Migrants and asylum seekers living in Germany seem to think that the lockdown measures that have been put in place to stem the spread of coronavirus simply do not apply to them.
The mayors of Schneeberg and Zschorlau – both small towns in the German federal state of Saxony – have sought help from the state’s Ministry of the Interior for help because asylum seekers living at a local asylum center have not been adhering to the measures put in place to stop the spread of the virus, Bild reports.
The Schneeberg mayor reported that large groups of asylum seekers living at the Schneeberg Asylum Home were seen leaving the living facility in large groups without having a good reason to do so.
The mayor added that the asylum seekers seem to believe that the lockdown measures announced by German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week do not apply to them.
When asked about their behavior, some of the asylum seekers are said to have reacted aggressively.