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Germany’s Scholz urges compulsory COVID-19 jabs for all adults

German Chancellor Scholz attends Bundestag session in Berlin
German Chancellor Scholz attends Bundestag session in Berlin

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all adults, Chancellor Olaf Scholz told parliament on Wednesday.

The leader of Scholz’s Social Democrats (SPD) in the legislature had said on Tuesday that he expected a bill on making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory to be voted on by parliament in March.

Lawmakers from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) heckled Scholz on Wednesday over his government’s plans, saying they say were splitting German society, and held up signs reading “freedom instead of division.”

(This story was refiled to fix word order in paragraph 2.)

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr and Zuzanna Szymanska; Writing by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Miranda Murray and Jon Boyle)

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