Germany to issue coronavirus ‘immunity certificates’

(DAILY MAIL) – ‘Immunity certificates’ are set to be introduced in Germany as part of preparations for the country to cease its lockdown.

Researchers want to bring in the documents for citizens not at risk of contracting the novel coronavirus.

It comes as Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has secured a boost in poll ratings.

As part of Germany’s fight against the virus, scientists are using antibodies in test participants to find out which of them have had the illness and healed, Der Spiegel reports.

The team plans to test 100,000 people at a time, issuing documentation to those who have built up an immunity.

They will then use the information gleaned from the testing to assess how and when the lockdown should conclude.

Researchers will utilise the data as they advise the government on when schools will be re-opened and mass gatherings permitted once again.