Germany: Quarantine Violators Will Be Sent To Refugee Camps And Detention Centers

In Germany, refusing to quarantine for suspected COVID-19 exposure could result in forced detainment in a detention center or refuge camp.

Germany: Quarantine Violators Will Be Sent To Refugee Camps And Detention Centers

In Germany, refusing to quarantine for suspected COVID-19 exposure could result in forced detainment in a detention center or refuge camp.

Detainment camps will be used to house citizens who refuse to quarantine under new rules drawn up by regional authorities, according to an article published Sunday by The Telegraph.

Construction of the detention centers within refugee camps are to begin next week in the German state of Saxony.

The states of Baden-Wurttemberg, Brandenburg, and Schleswig-Holstein, are also in the process of opening their facilities, according to a report from German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

In two hospitals in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg, police have been tasked to guard rooms housing repeat quarantine violators.

A refugee camp will be tasked to hold coronavirus detainees in Brandeburg, while Schleswig-Holstein will utilize a juvenile detention center.

It’s true that inequality would be created but it would be for a transitional period and if there is evidence to back it up, it’s constitutionally okay,” Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Bild newspaper.

Dr. Christoper Degenhart said the controversial measures are permitted under the Disease Protection Act that was passed by the German Bundestag according to The Telegraph.

Germans have compared to prospect of detention facilities to political prisons in communist East Germany. An MP for the populist Alternative for Germany party, Joana Cotar, said the state government of Saxony has been “reading too much Orwell.”

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