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Cologne (dpa / lnw) - The police union (GdP) in North Rhine-Westphalia sees more work coming to the police due to the control of vaccination passports.

It is correct to give back their civil rights to those who have been vaccinated, said the GdP chairman in North Rhine-Westphalia, Michael Mertens, the "Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger" (Friday).

But: "For the police, the associated controls are of course again a feat of strength."

One problem is that the common vaccination passports are not forgery-proof.

The chairman of the Bund Deutscher Kriminalbeamter in North Rhine-Westphalia, Sebastian Fiedler, also fears difficulties in checking the documents.

"It will be an immense challenge to train all colleagues so that they can differentiate between real and fake vaccination documentation," he told the newspaper.

If the Federal Council agrees on Friday, relaxations should apply from this weekend for those who have been completely vaccinated and those who have recovered.

GdP boss Mertens demanded that the legislature should issue an obligation to carry the vaccination pass for vaccinated people who wanted to benefit from the easing.

"So far nobody is obliged to have vaccination documents with them in public."

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