14. 11. 2021 13:21, article updated 14. 11. 2021 22:09 | Vienna / ZER
Residents of Austria who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have not survived COVID-19 in the past 180 days will have to go into lockdown.
Residents of Austria who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus or have not survived COVID-19 in the past 180 days will have to go into lockdown. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg and the Austrian regional prime ministers agreed on Sunday. The measures will take effect on Monday. The information was provided by the news agency DPA and AFP.
This European Union country is struggling with a record increase in cases.
Schallenberg told reporters on Sunday: “The situation is serious… We do not take this step with a calm heart, but unfortunately, it is necessary.”
The chancellor added that the lockdown on unvaccinated people and people who have recently contracted COVID-19 will apply from Monday nationwide.
The lockdown will likely mean that unvaccinated people will only be able to leave their homes if they have to perform certain vital duties or for urgent medical reasons, the DPA wrote.
Austria records record numbers of infected people almost daily. On Saturday, the authorities discovered more than 13,000 cases of coronavirus.
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