Supporters of Covid Certificates Win Referendum in Switzerland | News from Germany about Europe | Dw

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Opponents of anti-coronavirus restrictions in Switzerland were defeated in a referendum on the legal framework for covid certificates, preliminary counting figures show. According to estimates released by the Swiss public law media company SRF, 63 percent of the participants in the referendum, which took place on Sunday, November 28, supported the government’s measures to combat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

In conditions of increasing political tension, residents of the country were asked to express their attitude to the already introduced sanitary passes with QR codes, which are issued on the basis of the “3G rule” – an abbreviation for genesen, geimpft, getestet (“got sick”, “vaccinated”, “tested”) … These passes are required, in particular, for visiting major cultural events and restaurants. The initiators of the referendum believe that the requirement to present a certificate is unacceptable, discriminatory and in fact obliges to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

According to police, politicians in Switzerland are receiving an unprecedented number of threats. Law enforcement agencies were forced to strengthen the protection of many politicians, including the Minister of Health, Alain Berse. In recent weeks, critics of antiquarian restrictions have staged numerous protests across the country. Some of the actions escalated into clashes between demonstrators and police.

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