Union Chancellor candidate Armin Laschet has spoken out in favor of an obligation to provide information about the vaccination status in all companies in Germany.

"The employer must know who is vaccinated in the company in order to be able to take protective measures," said the CDU chairman on Monday at the "election check" of the "Heilbronner Voice".

However, non-vaccinated people should not be discriminated against.

“You have to do it carefully.” The Union and the SPD in the Bundestag have only agreed that employers in daycare centers, schools and nursing homes may ask employees whether they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus.

So far, this has only been allowed in medical practices and clinics.

3G rule should apply

Laschet spoke out against restricting unvaccinated people more in view of the increasing numbers in the Corona crisis. “I am of the opinion that the 3G rule should apply.” According to this, certain areas of public life are open to those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered, as well as those who have tested negative. In some federal states, 2G should apply in some areas, which means that unvaccinated people should be restricted more. Laschet did not want to rule out the possibility that there would be further cuts for unvaccinated people. He only wanted to rule out a new lockdown for vaccinated people. "Vaccinated people in particular should no longer suffer any disadvantages."

The NRW Prime Minister criticized the SPD Chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz, who said at the weekend that the people in Germany were "guinea pigs" when they were vaccinated. “We were not guinea pigs,” Laschet emphasized with a view to the approval process for the vaccines. "Sayings like that fuel the lateral thinkers." Scholz should take back this "very bad word", demanded the CDU chairman.