Meanwhile in Germany…
German police enforced new Covid social distancing measures with folding rulers in Frankfurt over the weekend.
“Wearing a mask is mandatory if the minimum distance of 1.50 m cannot be maintained.” according to new social distancing rules in Frankfurt.
The state police enforced this new rule by walking through crowds with rulers.
“Hessen state police (Hessische Polizei) officers walk with folding rulers through the crowd in Frankfurt” a German woman said in the caption of video posted to social media.
Hessische Polizei Beamten gehen mit Zollstöcken durch die Menschenmenge in Frankfurt am 11.12.21 pic.twitter.com/1dkqehSnPt
— Sternenstaub (@wirsindsoviele) December 12, 2021
Last Thursday Merkel and Olaf Scholz, the vice chancellor who just replaced Merkel, unveiled the new Covid mandates and imposed a lockdown for the unvaccinated:
Mandatory Covid shots for hospital, care-home employees. As many as 30 million vaccine shots given by Christmas. Increase pool of people who can administer vaccines. Access to restaurants, theaters only for vaccinated, recovered. Access to non-essential stores only for vaccinated, recovered. Tighter contact restrictions for non-vaccinated people. Nightclubs closed in places with high infection rates. Limits on number of spectators at large public events. Expanded crisis unit to coordinate federal, regional action.