for lost pay if they have to quarantine from November, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday. The government had been stepping in to pay workers sent into quarantine for at least five days after having contact with an infected person or returning from a "high risk" area abroad. But that policy will end from November 1, Spahn said after a meeting with the health ministers of Germany's 16 states, in the latest government initiative to encourage more Germans to take the jab. Getting vaccinated remained a "personal decision", Spahn said, but that decision would now "also come with the responsibility to bear the financial consequences". (ANSA-AFP).

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