Austria returns to full closure, citizens will be required to be vaccinated from February

As of Monday Austria is entering a full closure of 10 to 20 days, after the closure on unvaccinated only did not curb the morbidity. From February 1, all residents will be required to be vaccinated

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Freepik photo

Austria announced today (Friday, November 19, 2021) the imposition of a full closure on all citizens of the country, including the vaccinated, after the attempt to impose a closure on the unvaccinated failed to curb the rise in morbidity. The restrictions will take effect on Monday (November 22, 2021).

The closure will last between 10 and 20 days, the Chancellor of Austria said, Alexander Schlenberg (Alexander Schallenberg), due to the relatively low number of vaccinated citizens (66%), in Western Europe. “We do not want a fifth wave,” the Austrian chancellor said after meeting with the country’s nine provincial governors at a resort in western Austria. The data for the past week show a morbidity rate of 990.7 cases per 100,000 and the Minister of Health Wolfgang Mukstein (Wolfgang Mückstein) noted that the imposition of a closure is the last resort.

Under the restrictions, Austrians will move to work from home, non-essential shops will be closed, and schools will remain open to children who need only frontal learning. The closure will continue until December 12, but will be re-examined after 10 days. In addition, as of February 1, 2022, all citizens of the country will be required to be vaccinated, the first country in Europe to take action.

In a number of other countries, closures and restrictions have also begun to be adopted: In the Netherlands A partial closure has already taken effect, last week, which includes closing bars and restaurants starting at 8 p.m. Prime Minister Slovakia, Edward Hager (Eduard Heger), announced a closure, starting Monday, for the unvaccinated and also the government Czech Republic Restricts access to a variety of services. Greece Imposed restrictions on the unvaccinated, which include a ban on entering cinemas, gyms, museums and more. Yesterday, the German Chancellor announced Angela Merkel On new restrictions on the unvaccinated in 12 of the 16 countries, where hospitalization rates are high.

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