Switzerland is planning to hold a referendum on whether the government should be deprived of its power to decide on quarantine and other measures to slow down the pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus. A petition by supporters of such a decision has gathered the required number of signatures.
This is reported by The Wall Street Journal.
Switzerland has an explicit right in which its citizens can make important decisions through referendums, which are appointed if enough people sign the petition.
Now the country could vote as early as June on the government's right to pass lockdown decrees and other quarantine restrictions вЂ” anti-quarantine campaigners filed a petition this week with about 86,000 signatures out of the required 50,000. They demand to cancel the COVID-19 decree, which previously extended the authorities' right to impose restrictions.
According to the publication, the signers of the petition also fear that the government's next step could be to mandate vaccination against the coronavirus with vaccines that have not yet been sufficiently studied.
In addition, about 55% of the Swiss, according to the survey, believe that most government measures against COVID-19 infringe on their personal freedoms.
At the same time, the country's Ministry of Health has already stated that it has no plans to introduce compulsory vaccination.
Meanwhile, in Germany, an institution will be created in Saxony for the вЂњforced placementвЂќ of persistent quarantine violators.
We also reported that Switzerland recognized as safe and allowed the use of coronavirus vaccines by Pfizer and BioNTech and Moderna.