According to reports, Germans who repeatedly refuse quarantine after COVID-19 are exposed will be kept in detention centers – and even under police guards.
Saxony state officials – who are facing one of the worst outbreaks in the European nation – have already approved a plan to place a quarantine-breaker in a closed-off section of the refugee camp, The Telegraph said.
Another state, Brandenburg, also plans to use a section of a refugee camp.
In Schleswig-Holstein, repeat offenders will be placed in a special area at a juvenile detention center, the report said, citing Germany’s Welt newspaper.
Two hospitals in the state of Baden-Württemberg have rooms to house scoflaws, which will be protected by police, the report said.
The report states that the Center aims to detain only those who continue the lockout even after imposing a fine.
States have been granted powers to do so under the Disease Protection Act, an emergency law that was passed last March by the German Bundestag and renewed in November, Drs. Christophe Dagenhardt told Die Welt, an expert in administrative law.
Joanna Cotter, member of Populist Alternative for Germany Party, tweeted that the people involved in the centers were “Too Much Orwell Reading.”
According to Johns Hopkins University, as of Monday, there have been more than 2 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany and about 47,000 deaths.