Austria Set To Order “Harsh” Lockdown For Unvaxxed

The New York Times reports:

New lockdown restrictions for Austria’s unvaccinated population are likely because reports of new coronavirus cases in the country are rising rapidly, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said on Thursday.

Though such restrictions would be a “very harsh measure,” they appear to be necessary and “probably inevitable,” the chancellor said at a news conference on Thursday.

The Austrian government said last week that it would ban people who are not fully vaccinated from entering places like restaurants and hair salons; that measure took effect on Monday. A lockdown like the one Mr. Schallenberg warned about would be much more restrictive.

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