Vienna tightens coronavirus restrictions
Austrian capital Vienna mentioned Thursday it will tighten coronavirus restrictions to solely enable these vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 to enter eating places, go to hairdressers and attend greater gatherings.
The brand new guidelines come because the day by day surge in instances nationwide hit a report excessive for 2021, at nearly 8,600 infections.
“The state of affairs in all of Austria is critical,” Vienna mayor Michael Ludwig advised a press convention as he introduced the stricter guidelines for the capital.
From the top of subsequent week destructive COVID exams will now not be adequate to enter eating places, for companies with shut contact reminiscent of at hairdressers and for gatherings of 25 folks or extra, he mentioned.
Austria’s vaccination fee has stagnated at 64 % of its nearly 9 million folks, under the EU-wide common of just about 67 %.
Two provinces have launched lotteries—with automobiles as prizes within the state of Burgenland—as a part of their vaccination campaigns.
Thus far, greater than 11,400 folks contaminated with the brand new coronavirus have died within the Alpine EU member.
Comply with the most recent information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
© 2021 AFP
Vienna tightens coronavirus restrictions (2021, November 4)
retrieved 7 November 2021
This doc is topic to copyright. Aside from any honest dealing for the aim of personal research or analysis, no
half could also be reproduced with out the written permission. The content material is supplied for info functions solely.