The Austrian government announced that the “lockdown” will be determined for all people who have not been vaccinated since next Monday (8). As a result, those who refuse to be vaccinated will no longer have access to restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, sports activities and cultural events.
Austrian President Alexander Shalenberg justified the move with a sharp increase in new Covid-19 cases in a country where 9,388 infections have been reported in the past 24 hours. “When we get in the car, we put on the seat belt and the anti-Govt vaccine is our belt,” the politician said.
The measure provides that those who are not vaccinated can leave home only in exceptional cases, such as buying essential items or going to work. Those who cannot be vaccinated, children under the age of 12, and those who have not yet been vaccinated are not included in the rule.
Skiing in this group is not allowed and elevators are inaccessible. In addition, those who have not been vaccinated will not be able to access hospitals and nursing homes as visitors.
The government is mandating the use of anti-Govt masks in shops, museums and libraries. In Austria, the vaccination campaign has been slow for some time, with only 63.1% of the population being immunized.
Schallenberg quoted Pope Francis as saying that the vaccine was an “act of love.” The Minister of Health, Wolfgang Mookstein, also called on the Austrians to be vaccinated against the flu.
“We are facing a wave, we must be prepared,” he said, sharply criticizing “politicians who spread false news.”
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