Friday October 22, 2021
Vaccination status unknown
AfD boss Chrupalla infected with corona
When the new Bundestag meets for its first constituent session on Tuesday, it will take place without the AFD parliamentary group leader Chrupalla. He is in quarantine at home because of a corona infection. He recently refused to have any questions about the vaccination status.
The AfD parliamentary group leader Tino Chrupalla was infected with the corona virus. As the group announced, the 46-year-old tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently in quarantine at home. “Mr. Chrupalla can therefore not take part in the constituent session of the German Bundestag on October 26,” said the parliamentary group’s announcement.
According to reports, his quarantine has been going on for a few days. He had only mild symptoms, it was said in party circles. So far, nothing has been known about further infections in the group. Co-group leader Alice Weidel tested negative for the virus, according to a spokesman, and will attend the meeting. During the election campaign, she repeatedly emphasized that she was not vaccinated against Covid-19.
Chrupalla, who is also the party leader, had recently forbidden questions about his vaccination status in interviews. He emphasized that vaccination was a private matter. Weidel and Chrupalla had criticized several times that pressure was exerted on people who had not been vaccinated. But there are also AfD politicians who have identified themselves as having been vaccinated. Among them the honorary chairman of the AfD Alexander Gauland and the long-time AfD chairman Jörg Meuthen, who has meanwhile announced his retirement from the party leadership.