Austria: lockdown for the unvaccinated announced
UPDATE: ** Austria to go head with plan to lockdown the unvaccinated across the entire country **
Austria announces lockdown of the unvaccinated for the entire country – “random checks will be carried out”
Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming the first country in the world to do so, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Friday.
Schallenberg, speaking at a press conference in Tyrol, said the nationwide lockdown is expected to be formally approved at a meeting on Sunday. Random checks will be carried out to ensure compliance with the new restrictions.
Austria’s Covid case rates are already higher than the winter wave of 2020:
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