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Germany to open 'detention centers' for people who break lockdown/quarantine

German Media is reporting that Germany has begun opening “detention centers” with armed guards for Germans who break quarantine and lockdown rules. This isn't something news in Germany. This was already being done in individual cases, but only on the basis of judicial orders and authorities detained those who refused to enter quarantine. But now many states in Germany are opening new “detention centers” or “concentration camps” for lockdowns breakers all over Germany. Germany has locked down much of their population and quarantines are still mandatory for those who have been exposed to someone who tests positive. The problem is that not everyone is willing to be locked down in quarantine voluntarily. It’s not a few people, either. There’s been some fairly stiff resistance. It is important to note that all of this is being done with the express approval and support of the German federal government and Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The "detention center" in Saxony, Germany. Here are where the new German "detention centers" are being set up: Officials in the state of Saxony have already approved plans to hold quarantine-breakers in a fenced-off section of a refugee camp. The regional state claimed that the facility will only be used for people who have repeatedly flouted lockdown rules around self-isolation.

Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein already plans to detain quarantine breakers in the coming weeks on the grounds of the Moltsfelde youth detention center in Neumünster.

Brandenburg also wants to set up a central office for quarantine breakers in addition to a hospital or other "suitable facility," the report said, citing the state's social ministry.

In Saxony, "a shelter" is currently being built for such purposes, according to the Social Ministry. Persistent quarantine breakers could also be housed "in a locked hospital or other suitable accommodation."

Bavaria's Ministry of Health said that it is usually possible to persuade people to comply "by emphatic instruction" and by pointing out "compulsory isolation and fines."


According to Legal experts state governments in Germany have powers to detain people for breaching quarantine rules under the “Disease Protection Act”, passed by the German Bundestag last March and renewed in November. This Orwellian law, which many in Germany compared to the Nazi “enabling act”, basically undermines all German basic laws regarding human rights and civil liberties and allows the German authorities to do whatever they want to whoever they want in order to “prevent virus spread”.

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