On Monday, Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg made the statement that all those 12 and older who have not got a full immunization against Covid-19 would be subject to lockdown measures. Vaccination rates in Austria are among the lowest in the European Union, where Covid-19 infections are on the increase. About 65 percent of the population is immune to the virus. As per Sunday’s stated limitations, anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated is obliged to stay at home, with the exception of a few limited exclusions, and police will perform spot checks on those who are out.
Under the rules of a lockdown plan agreed upon in September, Austrians who had not received the Covid-19 vaccination would be subject to a stay-at-home order if Covid-19 patients occupied 30 percent of intensive-care beds. Austrian entertainment venues, restaurants, hairdressers, and other places of public life already prohibit those who are not immunized. Using public transportation is also not an option.
Covid shutdown In Austria For Who Are Un Immunized
According to Reuters, Schallenberg said Friday that the cabinet should give the measure the “go-ahead” this weekend. According to Schallenberg, who spoke at a news conference in Innsbruck, the goal is to allow for a state-wide lockdown for individuals who have not received vaccinations on Sunday. Immunization rates have been termed as “shamefully low” by him in the past.
He voiced his warning as a wave of Covid-19 infections swept throughout central Europe. According to Reuters, the Netherlands imposed a three-week partial lockdown on Friday evening after health officials there documented a substantial spike in the number of infections. It was “an ugly message” and “extremely unpleasant and far-reaching measures,” said Dutch interim Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who issued a televised speech on the night of the incident. He implemented some of the steps included closing restaurants and stores early and re-imposing social separation rules, among others. If you don’t get rid of the illness, it will spread.
According to the AP, residents of Berlin, Germany’s capital city, are bracing for fresh restrictions to take effect on Monday. Norway also announced new prohibitions on Friday. Several European governments have expressed dissatisfaction with unvaccinated populations during an outbreak of Covid-19. Schellenberg’s tone exactly represented this sentiment. People who have not been immunized in Germany’s neighboring countries have been subjected to a heightened level of criticism. Non-vaccinated individuals will be prevented from eating, drinking, working out at gyms, and going to the cinema beginning next week, according to a statement made by Berlin on Wednesday. Vaccination rates vary widely throughout Europe but steadily decline as one approaches eastward.
Early this week, the nation’s coronavirus task force said that in the prior 24 hours, 1,241 fatalities from Covid-19 had been recorded throughout the country, setting a new daily record for mortality. According to the most current figures since the epidemic started in 2009, the country has seen 254,167 deaths. But on the other hand, German officials warned on Thursday that the country is still experiencing a “very alarming” surge in Covid-19 cases and recommended that residents postpone and reduce any unnecessary encounters while postponing large gatherings.
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