In an effort to curb the record number of new cases, the Austrian Chancellor announced on Sunday that the lockdown would take effect from Monday for people who have not been vaccinated or have not recently been infected with Kovid-19. “The situation is serious (…). We are not taking this step lightly, but unfortunately it is needed,” Alexander Shalenberg told a news conference in Vienna.
About 65% of the population received two doses of the vaccine in Austria, which is lower than the European average of 67%, far removed from countries such as Spain (79%) or France (75%). When reported on the contents project on Friday, Mr Shalenberg described the rate as “shamefully low”. People involved have no right to leave their home except for shopping, sports or medical care. Dosage is applicable from the age of 12 years. Unannounced inspections will be conducted.
On Sunday, Health Minister Wolfgang McSstein said the government would evaluate the effect of the restrictions within ten days, and called for the vaccination to be carried out as soon as possible. The action should be approved by Parliament in the evening, a simple formality. With a population of 9.8 million, the country recorded more than 13,000 new cases on Saturday, the highest since the outbreak began.
(Essential / afp)
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