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Austria imposes Covid lockdown for the unvaccinated

Austrian Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced that those aged 12 and older who are not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be locked down.

Under the measures announced on Sunday, the unvaccinated will not be permitted to leave their homes Beginning Monday, other than to go to work, food shop, go for a walk, or to get the vaccine.

“It’s our job as the government of Austria to protect the people,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told reporters in Vienna on Sunday. “Therefore we decided that starting Monday … there will be a lockdown for the unvaccinated.”

the rules will be policed by officers carrying out spot checks on those who are out. this comes as 65% of Austrians are fully vaccinated and the country is seeing a surge in new cases of the virus.

Unvaccinated people are already excluded from entertainment venues, restaurants, hairdressers, and other parts of public life.

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