There are growing calls within Germany to follow the lead of neighbouring Austria and mandate vaccines for the Chinese coronavirus.
On Friday, German Health Minister Jens Spahn declared that the country is facing a “national emergency” due to the rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
The health minister went on to say that Germany is in a “situation where we can’t rule anything out”, public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.
Cases have jumped up by over 60 per cent over the past two weeks, with 52,970 new cases reported on Friday, following the pandemic high of over 65,000 cases set the day before.
Under Germany’s federal government system, which like the United States provides significant leeway for individual states to make up their