German government fears attacks on vaccine facilities and staff

A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

dpa/GNA – The German government says it is preparing for possible attacks on vaccination centres, vaccine transports or even vaccine makers.

Although there are no concrete indications of such attacks so far, there is an “abstract threat” to the above-mentioned institutions due to “the great media presence as well as the high dynamics and emotionality” of the topic, the German Interior Ministry says.

The comments were made in a government response to a parliamentary question posed by the German Green party seen by dpa.

The paper warns of protests by anti-vaxxers, coronavirus sceptics and conspiracy theorists that could get out of hand, along with property damage, cyber attacks and even physical assaults on staff.

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