German euthanasia group says it will only carry out assisted suicides on people vaccinated against Covid-19

A German euthanasia group has said clients must be vaccinated against Covid-19 before they can undergo assisted suicide. 

German Euthanasia Association Verein Sterbehilfe has announced prospective clients will have to comply with the country's 2G rule - where premises can choose to deny entry to those who are not vaccinated ('geimpft' in German) or who have recovered ('genesen') from the virus. 

The clinic said euthanasia and preparatory examinations require 'human closeness' meaning that under German law everyone involved must comply with the 2G rule. 

'Euthanasia and the preparatory examination of the voluntary responsibility of our members willing to die require human closeness,' the Association said in a statement on November 19. 

'Human closeness, however, is a prerequisite and breeding ground for coronavirus transmission. As of today, the 2G rule applies in our association, supplemented by situation-related measures, such as quick tests before encounters in closed rooms.'