The debate on general compulsory vaccination will take place this Thursday without the President of the Bundestag Bärbel Bas (SPD) - and also without her deputy and spokesman for the opponent of the compulsory vaccination Wolfgang Kubicki (FDP).

Both have contracted Covid-19.

"Now Corona has gotten me too," Bas wrote on Twitter.

"Despite the symptoms, I'm doing relatively well." She will remain in isolation for the coming days and will not be able to keep appointments - "even if it is particularly difficult in these weeks".

Kubicki wrote on Facebook on Tuesday: "Now I too have been infected with Corona.

Today's PCR test gave certainty.

Thankfully, I only have mild flu symptoms, but due to the isolation I cannot take part in the week of sessions of the German Bundestag.” On Thursday, the Bundestag will not only debate the introduction of general vaccination requirements, the vote on amending the Infection Protection Act is also planned for Friday.

Kubicki was in charge of the application "Increase vaccination readiness without general vaccination against SARS-CoV-2".

"Nevertheless, I will do everything I can from isolation to ensure that general vaccination (both from the age of 18 and from the age of 50) does not come and that the IfSG paves the way for a quick return to normality," he writes on Facebook.

"It's finally time that we orient ourselves to the other European countries and get out of the panic mode again.

I'm boosted and still infectious.

This shows that the state-mandated obligation to vaccinate is completely pointless."

The plenary sessions this week will now be chaired by Bas' non-infected deputies Aydan Özoguz (SPD), Yvonne Magwas (CDU), Katrin Göring-Eckardt (Greens) and Petra Pau (Die Linke).