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)