Hellequin GB has translated two articles from PolitikStube concerning the absurd measures imposed in Germany and Austria to enforce COVID-19 restrictions.
The first piece is from Bavaria. It refers to Markus Söder, the Minister President of Bavaria for the CSU, which is the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s CDU:
In Söder’s Fiefdom of Bavaria: 62-year-old drove grandchildren home too late — €500 fine
In Söder’s Fiefdom of Bavaria, the virus is particularly insidious in the evenings and at night, so King Markus the First is pulling on the reins more and more and has ordered his subjects to observe a curfew from 9pm to 5am to reduce the risk of infection. Serfs who refuse to obey and ignore the strict orders of the regent are threatened with heavy fines — i.e. rip-offs.
Such a fine will arrive at the home of the 62-year old soon; the grandfather did not simply disobey [Söder’s orders], but also dared to drive his grandchildren home. An attentive police patrol stopped the car, the citizens in uniform showed no mercy and sentenced the grandfather to a fine of €500.
The way to the Freising hinterland costs a 62-year-old grandfather dearly. On Tuesday evening [December 22] he wanted to drive his grandchildren home around 11pm — to the annoyance of the police. They complained about a violation of the Bavarian Infection Measure Ordinance. The driver must pay a fine of €500 for not complying with the curfew. The officers did not see an exceptional situation here.
The second article describes COVID lunacies in Carinthia, a state in southern Austria in the Eastern Alps:
Austria: Now there is even a Corona punishment for living together with your partner
No joke: some citizens are currently punished by hefty fines. Their crime: They live with a corona-positive partner!
As ORF reports, several Kärntner [Carinthians] received post from regional authorities. According to the report, it states that they have violated the ban on contact and are now to pay a fine of €300 or go into detention for six days.
Those affected are now flabbergasted for several reasons. They have been living together at their main residence for years and apparently were not even checked for violations. In addition, the authorities are likely to have gotten wind of the life partners of the Corona positives via contact tracing.
And last but not least, the penalties are apparently issued for a time when the partners have not even tested positive for the coronavirus.