Austria orders non-vaccinated people into COVID-19 lockdown

Written by on November 14, 2021

November 14, 2021

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria is placing millions of people not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus on lockdown as of Monday to deal with a surge in infections to record levels, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Sunday.

“We must raise the vaccination rate. It is shamefully low,” Schallenberg told a news conference announcing the new measure after a video call with the governors of Austria’s nine provinces. Roughly 65% of the population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the lowest rates in western Europe.

(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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