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Germany has built ‘detention camps’ based in its eastern city of Dresden for those who break or fail to properly follow COVID-19 rules.
The facility is located in Stauffenbergallee. It was operating back in in 2017 to shelter refugees but is now surrounded by a fences and high walls. The building remains empty with police security guarding it.
According to RT on Telegram reports, authoritarian actions have been taken to further policing of Germany’s quarantine systems.
Violators of rules are told that if they receive a warning and then a fine, the courts will decide whether the violator(s) should be punished by being put in the camp.
“We don’t assume that there will be very many, but in the event that a court decides that way, there will be a facility to accommodate them,” a spokesperson told RT.
The New Zealand Government previously highlighted that authorities could put any person infected with COVID-19 and their close family members into quarantine facilities.
PM Jacinda Ardern said during a live stream on her Facebook page on June 29 of 2020, well before Auckland’s outbreak, that returnees coming from overseas would be required to undertake a 14-day self-isolation period in a hotel upon arrival.
Ardern explained that all returnees were required to take mandatory COVID-19 tests at days 3 and 12 of their stay. Their tests must return a negative result before they were allowed to leave the facility, into the community.
“We are [also] mandating testing. So we do a test in week one, a test in week two and that’s because some people, of course, one [may] show up as having covid and in that first test. We want to check people before they depart,” said Ardern.
“We are mandating it so there are only a very small number of reasons why you can’t and it will relate to things like if you are a small child or there’s a medical reason. Otherwise; we are mandating it.”
Due to a large increase in cases during that time, it was stated by Ardern that anyone who refused to get a test while in managed isolation would have to stay an extra 14 days in quarantine, that is 28 days total.
“That makes us the most stringent in the world. There are countries who are requiring self-isolation, we’ve taken it a step further,” said Ardern.
Germany is adopting the same idea that they will be sent to a facility if a person refuses to take a Coronavirus test as a punishment.
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