Germany’s Covid police state

Germans who repeatedly refuse to self-isolate will be detained in refugee camps.

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Germans who refuse to self-isolate could be put in repurposed refugee camps. Yes, you read that right.

People in the states of Saxony and Brandenburg who repeatedly refuse to self-isolate after being exposed to Covid could be interned. The Saxony state government said it would only use the camps when all other means, including financial penalties, had failed to deter the rule-breakers. Similarly, the state of Schleswig-Holstein plans to put these offenders in part of a juvenile-detention facility.

State governments are entitled to detain quarantine-breachers due to the stipulations of a Covid law passed in March, legal expert Christoph Degenhar told Die Welt. But legal or not, the authoritarianism is staggering.

Civil liberties have taken a beating during the pandemic. But the internment in camps of those who refuse to self-isolate might be the most frightening example yet.

Picture by: Getty.

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