Slovakia follows Austria into lockdown amid record surge in COVID cases

Slovakia follows Austria into lockdown amid record surge in COVID cases

PRAGUE, Nov 24 (Reuters) – Slovakia’s government followed the example of neighbouring Austria on Wednesday and ordered a two-week lockdown to quell the world’s fastest rise in COVID-19 cases as the number of people sick in hospital reached a critical level and vaccinations remain low.The restrictions for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people will include closed … Read more

Austria powers down public life as fourth COVID-19 lockdown begins

Austria powers down public life as fourth COVID-19 lockdown begins

Police officers check the vaccination status of shoppers against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the entrance of a store in Vienna, Austria, November 16, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerRegister now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.comRegisterVIENNA, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Austria powered down public life on Monday as its fourth national COVID-19 lockdown began, making it the … Read more

Thousands protest in Vienna against Austria’s Covid restrictions | Austria

Thousands of people, many of them far-right supporters, have protested in Vienna against coronavirus restrictions a day after Austria’s government announced a new lockdown and said vaccines would be made compulsory next year.Whistling, clapping, blowing horns and banging drums, crowds streamed into Heroes’ Square in front of the Hofburg, the former imperial palace in central … Read more

Austria imposes national lockdown as Covid-19 crisis deepens

Austria imposes national lockdown as Covid-19 crisis deepens

The government also announced plans to make vaccinations mandatory from February 1 next year.The national lockdown starting Monday will last for 10 days minimum, and could be extended for a further 10 days, Schallenberg told reporters at a news conference in Vienna.The move comes only days after Austria imposed lockdown measures for all those age … Read more

Austria locks down unvaccinated as Europe fights fresh Covid wave

Austria locks down unvaccinated as Europe fights fresh Covid wave

VIENNA: Austria on Monday became the first country in the European Union to impose a lockdown on the unvaccinated and start inoculating children as young as five after coronavirus cases surged across the continent. Infection rates have zoomed, placing Western Europe once again at the heart of the global epidemic and governments are being forced … Read more

Austria orders lockdown for those not vaccinated against COVID-19

Austria orders lockdown for those not vaccinated against COVID-19

A person wearing an FFP2 mask sits at St. Stephen’s square amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria, April 1, 2021. REUTERS/Lisi NiesnerAustria has one of W.Europe’s lowest vaccination ratesInfections have surged, strain on ICU beds is growingGovt wants to avoid extra restrictions on the vaccinatedA third of population can leave home in … Read more

Austria: unvaccinated may face restrictions if Covid cases keep rising | Austria

Unvaccinated people in Austria could face new lockdown restrictions if coronavirus case numbers continue to rise, Austria’s chancellor has said.The news came after a Friday evening meeting between Alexander Schallenberg, the chancellor, and state-level leaders to discuss their response to rapidly increasing case numbers.“The pandemic is not yet in the rearview mirror,” Schallenberg said. “We … Read more