Court hands doctor verdict for issuing mask exemptions during COVID-19

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

A doctor in Germany has learned her punishment for what the government calls illegally issuing mask exemptions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A court in the town of Weinheim said the doctor, whose name was not released, must serve two years and nine months in prison for issuing mask exemptions to some 4,000 people.

She also must serve a three-year work ban and pay $29,550, the “sum she had received for issuing the medical certificates,” Fox reported.

The report said she issued medical exemptions to mask requirements to people even if she never had met them.

She argued that wearing masks is harmful to people’s health.

Her lawyer told a local broadcast outlet that the punishment will be appealed.

The report noted dozens of her supporters gathered at the court, which is north of Heidelberg, to protest the verdict as well as the nation’s extreme pandemic restrictions.

Those masks remain mandatory on long-distance trains, in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes, and on some other public transportation systems, even though mandatory masks in other indoor situations were dropped last year.

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