Austria will go right into a full lockdown over Covid from subsequent week, turning into the primary nation in Europe to take this measure throughout the newest wave of the virus.
The federal government additionally mentioned vaccinations will likely be obligatory for the entire inhabitants from subsequent February.
Below the brand new measures, the entire inhabitants will likely be despatched into lockdown for not less than 10 days, though this may very well be prolonged, the Austrian chancellor Alexander Schallenberg mentioned.
It comes days after the nation despatched round two million unvaccinated individuals into lockdown, telling them they needed to keep at dwelling except it was for a listing of causes together with going buying or to work.
Regardless of this, Covid circumstances have continued to soar.
“We don’t need a fifth wave,” Mr Schallenberg mentioned as he introduced the brand new lockdown, public broadcaster ORF reported.