November 14, 2021
Austria is placing about 2 million unvaccinated people in lockdown from Monday amid record infection levels and growing pressure on hospitals.
“We are not taking this step lightly but it is necessary,” Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg said.
Unvaccinated people will only be able to leave home for a limited number of reasons, like working or buying food.
About 65% of Austria’s population is fully vaccinated, one of the lowest rates in western Europe.