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German government drops plan for Covid vaccine mandate

Decision taken after MPs rejected draft bill is seen as humiliating defeat for chancellor Olaf Scholz

The German government has buried its plans to introduce a coronavirus vaccine mandate after parliament rejected it, but says further restrictions may be inevitable to protect more vulnerable citizens.

MPs voted against the draft bill on Thursday, which had it passed would have made it compulsory for over-60s to receive a vaccine, in what is seen as a humiliating defeat for the chancellor, Olaf Scholz, who has long been calling for the legislation.

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