Germany to repurpose refugee camps to detain people who repeatedly flout Covid rules

- DAILY MAIL - Jan 18, 2021 -


Chancellor Angela Merkel considers imposing a 'mega-lockdown' and suspending public transport after sparking a public backlash in the UK by calling 'mutant' Covid the 'British virus'
  • Germans who don't quarantine 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.


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