Germany to repurpose refugee camps to detain people who repeatedly flout Covid rules by going out when they should be quarantining
-To be held in detention centres under Covid rules -State of Saxony has confirmed plans to hold rule-breakers in a refugee camp -Baden-Württemberg will use two hospital rooms under watch of German police -Schleswig-Holstein will use an area within a juvenile detention centre
Germans who refuse to quarantine after being exposed to Covid will be held in detention centres under new rules prepared by regional authorities.
The eastern state of Saxony has confirmed plans to hold quarantine-flouters in a fenced-off section of a refugee camp set to be build next week.
The regional state claimed that the facility will only be used for people who have repeatedly flouted lockdown rules around self-isolation.
Baden-Württemberg in south-west Germany will use two hospital rooms to detain repeat offenders, who will be guarded by police.
In Brandenburg, authorities will detain a section of a refugees centre, while Schleswig-Holstein will use an area within a juvenile detention centre.
Legal experts told Die Welt that state governments have powers to detain people for breaching quarantine rules under the Disease Protection Act, passed by the German Bundestag last March and renewed in November.
The plan has been widely criticised, with AfD MP Joana Cotar accused the Saxony government of 'reading too much Orwell'.
German authorities have come under fire for their management of the pandemic, with proposals to impose national vaccine mandates in a bid to control the virus branded 'social dynamite' by opposition figures.
In China werden vorig jaar alle besmette mensen geconcentreerd in noodhospitalen. Ziek of niet, je was verplicht er uit te zieken.
Die Chinese methode gaat mij te ver ondanks dat het wel erg effectief is. Duidelijk uitspreken dat je in overtreding bent als je besmet naar buiten gaat lijkt mij prima. Daar mag dan ook een gepast maatregel tegenover staan. Herhaaldelijk schuldig maken lijkt mij een reden voor vasthouden.
Alleen is het slecht controleerbaar tenzij je gaat provoceren.