The German authorities reported the appearance of the country’s first false vaccination certificates this Saturday and assume that their number will increase in the coming days.
The Bavarian Federal Police have warned that “there are a number of double-digit cases”. Although “certificate forgery is still a minor phenomenon numerically,” the increase in supply and demand will increase given the life regime of vaccinated people who enjoy the same freedoms as people who have recovered from the coronavirus.
The country has recorded 5,426 new infections and 163 deaths in the past few hours, for a total of 3.67 million cases and 88,350 deaths, with an incidence of cases per 100,000 population of 37.5.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency responsible for assessing the effects of the pandemic, a total of 3.4 million people have recovered from the disease after around 10,100 recoveries on the last day.
On the other hand, and according to a recent survey, more than half of Germans are still dissatisfied with the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, despite the progress made with vaccinations, the easing of restrictions and the falling number of infections.
In a survey by YouGov polling institute commissioned by the data protection authority, 24 percent were “very dissatisfied” and another 30 percent were “fairly dissatisfied” with the government’s measures. In contrast, only 6 percent are “very satisfied” and 35 percent are “fairly satisfied”. 5 percent did not comment. “